Growing up with two older sisters, things were easier for me. From my sister’s experiences with growing up, I was able to take their experience and mainly learn from it. Colleges and universities is a big phase for one’s life and I got an idea of what college was like through my older sisters while I was in high school. The famous social organization, sororities and fraternities, is common among the American college culture. They consist of sisterhood/brotherhood that are based on rituals and creeds that indicates services, friendship, leadership, and academic achievements.
College, and college life is something you think that never ends but something that comes to an by a snap. As we come into college, we join in multiple activities and organizations to get involved. One of the highly-participated or known to be organizations on campuses are Greek life. For some students, Greek life is something new, but for others it was known as they become seniors, or from their sibling and cousins. A myth or fact of brotherhood and sisterhood?!
Greek life on a college campus is a major part of student life. Greek life makes students feel like they have a foundation to stand on when it is time to network with the professional world. Yet, students do not understand that Greek life has its toxic con on student’s professional career, which choose to go down that path. The Greek life’s hazing, alcohol, cost, black culture, and Alcorn’s part could or already be toxic to someone 's professional career.
What was your opinion on Greek Life before you joined your sorority? Before I didn’t know much about it. I was in a professional music fraternity that I joined, Gamma Rho and they were professional
With fall of Constantinople in 1453 came the fall of a great empire that soon lost basic political rights under the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Greece after being conquered by the Turkish. The Greek War of Independence reestablished Greece as a singular entity without the oppression of the Ottoman Empire. Much like the nationalism that had been all over Europe the Greeks had a powerful sense of pride in their cultural values and religion; this was called Hellenism. Throughout centuries, the Greeks had attempted several times to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire since their conquer.
The Ancient Greeks have influenced American culture through their language, their architecture, and in the theater. Many words in the English language were derived from those of the Ancient Greeks. You can find many examples of Greek architecture in America today, especially in our nations capital. The Ancient Greeks were the first people to start theater and that is still very popular today through stage theater, and through movies. To begin, countless words and phrases found in the English language were obtained from the Ancient Greeks.
“It always seems impossible until it's done.” Much like Odysseus’s pilgrimage home to Ithaca, my journey through middle school was filled with many twists and turns. As terrifying as it was to row past Scylla’s cave, taking those first steps into the sixth grade hall was a very similar experience. Throughout my middle school odyssey, I learned many lessons such as how to have self-confidence and bravery in tough situations, to be ambitious, and to always persevere. When Homer wrote The Odyssey, he clearly illustrated that Odysseus never stopped believing in himself by rowing past Charybdis, and approaching Aeolus, the god of the winds.
“What’s that?”said I. I had found a watch on the ground. It was a really nice gold calculator watch. It said “type in date” on the face of the watch. I did not know the exact year but I knew the era, Ancient Greece.
My whole life, I had been a passenger. A spectator. An observer. I was a quiet, introverted child and I kept small, watertight social circles, as if I was a deadly secret that couldn’t be allowed to reach the public eye. My only pastimes were solitary; reading and telling myself imaginary stories.
Greek organizations are very popular on many college campuses across the United States, for many students as they enter college life they feel that joining a Greek organization is their only way to fit in and make friends on campus. Greek organizations are based on philanthropy, high morals, campus and community involvement, and the sisterhood/brotherhood that is created among its members. Many people see Greek life as a negative part of college life, but little do they know that the majority of our world’s leaders were members of Greek organizations throughout their college careers. The majority of people see members of Greek life as people who are constantly parting, skipping class, and participating in illegal activities which in some cases is true, but that is not the case for the largest majority of Greek members. Many members of Greek life have gained leadership skills from their organizations along with lifelong friendships, are more active on campus and within their communities, and form learning communities within their organizations.
Greek-American Ethnicity vs. Brazilian Racial Self Identifications Ethnicity and culture are two things that are eternally linked. In Race, Ethnicity, and Place in a Changing America, a textbook composed of multiple essays touching on these topics, there are many examples that portray the relation between one’s ethnicity and culture. For instance, in chapter five, Greek American Ethnicity: Persistence and Change, the author, Stavros T. Constantinou, explains how Greek-American ethnicity has changed across several generations. Furthermore, in chapter twelve, Alan P. Marcus, the author of Racial Self Identification among Brazilian Immigrants in the U.S. and Returnees in Brazil, focuses on how a Brazilian’s racial identification may vary depending