Big man on campus


TOWER staff writer


It is finally October. the month everyone looks forward to for pumpkin lattes, Halloween, cooler weather, fall break and the changing of the seasons. For Zeta Tau Alpha, that means it’s the beginning of our busiest month as sorority members. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we Zeta’s take this month very seriously. As our philanthropy, we try to raise as much money as we can by holding “Pink Out” events.

Last Saturday Oct. 5, Zeta held our first Pink Out game. At the game we raised $310 and raised awareness about breast cancer by handing out pink ribbons to everyone at the football game. Oct. 11, Zeta Tau Alpha  hosted our second “Pink out” event. “Big man on campus” is one of the most memorable “Pink out” events we host. This event is sure to leave you in stitches from laughing so hard.

“Big man on campus” is much like a talent show with only male participants. There are three categories the men participate in, Q&A, Beauty, and Talent. There is a panel of judges to give each contestant constructive criticism and compliments. The judges this year were Heather Taylor, Marissa Beech, Ali Malcanas, and Skylar Williams. Bags were placed on the stage for each judge and audience members were encouraged to put money in the bag of the judge they thought was the best. The judge who ended up raising the most money was Marissa Beech and she won a $25 gift certificate for Vera Bradley.

The winner of this year’s   “Big man on campus” was senior Danny Bishop.He is a psychology major and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi.  Danny sang, “God bless the broken road” while singing he serenaded a Zeta, a Phi Mu and an Alpha Xi. The three girls were chosen at random from the crowd and it brought an emotional aspect to the song. The other contestants juggled, played piano, twerked, and sang songs such as “Jingle bells”, “I will follow you into the dark”, and “Amazing Grace.” Some of the questions asked in the interview portion of the show were “If a penguin wearing a sombrero walked into the room right now what would he say?” and other questions asked were , “What was your biggest accomplishment while here at Bethany College?” The whole room was filled with students, family members, and professors. Judging by the laugher from the crowd, everyone was having a wonderful time and supporting a great cause.

There was also a raffle, which included penguin’s tickets and extra money for parking, a flat screen TV, and an  iHome with I phone 5 compatibility. The raffle that seemed to be the most popular was the Penguin’s tickets. This year Zeta Tau Alpha raised $386 thanks to “Big man on campus” it was one of the most successful “Big man on campus” in quite awhile. The next “Pink Out” event for Zeta Tau Alpha is October 20 and it is going to be a color run. Be sure to come out and show your support and remember to always “Think Pink.”


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