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Nathalie Tadena

A Phi philanthropy ‘jails’ student group leaders

On Oct. 26, members of Alpha Phi “arrested” prominent Greek and student organization leaders for the day for its philanthropy event, Cardiac Arrest. Those arrested were sent to jail at The Rock and called family and friends to bail them out by making donations to A Phi. The sorority earned more than $2,600. “It was a lot of fun for everyone, and it’s on our to-do list for next year,” said Bennett Weisse, A Phi’s philanthropy chairwoman. A Phi also hosted Project Scare, a haunted house fundraiser, with Sigma Alpha Epsilon earlier this week.

Pi Phi, DU sell ‘tricks’ and ‘treats’ for literacy

Dance Marathon partners Pi Beta Phi and Delta Upsilon teamed up to sell Halloween “tricks” and “treats.” For $3, students could send a trick full of fake cobwebs, spiders and eerie-looking candies or a treat with traditional candy, such as Hershey’s and lollipops, to their friends. The candygrams were delivered anonymously Wednesday, but recipients could pay an extra dollar to find out the identity of their candygrams’ sender. Students also could buy candygrams with “insurance” for $5 to secure their anonymity. Half of the proceeds will go toward DM and the other half will go toward funding an after-school literacy project for local kids, said Jackie Weisman, Pi Phi’s vice president.

– Nathalie Tadena