By Mallory Schlabach, Editor in Chief
After nearly 15 hours of pledging activities, Andrew Voiles was thrilled it was over. At 8:30 a.m. he had finished the last exercise and said he thought only of a hot shower and his bed.
“I was proud that I made it through all of the activities and succeeded,” said Voiles, Gamma Sigma Phi Sibling and sophomore undeclared major from Leakey.
Voiles was one of more than 200 students that are going through the pledging process during the next four weeks.
Alpha Kai Omega president Miranda Griffith said Bid Night went smoothly.
“We tried a few new things this year but everything went really well,” said Griffith, senior math education major from Mesquite.
She said she thinks the club’s serious devotional was a favorite among the pledges.
“I know it was a favorite of mine when I pledged,” Griffith said. “It is a time when all the pledges and members sit together and really reflect and think of God and what he’s done for us. It’s neat.”
Delta Theta has 17 pledge members this year.
“The night actually was flawless,” said Lindsey Jessup, senior human communications major from Bakersfield, Calif., and DT president.
She said the night was successful for both club members and the Biddies.
For Squig Kylie Jennings from Sigma Theta Chi, Bid Night was as intense as she expected.
“I didn’t expect to do the activities that we did,” she said, “but they were intense. I had a hard time trying not to laugh because they wanted us to be serious most of the time.”
Squigs finished Bid Night at 6:30 a.m., and she said when they told her she was done, she couldn’t believe it.
“I didn’t have a watch on or anything, so I thought it was 3 or 4 a.m., it was a pretty fun night,” said Jennings, sophomore speech pathology major from Fort Worth.
NuNu Katie Barrow from Ko Jo Kai, loved every part of Bid Night.
“Bid Night met and went beyond my expectations,” said Barrow, sophomore integrated marketing and communication major from Fort Worth. “It was so neat to learn things that are secrets of the club, and to finally be a part of that.”
Barrow said the Nunus were excited when they finished Bid Night early Saturday morning.
“Everyone was happy and ready for the next part of pledging,” she said. “I’m just glad the roughest part if over.”