10 Tips For All The Girls Rushing This Semester

10 Tips For All The Girls Rushing This Semester

Good luck to all the girls going through spring recruitment!

Rushing for a sorority is a new and exciting time. It can seem overwhelming at times as well. To combat the copious amount of feelings that will occur, here are 10 tips for anyone going through rush this semester!

1. Get excited

This is a unique time in your life that you will absolutely reflect on in years to come. Rush is an amazing opportunity to find a group of girls that share your values, morals and everything in between. Allow yourself to absorb these next couple of weeks and to delve into the possibility of joining a sisterhood!

2. Carry gum

Everyone loves a girl who is minty fresh!

3. Be yourself

The last thing anyone wants is for a girl to put on a façade and to shield who they are. This is an experience that requires every girl to be their authentic self. It’s for your own good.

4. Get some sleep

Sleeping will definitely be a challenge at some points over the next couple weeks. Your adrenaline will be at an all-time high but, do try and sleep well each night. Sleep heals the mind, body, and soul.

5. Don’t allow anyone to influence you

Friends, acquaintances and the occasional wanderer will be itching to discuss which houses were their favorites, their experiences, and their general opinions. DO NOT listen to them. Not only will their comments subliminally affect your opinion, but, it will hinder the premise that this experience is supposed to be a personal endeavor that you, and only you, should have an opinion in.

6. Bring comfortable shoes

If you have to run across campus to make your Rush Party I will bet a limb it won’t be done in heels. Bring some comfy UGG slippers to change into and run like the wind!

7. Have fun

Rush gives you the opportunity to meet a variety of girls. Enjoy making connections and learning about your fellow students. Have fun with it. Who knows who you will meet!

8. Bring a book or homework

On your times off you will need to be productive to keep up with school and such. Bring some study materials or a good book.

9. Follow your heart

This process will demand introspection as well as a trust in your gut. Your instincts never fail, have faith and I promise, you will make the right decision.

10. Don’t forget to keep smile

Everyone loves a good smile and hours into Rush a smile might make this experience a lot less draining.

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"What would I do without you guys???"

1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."


12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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But eventually, my parents broke the truth to me, and I stopped getting Hanukkah gifts. Period. Tragic, I know. Most of my Jewish friends still get their eight days of gifts, and there is nothing wrong with that. At this point, it's a part of the holiday (especially in the United States) and it would almost be like breaking tradition if they were to stop the fun. However, I can now celebrate ~Hanukkah~ for what it really is: a holiday that serves as an excuse to see family, light candles, and feel proud to be Jewish. Although the holiday wouldn't nearly be as big of a deal if it weren't for Christmas being around the same time of year, it is definitely NOT the Jewish equivalent to Christmas.

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