Assoc. News Editor
Tug-o war has been revamped according to the MU Delta Zeta sorority. The turtle tug took over the quad on Tuesday evening, nothing like Jell-O tug-o-war to get the students involved and staring. Rebecca Pierce, a senior and the chapter president for Delta Zeta said, “this is a national event, a lot of chapters do this, although this is MU Delta Zeta’s first run at this event, we hope to make it an annual event.”
During the event, the sisters of Delta Zeta (who currently have 16 active members) put together a raffle to give away prizes. Raffle tickets were a dollar apiece and prizes included; a Coach basket, mini-fridge, toaster oven and two Starbucks baskets. Pierce also stated that, “absolutely every penny from this event goes to charity. The charity it goes to is The Painted Turtle Camp (based in California), which is a camp for terminally ill children and their families, the camp is a chance for these kids to have a normal camp experience.”
The Jell-O colors chosen for the event were green and a light red, to support the Delta Zeta colors, which are green and pink. All of the sisters also helped to make shirts for the event, which were designed by one of the sister’s who is in graphic design. Teams and individuals registered for the event to participate, for a team of five the cost of registering was $25. WIXQ provided the music for the event and DJ Paula West played some happening tunes ranging from pop to the top 40 hit songs.
Courtney Hepler, Delta Zeta sister and senior who is majoring in public relations said, “I hope a lot of people show up for the event, because it’s for kids. I love doing philanthropy work for kids.”
SOLA had three teams which consisted of five members each. “We are participating to help their cause. I’m excited about everyone getting in Jell-O,” stated Shanna Drenning, SOLA member and senior majoring in international studies.
Lambda Chi Alpha, a fraternity at MU, also had a team, which consisted of five members.
“We like to be involved in all campus activities. We pair up with sororities a lot,” said Mac Carr, Lambda Chi Alpha member and senior majoring in psychology.
Hepler also said, “We are very diverse group with different personalities and backgrounds, like one big family.”