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Wheelchair Basketball Tournament March 31

Posted on 28 March 2012 by Warrior Staff

By Megan Stinn

The Second Annual Wheelchair Basketball tournament hosted by Delta Chi fraternity and Alpha Chi Omega sorority brings together the Marquette community to raise funds and awareness not only for their respective philanthropies but also the Milwaukee community with the help of Milwaukee Recreation.

The Wheelchair Basketball Tournament is from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. It is comprised of 16 teams, each with five players. Each team member has to play basketball while in a wheelchair. The teams will compete through a bracket system, and the first place team will win a Sobelman’s gift card.

Participating teams are asked to donate $25, and all proceeds will be donated to Delta Chi’s philanthropy, the Jimmy V Cancer Foundation, and Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness.

This is the second year that Delta Chi has held the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament to raise money for the Jimmy V Foundation. Tournament organizer and Delta Chi member Freddy Terrazas asked Alpha Chi Omega to co-sponsor the event this year. Co-sponsoring the tournament was an opportunity the sorority was very excited to have.

“The event provides a unique opportunity for Greek unity by allowing a fraternity and a sorority to team up and invite other Greeks to participate as well,” Alpha Chi Omega Vice President of Philanthropy Shannon Rohn said.

Encouraging Greek unity isn’t the only unique aspect of the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

“The event brings together the Marquette community to raise funds and awareness not only for our respective philanthropies but also for the Milwaukee community with the help of Milwaukee Recreation,” Delta Chi Philanthropy Chair Freddy Terrazas said.

“This event is so unique because it gives students the chance to participate in something they have probably never done before. It is fun, challenging, and goes to a great cause, which makes this event so amazing,” Rohn said.

Interested teams can sign up for the Wheelchair Basketball Tournament through an EventBite.com link on the event’s Facebook page.

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March Letter from the Editor

Posted on 28 March 2012 by Adam Ryback

Thank you for picking up another copy of The Warrior! This issue we highlighted the presidential and vice-presidential elections for Marquette University Student Government.

It is a shame that none of the candidates have considered any cost-cutting measures to lower the cost of tuition. One has to wonder whether MUSG represents us or the administration. However, the bigger question is whether the administration takes their recommendations seriously. In the past the administration has approached MUSG to pass recommendations they support, such as changing the default settings on university printing machines to be double-sided.

Although I was thankful after this change was made several years ago, it made me think about what MUSG actually does for us. If they can only pass legislation which the university already supports, why not cut out the middleman? Hopefully our newly elected officials will be able to assert themselves and properly represent the students.

Disregarding my opinions on the organization itself, I believe that it is important for The Warrior to recognize Joey Ciccone and Trent Carlson, the outgoing president and vice-president. Both are tireless workers who truly care about their constituents. Whenever I needed information on the events in student government, they were more than helpful at providing it. The level of access and care provided to the students is truly worthy of respect. I wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.

Please enjoy the issue! If you have any comments or concerns, please e-mail me at [email protected] If you wish to join the paper, please sign up at thewarrior.org/join.

Thank you and have a blessed Lent.

Adam Ryback
Editor, 2011-12

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