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Greeks secure points at capture the flag event

Delta Sigma Phi, Texas Wesleyan’s newest fraternity, gathered together donning green headbands and ready to win capture the flag event Thursday evening in front of the Eunice and James L. West Library.

“I’m confident we’re going to win,” said freshman criminal justice major, Eathan Anderson, brotherhood chair of Delta Sigma Phi.

The goal of the game was to capture the other team’s flag which was hidden within the boundaries while defending your own, said senior psychology major Jessica Diaz, president of Lambda Theta Alpha.

The capture the flag event was the third event for the Greek week which started February 28 and will continue until March 4. The week consists of other events such as quiz bowl, lip-sync battle, penny wars, gotcha, and an alumni reunion, according to txwes.edu.

“I think it brings all the chapters together and it’s a lot of fun,” said freshman criminal justice major Marissa Quintanilla, a member of Alpha Xi Delta. “Throughout the year, we don’t get to have many events that bring us together so this is a great time for us to hang out and get to know each other, even though we are competing against each other.”

According to txwes.edu, out of the seven organizations, five of them participated in capture the flag.

“I came out to be there for my sisters,” Quintanilla said, “so that we can win Greek week.”

Quintanilla said she had participated in all the previous events and is confident in winning capture the flag.

“We’re Alpha Xi Delta and we’re going to win,” Quintanilla said. “Determination is what is going to make us win.”

Diaz said Lambda Theta Alpha was also determined to hope for victory.

“Well as you can see we’re lacking members, but that’s OK because there’s always something positive that we can look into,” Diaz said. “Although some of us don’t like running very much or at all, we can get through it. We’re in it until the end.”

While Diaz said Lambda Thea Alpha was lacking in running ability, Anderson said athletic ability was Delta Sigma Phi’s advantage.

“Oh yeah, for sure being athletic (brings an advantage),” Anderson said. “I’m a pretty athletic person so I think it’s going to be fun.”

Diaz also agrees the event will be fun as well as beneficial to the Greek community on campus.

“I think it’s really cool that we do these kinds of activities, because even though we’re a small campus and there’s not many of us Greeks here we can still come together and show people that there is a Greek community,” Diaz said. “We’re here to have fun and help out.”



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