Students compete in Greek Week festivities

Mister Day’s was packed Saturday night with members of GW’s Greek-letter organizations, as they celebrated the end of this year’s Greek Week activities.

The annual event featured four days of games and contests, which included a date auction, skits and a competition for Greek Goddess and Greek God honors.

Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Sigma Sigma won the week-long competition, Panhellenic Association President Madeline LePage said.

This was huge for the guys, said Anthony Balestrieri, president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, a chapter that will celebrate its one-year anniversary at GW Saturday.

The week began Wednesday night with a lecture by Eric Garrison, who discussed safe sex and sexual activity in college to a standing-room only crowd in a Funger Hall lecture room.

Garrison answered questions on topics ranging from birth control to female condoms.

I thought the speaker was really funny, said sophomore Rena Jabbour, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. He informed people about stuff they didn’t know.

The annual Greek God and Goddess competition began Thursday night when one member from each chapter participated in a question and answer session.

The competition continued Friday night with skits from each Greek-letter chapter. The skits were required to incorporate the week’s theme, Greeks in the City, as well as GW and D.C. themes.

Fraternity Beta Theta Pi won the male category with its skit, Greek Wars, a parody of Star Wars that featured characters named Darth Chernak and Lord Trachtenberg. Sorority Alpha Delta Pi’s skit won in the women’s category.

Friday night’s events culminated with the talent portion of the God and Goddess competition. Contestants, dressed in togas and semi-formal attire, sang songs such as On My Own from the play Les Miserables and Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing.

Junior Kashi Seghal, a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, and junior Jason Blank from Tau Kappa Epsilon won the event.

Students filled Kogan Plaza for Greek Games Saturday afternoon.

I think the highlight of the Greek Games is the tug-of-war, LePage said. Everyone was cheering and it was a great time for everyone.

Phi Sigma Sigma won the tug-of-war for the women and Theta Delta Chi won for the men.

The week ended with a party and canned food fundraiser at Mister Day’s. Members of Greek organizations who brought food to donate to Miriam’s Kitchen were able to enter the club for a reduced price, LePage said.

LePage estimated the Greek-letter community was able to collect about seven bags of food.

At Mister Day’s, members of Sigma Phi Epsilon gave an encore performance of their Thursday night skit, a choreographed dance to N’Sync’s It’s Gonna Be Me.

Event organizers said they were excited about the turnout and popularity of this year’s events.

We had a lot of enthusiasm, Balestrieri said of the week. Everyone wanted to be there. We really wanted to be part of the GW community and we had an awesome time.

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