by REBECCA KEILBASA
All of the Tiffin Greeks gathered together to recruit about 30 potential pledges and speak about hazing at the Rush Party on Jan. 27 on campus.
Hannah Tyson, Director of Student Engagement, and Wayne Kreis, the Student Engagement Graduate Assistant, hosted the annual Rush Party to kick-off Greek Pledging.
All of the Greek organizations were in attendance to speak with potential pledges discuss anti-hazing techniques and policies, and speak on a panel about their organizations in an open forum.
There are currently seven Greek organizations, three sororities and four fraternities on campus consisting of Zeta Pi Beta, Sigma Delta Sigma, Alpha Iota, Omega Psi Rho, Theta Eta Omicron, Phi Theta Pi, and Psi Kappa Chi.
Jamie Marinis, a First Year Adviser, was also in attendance to share her personal hazing story from her time in a sorority in college. Marinis described her sorority forcing her to wear make-up and maintaining a specific appearance to be allowed in the organizations letters.
On the Greek panel there was a representative from each organization. The students in attendance asked about the philanthropies and mottoes of each, as well as the representatives favorite memory from Greek life thus far.
Sara Taite-Trail, pledge captain for Alpha Iota, said that the sorority wants its members to come as they are and to be unique.
Jordan West, general member of Omega Psi Rho, one of the newer fraternities on campus, spoke about the fraternity's philanthropic efforts with the homeless population in Tiffin, which expresses its mottoes “We came, we saw, we conquered” and also “Never leave a man behind."
Julia Nesbitt, pledge captain for Zeta Pi Beta, said her favorite Greek memory is the cookout. “I loved the Greek Cookout at the beginning of the year because it showed our Greek unity and it was a great opportunity to meet the other organizations”.
By the end of the night every Greek organization in attendance had potential pledges signed up for interviews to take place on Jan. 28, 29, and 30 in the respective Greek houses.
Bids will be going out to the applicable potential pledges on Friday Jan. 31.
by ANJALEIGH HART
This past week news outlets and social media have been bombarded by information concerning the Coronavirus. Social media has been taken over by worry and concern with the deadly virus being at the center of it all. Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Since then the province has been completely quarantined and those who have tested positive for the virus have been transported to makeshift hospitals.
The Coronavirus has now spread to 17 countries. Though, there have been no deaths reported in any country, other than China. The countries that have confirmed cases are as follows: Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, and Vietnam.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html, recently confirmed that there are cases in the United States. As of Jan. 27, there have been a total of five confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States. All the patients had recently traveled to Wuhan. There are two current cases in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington, and one in Illinois. The CDC recently put out a statement saying that the risk to the U.S. is still very low. Though, there are still hundreds being tested for Coronavirus upon return to the U.S.
Several countries have begun to make the decision of cancelling all flights going in or out of China. British Airways has indefinitely stopped all of their flights with China, while other airlines have begun to either cancel a few or scale back on flights involving China. The airlines have issued statements saying that they believe this will help to contain the virus from spreading to more countries.
by LARA JADE
Lara Jade will be holding a book signing in the Performing Arts Lab at Tiffin University on March 12 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Jade writes in the young adult genre and has self-published two books through Kindle Direct Publishing.
At the signing, cover models Cora and Hannah will be present as well as Jade’s editor, Sheniah. The event will include musical guest, Ruby Santiago & Sage of Six who will be performing a song featured in Summer Love: Wilmington. At the end of the evening, Jade will hold a question and answer panel with Jade, the cover models, and the editor moderated by Rebecca Kielbasa. There will also be a drawing to win two special prizes.
Jade published her first book, Love & Lies on Feb. 14, 2019 and her second book, Summer Love: Wilmington on Nov. 15, 2019.
For more information visit: www.larajadeauthor.wixsite.com/authorpage
by JADE RISNER
Above is one of many ticks that can be found on pets
Photo by BOSTON25NEWS
Ticks are common concern for many pet owners, especially those who live near fields and woods. Responsible and concerned owners typically keep their pets on flea and tick preventatives year round. Although most owners continue the preventative year round, there are also handfuls of owners who stop the preventative once it gets cold out because they think that the ticks and fleas can't survive in the cold and die. This can be true when temperatures are right, but scientist are finding more and more species of ticks that do not hibernate through the winter. They are not hibernating because it is not getting cold enough for them anymore.
Vet clinics are seeing a surplus in annual flea and tick sales due to this, but not everyone is ready to purchase the preventative year round. A common recommendation by veterinarians is Simparica. Simparica is a flea and tick preventative. One pill once every thirty days provides a dog with enough protection for a month against fleas and ticks. Owners do not have to purchase a full twelve month supply at once in most clinics, but it usually saves owners more money in the long run. On top of this, owners can also ask about possible rebates or in-house deals going on within the clinic. Most clinics should offer some form of rebate to give buyers some of their money back.
Dogs aren't the only one susceptible to being preyed upon by ticks. Cats can also be preyed upon by them, but most pet cats are kept inside so not all owners worry about preventatives, but fleas and ticks can be brought into homes by humans. So, although the cat may not go outside it doesn't mean that cats are completely immune to the pest. Veterinarians sometimes recommend Revolution plus is a preventative against fleas, ticks, heart-worms, round worms, hook worms and ear mites. Owners can also ask about possible rebates or in-house deals to save a little on the preventative.
Owners should keep their pets on flea and tick preventatives year round because of the increased risk of contact with them. It may be costly for the preventatives, but they pay for themselves in the end when compared to possible vet bills if a pet were to contract a disease from the ticks.
For more information regarding ticks, risks, and preventatives, owners can contact their local veterinarians.