Greek Life Does Not Define You

Greek Life Does Not Define You

Do Not Forget That
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Greek life is oftentimes misinterpreted, disliked or loved, and one of the biggest aspects of college campuses. Greek life indeed brings friendships that will last forever, philanthropies that are heartwarming, and activities that will always keep you busy, but it also oftentimes poses barriers.

Greek life consists of fraternities and sororities. These fraternities and sororities are broken up based on houses named after the Greek alphabet. Each sorority tends to carry a stereotype for the type of girl who joins and also attracts different types of people based on various aspects.

Sororities are a great way to acclimate to college, become involved, and meet great friends, but based on experience, they are also a great way to distance friendships.

Greek life allows people to form closer bonds with people in their pertaining houses and thus, friendships amongst people within different houses can disperse unless great action is taken to keep in touch.

I am here to say that Greek life should not separate friendships amongst different houses, and it is not greek life in which initiates that, it is the people who partake in Greek life.

It is imperative to remain friends with those whom you were friends with before the sorority aspect came into your life. Yes, sororities provide an AMAZING opportunity to connect with others similar to you and with similar values, but that does not mean you should lose touch with previous friends.

It should be understood that friendships should not be based on labels, such as a sorority. Friendships should be based on the true enjoyment of hanging out with someone.

So as you go through rush, just remember to keep your other friends in your life who are either not a part of greek life or end up in a different house; they do not deserve to be forgotten.

Greek life does not define you - do not forget that.

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

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Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

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2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

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Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

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4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

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Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

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Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

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Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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Road Trips Are The Best Things To Soothe Your Soul

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Road trips give us the perfect opportunity to do that. They give us the opportunity to just ride, whether you have a destination or not, and just enjoy time to yourself or with a few good friends. Either one that you choose can be soothing for the soul and relaxing. One of my favorite road trips to take is to drive and find the perfect place to watch the sunset. Sunsets are one of my favorite things and I love when my mom and I or my friends jump in the car to find the best spot to watch.

Road trips also give you the perfect reason to jump in your car and listen to some great music. They give you the opportunity to just sit and have some time to yourself and reflect on what you are doing in your life. You can escape everything for just a little while and be somewhat stress-free.

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