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Meet my sisters

By Stefani Reeves
Arizona Daily Wildcat
November 30, 1998
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To the editor,

A friend of mine explained to me why generalizations are naive and asinine. Inevitably, there is an exception to every generalization without fail.

Stereotyping crudely lumps together groups of people based upon one characteristic alone. To prove my point I would like to introduce you to a few of my friends. Meet Jen Lamkin. Jen is involved in various philanthropies and yet she manages to maintain a 4.0 cumulative average, no small feat for an ecology and evolutionary biology major. She has been an undergraduate teaching assistant, is involved in the University Activities Board and continually amazes me with how wonderful she is.

And then there is a Kelly Gregan. She can be either found playing intramural sports, performing in a play or rocking on her KAMP radio show.

Or perhaps Kara Laycock would impress you. She is a biochemistry major, an Orientation leader, fluent in Spanish and an officer in a campus organization.

I could describe any one of my sisters. They are all wonderfully amazing individuals.

Yep that's right. They're Greeks. I bet that's a little surprising, at least it would have been for me before. I had the worst, most close-minded, derogatory, stereotypic image of Greeks before I gave Greek life a chance. But I have found being a member of Alpha Delta Pi a rewarding and inspiring experience which has provided me with opportunities that I would not otherwise have. From philanthropic service to holding office to being informed about other campus activities, Alpha Delta Pi has enriched my life in more ways than I can count.

Don't assume you know how all those Greeks are and don't lump them together. If you could open your mind for just a bit you could be pleasantly surprised.

Stefani Reeves
Physiological sciences junior