Xi Omicron held elections last week and the next executive board has been chosen! It’s been one hell of a journey up till now and it seems like Alpha Kappa Psi is in good hands for the next year. I was elected as the chapter’s next Vice President of Marketing and I could not be happier. I joined this fraternity as a marketing major and I’ve had my eyes on this position for a long time. To win this position, knowing that a brotherhood of over 50 people supports me, is very fulfilling. I just can’t wait to get started.
I’ve been in Alpha Kappa Psi for a year now and this will be my first leadership position in the fraternity. That doesn’t mean I haven’t stepped up in other ways. I found plenty of work to keep me busy and involved within the fraternity. The first thing I did as a newly initiated member was run for pledge instructor. Unfortunately I didn’t get the position, but the experience taught me a valuable lesson. Life Isn’t always about winning, it’s about finding out who you are.
The next semester, I decided to find out a little bit more about myself and join men’s lacrosse. There was a time when I was so involved in lacrosse that my time with the Alpha Kappa Psi was very limited. Instead of choosing between the two organizations, I managed my time efficiently enough to be involved in both. Lacrosse requires me to be physically present, but a lot of what happens within the fraternity, happens behind the scenes. I thought the fraternity could benefit from one of my other skills, so I formed my own committee. I’ve always enjoyed writing so I offered to write a monthly newsletter. This is a job for at least three people, but I managed just fine by myself; and with much success! I love this fraternity and I’m very passionate about my role here. I was happy to step up for Alpha Kappa Psi before and now it’s my time to step up again.
It will be my pleasure to represent and promote Alpha Kappa Psi for the Xi Omicron Chapter.
It’s a tragic day for America… On April 15th around 3 pm two explosions were detonated at the Boston Marathon, leaving two dead and over 20 injured. Initial reports are already coming out stating there was another bomb at the JFK library, but police forces are unsure if incidents are linked.
More than 27,000 runners participated in this year’s Marathon, which takes places every year in Massachusetts. My prayers go out to Boston and the survivors of these tragic events. And of course, all the families affected by this horrible tragedy.
I’ve witnessed this popular trend develop over Facebook in the last several months. These Confession pages are meant to be an outlet; for the typical social media user who needs to vent every once and a while. These pages offer a link that allows the user to submit a post anonymously for thousands of followers to see. Sometimes it can be overwhelming due to the high volume of confessions getting sent over a certain period of time. I’m only following 3 myself because any more, and those are the only posts you see in your news feed!
“How it should be and remain”
I made my first confession on Prison City Confessions about my views on the debates happening now in the Supreme Court. This was prompted by something that infuriated me in my news feed. Someone I knew in high school posted this picture with the status “How it should be and remain”.
I definitely don’t go out of my way to cause confrontations, so that’s why I wanted this to be a confession. It’s just a real personal issue to me because I have quite a few gay friends. And it’s weird that I have to admit that, but it’s the truth and I’ve never had a problem with it. I don’t look at my gay friends any differently than I do my straight friends.
I realize now that there’s no reason for me to be ashamed of my opinion. Friends are friends, and I will absolutely support my friend’s right to be together. This is my confession:
“I’m a straight guy, but all these same-sex debates really do affect me, too. I’ve been in college for the last 3 years and have met so many awesome gay people. It just seems ridiculous that our rights should be any different. I can’t believe people are still homophobic to the point that they’d deny someone else’s happiness.. Get a freaking life! Gay couples deserve the right to get married and be with the one they love just as much as anybody else does. Is that not right? If you don’t think so, then you have a serious problem. If you’re against same-sex marriage because of the bible, then i’m done with you. .I won’t debate this subject with anyone who refuses to use logic.My parents were religious too, but they raised me well enough to let me think for myself. If there really is a God, I’d like to think he’d want us to be accepting of others. All this hate and judgement is what’s really wrong with our world. Don’t let your religion blind you from something that’s right in front of your face.” – Taylor Henderson