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‘Red Assassins’ continue takeover

Written by Isaiah Smart


The Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has once again painted VSU with a week full of crimson and cream-coated events.


Delta week, entitled “D-Day: RED Assassins,” is a military inspired week of events that offered VSU students the chance to participate in the chapter’s fun and community inspired events.


On Sunday morning, the Deltas began their week with “Calling The Troops” with worship at New Life Missionary Baptist Church.  Students and other Greek organizations were invited to attend.


On Monday, the event “Prisoners of War,” gave students the chance to mingle with the Reds. The crimson crusaders had lunch at 11 a.m. at Valdosta Middle School followed by a cookout from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Palms Quad.


The evening concluded with a forum at 7:13 p.m. in the UC Theater.


VSU was prompted to “Man Your Battle Stations” on Tuesday as the Deltas invited the student body to Jac’s Lane at 8:13 p.m. for an evening of bowling.


On Wednesday, the women of Theta Tau gave back to the campus with “DST Embassy” where they visited a variety of offices to drop off appreciation treats to employees around campus.


Today, the week will amp back up with “Lockdown Red Alert.” The Deltas will cater to the male population of VSU with a dinner at 6 p.m. at Club Heat on Ashley Street. Following the dinner at 7 p.m., will be the 8th Annual Black & White Cabaret where dress code will be strictly enforced.


“During this time we hope that each guest truly sees the value of their time and presence to us, ”Takira Borden, program and planning chair, said. “Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the men’s appreciation which will start promptly at 6 p.m. and the cabaret will start immediately afterward at 7 p.m., at which time ladies will be admitted.”


Tickets can be purchased from any Delta for a package deal of $15 for men and $17 for women. The package includes Men’s Appreciation, Cabaret and The Kill: Fashion Explosion, but excludes Men’s Appreciation for the women’s package.


As if that wasn’t enough, the Deltas will present “The Kill: Fashion Explosion.” tomorrow at 7:13 p.m.


An annual event for the women of DST, the Deltas will host a fashion show at Palladium.


“Our goal is to feature many entrepreneurs, business owners, models and musicians in one fun-filled, trendy event,” Atiya Elliott-Semper, public committee and fashion show chair, said.


The show will feature two hosts, VSU and Wiregrass students and Valdosta community members that specialize in cosmetology, makeup and clothing design.


Pre-sale tickets are $10, and may increase when purchased at the door.


On Saturday, “Vets in Combat,” will signify the end of Delta week as the women of Theta Tau will give back to the area with a closed community service initiative at 8 a.m.


Their week will conclude with a bonfire from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at The Grove.

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