A record-breaking number of students attended rush events for sororities and fraternities during fall rush this year, with a potential new member class of 1,046 women rushing sororities.The nine sororities participating in rush were encouraged to offer more bids this year as a result of the large class, which broke the previous record of 953, USC Panhellenic President Megan Lambert said. Houses offered 737 bids this semester, with about 70 to 90 pledges in each sorority’s class.Roughly 300 students dropped out of Panhellenic’s rush and some students were not offered bids. Lambert said this happens every year, however.“There’s no guarantee that women will be matched up with a chapter, unfortunately,” Lambert said.USC Interfraternity Council President Michael Madden said official rush numbers will not be released until next week after IFC’s secondary rush ends. Madden said that, on average, more students attended rush events each night. Potential new members were asked to sign in to IFC’s computer system at each house they visited during rush events.“Every single day we were getting 50 more check-ins than what we had last year and the years prior,” Madden said.During house tours Sunday, for example, 1,054 potential new members signed in compared to 1021 students last year, Madden said.About 400 students received bids from fraternities, but more bids will be offered during IFC’s secondary rush, Madden said. Secondary rush will be held at The Lab on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.Despite the logistical challenges created by the increased number of students during the rush process, Lambert said she saw the bigger rush class as a positive change overall.“We are thrilled that there are so many women looking to join the Panhellenic community, and we can’t wait to welcome our new members,” she said.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he turned down Paris Saint-Germain to sign for the English side from Lyon.The France international has made a bright start to his Premier League career with four goals in seven matches, and says he had his mind set on leaving Ligue 1. “We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go,” Lacazette told RMC Sport. “In France, I would only play for Lyon.“PSG could have helped me progress because of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League standings and undefeated in their last four matches since their 4-0 capitulation against Liverpool.They have also breezed through their early Europa League encounters, and Lacazette says they are valid contenders for both trophies.“I believe in the title, whether in the Premier League or in the Europa League,” he added. “We have a big group, everyone gets along, it’s not always the best that wins.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)