This past 2018 we have gained 12 new sisters!
Spring 2018 we gained 7 lovely ladies named ELOQUENT ETAS!
Starting from the top left we have Jessica Byrne, Ellana Calaunan, Rhiannon Baisch. From the bottom left we then have Shivani Kumar, Megan Madamba, Lauren Lagoc, and Jovannie Laforga!
Fall 2018 we gained 5 great ladies named the TRAILBLAZING THETAS!
From the left we have Ashley Nguyen, Laura Lydia, Kaila Matsunaga, Kobi Johansen, and Krizza Dela Cruz!
Welcome to the sisterhood ladies!
Our Sister Of The Month for March is......... *drum roll*......JOURNEY PERLE CEZAR!!!
Here are some things that sisters have said about Journey and why she should be our sister of the month!
“She has been determined and motivated to get things done for the house and sisters!”
“She has done a good job at balancing her responsibilities for work, school and the house. I can come to her with anything!”
“She has done an amazing job with being our Spring 2018 NME!”
“She motivated us as a class as our NME. She is persistent, dedicated and confident in everything she does!”
“She has held a lot of positions and she makes sure to get everything done for them. She is very professional and efficient, anything with the house she makes sure to handle it amazingly.”
“She has worked so hard her senior year, I always see her studying and doing her best.”
“Journey keeps us on our community service and making sure that our pillar of Community Service!”
Thank you for being an amazing sister and setting an example for our NEOs and the community! Keep it up!
We would like to introduce our Sister of the Month for January, NELMIE GUNTANG!
The Sister of the Month is awarded to someone that sisters feel have shown exemplary sisterhood and dedication for everything they do in and out of the house.
Here are some things that our sisters said about Nelmie and why they chose her for Sister of the Month:
"As co-Rush Chair Nelmie helped to plan an amazing Eta Rush for our Spring 2018 recruitment season! As a senior, I will remember this rush even after I graduate."
"Nelmie is still one of our newest members but she is also one of our strongest examples of an independent woman who can be held accountable no matter what she is doing."
"She has really stepped up in the house and she takes on big positions that require a lot and she has never dropped the ball!"
"I can always count on Nelmie to do her best and set a good example for what a leader is. She has so much potential in the sisterhood and I know she will do so many great things and help many other women in our house become strong contributors to our community."
We are so proud of you Nelmie! Keep up the good work and slay.
At the end of each semester we like to recognize the hard work and dedication of sisters that go above and beyond in their pursuit of academic excellence. These sisters are chosen based off their high regard for their school work and a drive to show an example for how we should all study! With the highest GPA of the house for Fall 2017 our Academic Sister Of The Semester is Erica Wu!!! Erica is a Zoology/Pre-Med major in her senior year. She holds the position of Philanthropy Chair for the academic year of 2017-2018 and she hopes to become a working pediatrician.
We asked Erica some questions for you all to get to know her and her career pursuits a little better!
What are some of the hardest things you have faced academically and how did you overcome them? "One of the hardest things that I have faced academically is trying to balance out school, extracurricular activities, and free time. I consider my major pretty tough and having to dedicate at least 30+ hours is already a lot of time being taken away (trust me, I barely had any free time). I’ve also have a tendency to stress and procrastinate A LOT, which is never the best idea. To overcome them, I learned how to better manage my time and prioritize what’s most important and go down the list from there! By the way, I think hanging out with friends and family is a total stress-reliever! "
What motivates you to do so well in your academic career?
"Medical school is definitely competitive and without my family, boyfriend, sorority sisters, and friends motivating me to do well in school, I don’t know how I would survive college. "
Is there a role model that has helped you through your academic career? If so who are they and what have they, or the idea of them, done to motivate you?
"My parents are definitely one of my role models. Coming to the states as immigrants with little to no money and now succeeding in their business is truly amazing. They started working at the age of 14 and haven’t stopped since then. They’re one of the hardest workers I know and I can’t thank them enough for supporting me and my siblings."
"As cheesy as it sounds, I think my boyfriend is one of my role models, as well. He’s been there since the beginning of my freshmen year. Despite being annoying, he’s very smart and creative. He knows when I’m stressed and offers a lot of advice to keep me sane! "
What is your favorite aspect or aspects about college in general? What makes them so great?
"I think being independent is one of my favorite aspects of college. I thought it would be fairly hard living 5,000 miles away from my family, but throughout the years, I really, really enjoyed it. One thing I liked about independence is that I don’t have a curfew (my parents always nagged me about coming home really early). I learned how to somewhat cook, learned how to apply for housing, pay bills, buy groceries, etc. Being independent definitely teaches you how to support yourself and learning how to make your own choices. "
What advice would you give to an incoming freshman in order to make their first academic year at WSU the best it could be?
"Play hard, but worker harder! As easy as it is to procrastinate and cram, don’t! It’s really hard to pick yourself up from where you left off. Still have fun to de-stress, but know how to manage your time!"
Thank you for your hard work and setting an amazing example for our sisters and everyone in our community! Keep it up Erica!
What is rush?
In its simplest form rush is a way for you to get to know us sisters and for us sisters to get to know you. We have events for a week that are geared toward bonding and us getting to know each other in the most entertaining way possible! Don't worry, there are no fees or requirements to attend our rush other than having a fun time. Our theme for this Spring 2018 semester rush is "I came, I saw, I captured". There is no better way to get to know our sisterhood than to come to our rush week and capture your own memories that will last a lifetime.
Should you come?
Absolutely! Our organization was founded to support all self identifying women thrive in their education, career and life. If you are interested in extending your personal and professional connections and skills, as well as joining a family and support system, then our Eta rush is for you! Even if you don't know if you are interested yet this is a great way for you to expand your network and make new friends.
When is rush?
Our rush week is January 20th through January 25th. If you need transportation or additional information feel free to contact our rush chairs who's contact information is attached in the flyer below. Hope to see you there!!
Name: Kiani M.P. Corpuz
Major: Creative Writing
Hometown: Haleiwa, HI
Favorite Quote: “I don’t want to remind you of anyone. I want to be the first me you’ve ever met.”
Fun Fact (About YOU): I stand at 4’10” but my attitude stands at 6’5”
What’s your favorite memories with sisters?
On our way to my first sisterhood retreat, our car missed the turn and we got lost pretty much surrounded by the forest in the dark.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, what would it be?
Tahiti and Aotearoa
Do you have a favorite movie or book, and why?
I no longer have a specific favorite book because I’m introduced to many different genres because of my major. If I had to choose a favorite book it would be “The Truth About Forever” by Sarah Dessen. I read it in middle school and that’s what sparked my love for books
What’s the best advice you can give someone going to college?
Have all the fun you want, but always remember you came to college for an education first.
Kiani! Congratulations on SOTM! What’s your secret to success?
I do things without wanting anything in return. I work hard in my organization because I’m always thinking about my future sisters and the success of the house.
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Hopefully living in Northern California (Bay Area/Yay Area hey hey) and starting off in a publishing company after my much needed break from responsibility and regaining my sanity after 4 years of nonstop stress.
What are three things you love about being here (in Pullman, at WSU, being a Chi Sig, etc.)?
If you had the chance to do ANYTHING once without worrying about money or limitations, what would you do?
I would make my dream come true. Edit and publish the next greatest book series (Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, etc.) and give back to my parents because they do so much for me.
Any motivational message to give the world?
I have something in common with Chi Sigs at the moment and it’s that great things come in small packages, hehe.
Name: Desiree Morden
Major: Human Development/Pre-Nursing
Hometown: Lihue, Hawaii
Favorite Quote: “Do you need a reason to not want to lose?” - Hinata Shoyo from Haikyuu!
Fun Fact: I love stupid jokes. Ex. “What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.” Get me a good one, and I’ll laugh like no tomorrow.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
I would take my pillow, blanket, and bed. I love sleeping too much to give it up.
Describe three things on your bucket list!
First off, it would be to visit Japan. I have always wanted to visit this country ever since I was little because the culture is so amazing.
A second thing on my bucket list is to learn to speak and understand Ilocano. I can’t for the life of me understand fully what my parents are saying half the time, and so I want to learn this ASAP.
A third thing on my bucket list is to own a corgi, cat, and dwarf hamsters at the same time. I never got to have pet while growing up, so the idea of having pets makes me excited. I have already started with a dwarf hamster named Biscuit.
What’s the best advice you can give someone going to college?
The best advice I can give right now is that everyone is different. Some may finish college earlier, and some may finish later. But all that really matters right now is making it to the finish line. If you see yourself in the future working in the field you’re in, then go for it. Don’t let a couple of bad grades drag you down because if you really want it you’ll get there.
And we're back with Sister Sundays! This week's post is dedicated to our Sisters of the Month, our Epsilon Rush Chairs Krisha and Kham. They've done a lot of AMAZING work for the House this past month, and we're so thankful for them both. (Click "Read More" to learn more about them!)
Happy New Year everyone!
We're happy to launch a new website to start off 2017, so we hope you enjoy it. We've got lots more in store for you so hold on tight.
Have a great rest of your break everyone, and see you back at WSU! GO COUGS!