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ZTA Homecoming 2009

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Help GSU Soar! VOTE for Molly Moore!

This year’s homecoming representative, for Zeta Tau Alpha, is Molly Moore!! Molly is a senior at GSU, and is majoring in fashion merchandising. ZTA’s  junior homecoming duchess is Lauren Holley!! Lauren is a junior at GSU, and is majoring in nutrition.

Both girls started campaigning this past Friday, Oct 30th. Be on the look out for their sheet signs hung all around campus, and sidewalk chalk signs as well!

Don’t forget to VOTE for homecoming King and Queen from November 9th-11th!!

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THINK PINK, DRINK PINK

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Think Pink, Drink Pink is a breast cancer awareness event put on by Zeta Tau Alpha once a semester at GSU. Pink lemonade stands are set up all over campus on hot days to pass out tasty bright pink lemonade. Not only does it quench the students thirst, but it a great way to pass out breast cancer awareness cards and ribbons.

The goal of this event isn’t to raise funds. Zeta’s mission is to promote early detection methods, and encourage women, and men, to check themselves regularly. Women especially need to get mammogram screenings once a year as a precautionary measure.

So if you see any Zetas on campus with their lemonade stands set up, stop by, and get something to drink! They’d love to talk about ways to help support breast cancer awareness and education, as well as other events to get involved in!

 ALSO–Don’t forget– HELP GSU SOAR!! VOTE FOR MOLLY MOORE– GSU homecoming queen 2009!!!

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I learned some interesting ways of how an image is used after I completed the Poynter NewsU course “The Language of the Image.” The website was user-friendly and had plenty of other helpful courses to take to better your skills as a journalist, or if you’re simply interested in journalism.

The information was presented well, but my favorite part of the course was the actual images they chose to discuss. They were powerful, and definitely fit well with what they were trying to teach.  They focused on four categories, photo type, single elements, multiple elements, and different approach. My favorite was learning about the different approaches you can take on a scene or event. It can be the same thing happening in each photo, but if you shift from one focal point to another you can change the meaning of the image entirely.

Another part of this course that’s helpful is the “Test your vocabulary” section. It provides a place to test what you’ve learned from the previous sections. All-in-all I’d recommend this site to anyone who wants to know more about photo journalism. It’s pretty interesting.

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What is a gradient?

A gradient is a graduated blend between two or more colors or two or more tints of the same color.

Steps to create a gradient:

  1. First, open Adobe InDesign, and choose a new document.
  2. Click the rectangle tool on the tool bar and drag the cursor across the screen to create a shape.
  3. On the right side of the screen are the gradient and the swatches panels.
  4. With your shape selected click on the gradient swatch.
  5. While still in the gradient panel, select the Type drop box to change the gradient from linear to radial.
  6. To change the intensity of the black, or the white, drag the little tab on top of color bar in the gradient panel.

Steps to change gradient color:

  1. With the gradient panel still open, click on the swatches panel.
  2. In the swatches panel click on a color of your choice.
  3. Then continue clicking and drag the color down to the gradient panel color bar.
  4. Again, to make one color more intense than another, you can simple more the tab at the top of the color bar back and forth.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This year marks its 25th anniversary. What can you do to help??

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There are thousands of ways to get involved with breast cancer education and awareness. From simply buying a product that is donating money to breast cancer every time you purchase their merchandise, to participating in Race for the Cure or Relay for Life runs.

Visit websites such as ww5.komen.org, or www.zetataualpha.org to find out other ways to help. You could go as far as volunteering at an event to simply wearing a pink shirt, or pink ribbon. Tell a friend or family member about the great ways you can help, and donate. You should also encourage your friends, and yourself, to get regular mammogram screenings to implement early detection methods.

This is your call to action. Get up, and go fight for the end of breast cancer. There are millions of women, and men, waiting for your help. Research has come a long way over the last couple of decades, but it still has a long way to go. It is up to you to help find a cure. The time to start is now!

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Zetas Going Green

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Not only do the women in Zeta Tau Alpha help raise awareness and money for Breast cancer but they’re also helping their community in other ways. Like the rest of the world, there is a huge concern for keeping our environment clean and healthy right here in Statesboro. So what did the girls of ZTA do to help? Created the group Zetas Going Green!!

Zetas Going Green is a collection of women, within the Zeta chapter on campus, who are encouraging and developing better ways to stay green. They’ve banned the use of styrofoam cups, less to-go styrofoam lunch and dinner plates, and are now using recycling bins in the dining and chapter hall.

They have also gone a step further. The head of the group, Mandy Still, sends out a weekly tip on how you can try to stay green at home. The tip is sent out via Facebook, and is sent to every member of the chapter. The tips range from conserving energy and water to starting a recycling bin, or compost heap. Zetas Going Green is just one more step local Zetas are taking to help improve the lives of others in the community.

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ZTA Meal Plan

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Zeta Tau Alpha is like most of the sororities on the row. They have a national philanthropy, an extremely close sisterhood, deep rooted traditions, and exciting socials. What sets them apart from the rest? They have a meal plan.

Everyday from Monday-Thursday the Zeta house provides two meals, lunch and dinner, for its members. With an industrial style kitchen and wonderful cooks the food is fresh, healthy, and homemade. Not only is it an opportunity to get away from the school meal plan, but the girls get to eat with each other everyday. It provides a place to catch up on what is going on in each other their lives, ask questions about classes, and sign up for various activities in the lunch line on the bulletin board.

Lunch is served between 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; while dinner is served between 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The choices differ on a daily basis and always include a salad bar and desert. They also have catered dinner every third Sunday of the month right before their chapter meeting starts. The meal plan is one more way that ZTA sisterhood can grow closer and more like family.

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