Sisterhood Slumber Party

By: Ashley Reynolds            

With summer coming to its end, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta were looking forward to the next best thing…a sisterhood all together to kick off the new semester! It was with Katie Clarkson’s, the sisterhood chair, awesome planning that all of the sisters were able to join together for a giant sleepover at the YMCA. Most girls headed there this past Saturday evening with the idea that the night would be full of typical fun girl stuff: catching up from summers apart, movie watching and lots of laughing. Little did we know, many activities were planned for us to really get to know each other as sisters before new members arrive.

Speed dating was on the top of the most fun list! This is when we got to ask each other questions that we thought we knew about each other, but actually did not know. It made for some and some not surprising similarities, such as Channing Tatum being the ultimate favorite actor; who would have guessed! Natalie Rich said “I loved it because it gave me more insight on what some of my sister’s like to do, instead of me just thinking I already knew!” Another activity the girls really enjoyed was opening up and each telling a secret that they wanted to share with each other.

After all of the smiles and belly’s full of candy, the sisters all settled in for a good chick-flick and bed time knowing that it was a great kick off to a great year.

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Xis of the Week- Jenna Murphy & Patricia Torras

Jenna Murphy

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 18
From: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Criminology
Things she Likes: Eating, sleeping, hanging out with my friends
Favorite TV Show: Law and Order: SVU
Favorite Movie: Pineapple Express.
Favorite Books: Lol I don’t read for enjoyment
Favorite Music: Anything that will blow my speakers up, aka rap
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: Knowing that I have dozens of girls who will always be there for me
Interesting Fact: I have a foot phobia 

Patricia Torras

Year in school: Junior
Age: 20
From: Coral Gables, Miami, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major:  Communications
Things she Likes: I love to travel!
Favorite TV Show: How I met Your Mother
Favorite Movie: Hocus Pocus
Favorite Books: The Da Vinci Code 
Favorite Music:  Anything catchy really, I love JayZ though..
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: Meeting great girls who I know I will always be friends with, they will be at my wedding smile 🙂
Interesting Fact: Never had nutella, and I’m allergic to peanut butter.

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“Sisterhood is the essence of all the wisdom of the ages, distilled into a single word. You cannot see sisterhood, neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is a pat on the back, a smile of encouragement. It’s someone to share with, to celebrate your achievements.” ~ Anonymous

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Xi of the Week- Carson Tharp

Year in school: Junior
Age: 20
From: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Initiated: Fall 2010
Major: Art
Things she Likes: Art, fashion, friends, fun!
Favorite TV Show: Gossip Girl
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter!
Favorite Books:  Harry Potter…again.
Favorite Music: I love all music except not so much r&b and gospel and hardcore
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta:  I love the friendships I’ve made and the awesome girls that I get to call my sisters
Interesting Fact: I’ve been modeling in miami since I was 15


Xis of the Week- Allie Woodward & Natalie Morris

Allie Woodword

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major: Nursing
Things she Likes: Dance, glitter, crafting, family time
Favorite TV Show: Greys Anatomy
Favorite Movie: Green Lantern (Ryan Renolds is to cute)
Favorite Books: 5 people you meet in heaven
Favorite Music: From country to rock I love it all!
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: The bond between me and my sisters
Interesting Fact: I can wiggle my ears!!!!!

Natalie Morris

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 20
From: Jacksonville Beach, Fl
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major:  Marketing
Things she Likes: Surfing, crafting, going to the beach and pinterest
Favorite TV Show: Hawaii 5-0 and Covert Affairs
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite Books: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite Music:  I love Colbie Calliat, but i listen to everything else like rap, reggae, country and oldies
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: The love I get from my beautiful sisters and getting to work with Autistic kids at Surfers for Autism.
Interesting Fact: I have a small obsession with poodles!

Xis of the Week- Christi Carpenter & Sofia Mylla

Christi Carpenter

Year in school: Senior
Age: 22
From: West Palm Beach, FL
Initiated: Fall 2008
Major: Communications: Multimedia Journalism
Things she Likes: Cupcakes, Traveling, Singing, Reading, Crafting, Concerts, and my kitty, Duchess
Favorite TV Show: HGTV (I love home renovation/interior decorating) & PLL
Favorite Movie: She’s the Man
Favorite Books: The Count of Monte Cristo, Redeeming Love, and the Hunger Games series
Favorite Music: Celine Dion is my idol….Also, favorites are: Kings of Leon, John Mayer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Natasha Bedingfield and EVERYTHING COUNTRY 
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: The constant support and accountability of my sisters (and lack of judgement!) I am always pushed to be a better individual and have grown in so many ways that I would never thought possible if my sisters hadn’t been there for me and seen my potential.
Interesting Fact:My dream job is to travel around the world as a singer using music as a platform to raise awareness and funds to abolish human trafficking…then eventually become an author!

Sofia Mylla

Year in school: Sophomore
Age: 19
From: San Paulo, Brazil
Initiated: Fall 2011
Major:  Nursing
Things she Likes: beach, sports, gym, friends, and family.
Favorite TV Show: Prison Break
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Books: The Twilight Series
Favorite Music:  House and Country
Favorite Part about Alpha Xi Delta: Knowing so many people will always be there for you no matter what and how it keeps me goal oriented.
Interesting Fact: I like fishing and hunting! Most people don’t know that.