Saturday, January 31, 2015

Bid Day

Happy Bid Day, ΚΔΣ! 

Many of you may know that we filled our house during Fall rush, which means that we were unable to take any new girls this semester. While we are bummed that there will be no new ΚΔΣ babies, we're immensely proud that we were the only house on campus to reach cap! 

While the other houses are busy celebrating their new members, the sisters of ΚΔΣ celebrated a little differently... We celebrated nearly 46 years of excellence.

The morning festivities began with a sister scavenger hunt! The thundering of our racing footsteps could be heard throughout the house as sisters took photos of important aspects of being a KDSer (teacups, the shield, singing the songs, etc.). We then took the time to recognize each other, for the best qualities of an individual are too often overlooked. Not only was it therapeutic to think about the positives for awhile, each sister left with compliments to keep the good vibes going! After flipping through old photographs (wow, there's some great ones), we finished up with a few neat crafts! 

A huge shoutout to the masterminds, sisters Emma Fleming '16 and Paige Friedlander '16 for all of your hard work creating a Bid Day worth remembering! 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Taking A Stand

Sister Hannah Searle '15 has spent every spare moment of her senior year creating a safe and secure environment at St. Lawrence University. She stoked the fire to end sexual assault and domestic violence by bringing the No More campaign to campus. Following her lead, the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma proudly took a stand by participating in the movement, attending Take Back The Night and other "Purple Week" activities, and helping her to spread the importance of this movement.

Hey, even the houseboys participated!

After accomplishing the feat of bringing the No More campaign to campus, Hannah founded the Speak Out Movement with Dylan Arpey '17, brother of Beta Theta Pi. When asked about her stance on the Speak Out Movement, Hannah says, "as a survivor myself I want to be able to empower both men and women to never feel silenced by another person. Society makes the victim to blame when, in reality, the survivor was never asking for it." These campaigns are going  further than 23 Romoda Dr, making their way into the Canton community. If you're interested, check out Hannah's article on North Country Public Radio here

"Together as a community we can come together and realize that we are not alone.  You have the right to your own body, no one can take that from you." - Hannah Searle

Just today, sister Annie Dietderich '16 had an entry published on St. Lawrence University blog titled, "Inspired By Survivors," where she shares about her experience as a member of the Advocates. KDS encourages you all to read the blog entry, and to join the movement. We could not be more proud of our sisters who are taking a stand for what they believe in, and for making this campus and country a safer place.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Let Freedom Sing"

On Monday, January 19th, St. Lawrence University hosted a "Let Freedom Sing" service to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. President Fox's remarks were joined by the voices of the University's many choral and a cappella groups: the Community Gospel Choir, Laurentian Singers, Singing Saints, Singing Sinners, and The UpBeats. Many Kappa Delta Sigma sisters proudly attended and participated in the service through these musical groups alongside the Canton community.

A huge shoutout to sisters Barbara Burgmeier '15 and Claire Silberg '15, members of the Community Gospel Choir, sister Katie Bronchetti '16 of the Singing Sinners, and sisters Kim Pollock '15 and Lexi Williams '15, members of The UpBeats, for an amazing and inspiring performance. We're proud that the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma still proudly recognize and stand up for the rights of others, as our founders did before us.

Thanks, Sister Jenny Kelley '15, for the great video of The UpBeats!


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Instagram Photo Challenges

Hello, sisters!
We have now begun holding photo challenges on our Instagram account. Winning photos will be showcased right here on the blog! Are you interested in participating? It's easy!

1) Follow @kdsigmaslu on Instagram (find the link on the bottom right section of this page or here)
2) Upload the photo of your choice
3) Include your name, graduation year, and the corresponding "hashtag"

We hope to see lots of you participating, and can't wait to see what photos come up!