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The rush of a sorority

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From the time I first saw “Legally Blonde” as an 8- year-old, I knew joining a sorority would be a part of my college experience. The movie’s heroine — Elle Woods — has long since been a personal role model of mine.

No one can deny that Elle is brilliant; she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School, for pity’s sake. While many ridiculed her for attempting to succeed in a male-dominated industry, she held her perfectly-coiffed head high and turned the doubts of others into personal motivation.

Whether she was rockin’ a bunny suit at an event that — surprise! — turned out not to be a costume party or clearing the name of a sorority sister wrongly accused of murder, Elle never failed to conduct herself with poise, confidence, and a heavy dash of humor. She embodies every quality a sorority woman should possess: class, sharp wit, and — most importantly — kindness.

When I first began seeing signs around Stanford campus advertising sorority rush several weeks ago, I felt a surge of excitement. Finally, after six months of staring enviously at upperclassman girls wearing tank tops bearing Greek letters, I was going to gain letters all my own...


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