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Brittany James

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“At last, I’m home.”

Those were the first words I whispered to myself as the limestone buildings and university gates came into view after my four-hour drive from Kansas City to Tulsa. Growing up, the words “house” and “home” always had the same meaning. It wasn’t until I came to college that I began to realize while a “house” is a building that provides sufficient shelter, a “home” is the place that provides comfort, support, and overall makes you happy.  While I love my family and enjoy the time I spend with them, my home is in Tulsa (as much as it annoys my mother when I say that). I simply feel so happy here and completely free to be myself. That is in large part due to the friends that I have made. Nothing beat the feeling of reuniting with those friends after three long months of separation. Even though I was sweating non-stop during move-in thanks to Oklahoma’s good ole humidity, I never stopped smiling. Continue reading

Rush…It’s For Everyone

 

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Sam B., a petroleum engineering major from Tulsa, OK.

Rush…All right, you have heard the stories, even seen the posts, pictures and videos, but you’re still not sure about Greek life. In my opinion, Greek life is a wonderful thing at TU. But it’s not for everyone. You know what is for everyone? Rush! Rush is for everyone even if they are 100% sure that there is no way, no how, they are going to join a house! Continue reading

Greek Life Philanthropy- Hootiefest

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One of my favorite parts of Greek life is philanthropy events.  Every fraternity house is in a national alliance with a different organization, which they sponsor dinners and activities to raise money for.  The Chi-Omega chapter sponsors “Hootiefest” to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Our goal was to raise over $6,000, which is enough money to grant one child their wish.

The first activity kicked off November 11th at the Chi-Omega house.  There was an all you can eat dinner- $5 from everyone at the door- that consisted of food from all over Tulsa including Zio’s, Chipotle, Pei Wei, and much more!  The event took many weeks of planning and an entire day to set up, but all the hours of hard work payed off to make a great event!

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