Elise Jason, a senior, went to Auburn University her freshman year. During her sophomore year in 2008 she transferred to Virginia Tech. That spring, in 2009, she decided to go through sorority recruitment. At Auburn she had really wanted to be president of a sorority, but she thought it would be impossible at Virginia Tech since she was a transfer student. In fact, she became president of Delta Gamma during the spring and fall of 2010. During that time, she won outstanding new member of the year from Pan-Hellenic, and in 2011 she won outstanding Sorority President, also from Pan-Hellenic. She is in the Pan-Hellenic leadership society Rho Lambda, as well as in Phi Beta Kappa, which is awarded to the top 10% of the graduating class in the Liberal Arts College.
Her Campus Virginia Tech: What was your favorite thing you did as President?
Elise Jason: I went to Denver for the bi-annual Delta Gamma convention. Each chapter across the nation sends a representative and I was it.
HCVT: What did you do there?
EJ: We voted on national bi-laws and the national president. We also had dinners and met DGs from all over the country.
HCVT: What is your favorite thing at Tech?
EJ: The International Fair! More people should go; it opens your eyes to all different cultures. In Greek life you can sometimes get stuck in a bubble. The fair shows you all the different things Tech has to offer.
HCVT: What else are you involved in?
Hats, hats and more hats! That was the theme of the day this past Saturday at Blacksburg’s annual Fork and Cork festival. I attended the event and did indeed wear a hat.
I don’t think hats get enough credit. They are perfect for protecting your face from the sun. They are stylish and dramatic. And they are certainly attention grabbers.
At the festival, I saw many fantastic hats throughout the day. Some were regular ole’ sunhats, while others got a makeover. I spoke with two girls who bought plain straw sunhats, and they decorated them to make them to look even better. They used materials they bought at Michael’s and really went to town. (This is a fantastic DIY project ladies!)
Recently, hats had another major moment. I don’t know if any of y’all heard, but these two people named William and Kate got married last weekend. It was better known as The Royal Wedding. And with that wedding came some crazy hats designs. Many were reminiscent of Lady Gaga. That’s right, Gaga even gets respect from the royals. After watching all the coverage, I heard that many of the hats for the wedding were designed by Phillip Treacy, a famous British milliner (that means hat maker—cool word of the day). Check out his website http://www.philiptreacy.co.uk, right after you use your favorite search engine to look up the fantastic hats.
Football season is right around the corner. Wait, is it fall already? Nope, just the annual Virginia Tech spring game. Every Hokies favorite sport is played each spring to give students and fans a taste of the upcoming season. It is also a great reason to whip out your orange and maroon and head to a tailgate.
This year the spring game will be held on April 23rd at 2 p.m., gates will open at 12 p.m. The spring game is a Virginia Tech tradition where the team plays each other. One team is maroon and the other is white. All in all it is a glorified scrimmage, but a scrimmage we can get excited about!
The event is free to attend; however, canned goods will be accepted as donations for a local charity. Fans are allowed to sit in the West Stands, Lower East Stands, and the North and South End Zones. The concession stands will operate per usual, so everyone can get that one last turkey leg in, before they leave for the summer.
Also on Saturday, the 2nd Annual Hokie Bird Spring festival will be held in conjunction with the game. That event is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It takes place on the practice field adjacent to Lane Stadium.
Spring practice for the Hokies began March 30. Two other open scrimmages are held during the spring practice season, with this one being the biggest. The spring game is the final spring practice for the team before they move into summer workouts.
Everybody come out and see your Hokies play one last time before next season! And don’t forget to wear your best lookin’ Hokie gear!
Great news ladies, it is FINALLY warming up. Sundresses, flip-flops and bikinis are just around the corner. While some days bring spring to us a little faster than others, other days it can still be a bit too chilly for just a dress and flip-flops. This brings me to our topic this week: how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.
Living in Blacksburg, we have all adapted ourselves (some maybe better than others) to the subzero season we call winter here, so it is always nice to see that first flower bloom (even if it gets covered with snow a week later) and the first hints of spring emerge. For those of us Blacksburgians, the transition can be a little weird; you never know when winter will come sneak up that one last time. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited spring is here and dress accordingly. There are a few trends I have noticed in various blogs, websites and magazines that make the transition simple and smooth.
1. Add color. Spring is colorful and you should be too.
Color is the easiest way to add a flash of spring to your wardrobe. You can do anything from a bright t-shirt to a playful handbag. This year, my favorite way to add color to my outfits is nail polish. I love nail polish! It makes adding color so easy. The possibilities are endless, and if you hate it, all you need is about 5 minutes to take it off. Check out http://www.opi.com they have a fantastic collection of nail polish. They also have one really cool feature called “try it on” where you can see what the nail polish would look like on a hand. You customize skin tone and nail length. Pretty cool.