Students get ‘Singled Out’ for charity event

Jocelyn Robinson

Sigma Kappa and Kappa Delta sororities worked together to bring a bit of MTV to campus last Thursday.

“Sigma Kappa Delta Singled Out” brought together Western’s Greek community by mimicking MTV’s “Singled Out.”

Their show raised money for Sigma Kappa’s philanthropy, the Maine Sea Coast Mission, and KD’s philanthropy, the Girl Scouts.

Louisville sophomore Lindsey Ransdell, a Sigma Kappa, came up with the idea and helped organize the event.

“I wanted to do something that everyone could recognize,” Ransdell said.

Like the MTV show, the contestants were blindfolded and presented to members of the dating pool — made up of sorority and fraternity members.

Contestants were separated from the dating pool and couldn’t see the people they were choosing.

Bowling Green junior Caleb Halcomb, a forward on the basketball team, was the first contestant.

During the first round, Halcomb answered questions about hair length, alcohol of choice and relationships.

Members of the dating pool were then eliminated based on Halcomb’s answers.

In round two, those left in the dating pool performed stunts, and Halcomb made his decision based on the cheers and screams coming from the audience.

There were four candidates left in the dating pool in the final round, in which candidates would move forward if their answers were the same as Halcomb’s.

Halcomb and the winner, Brittney Martel, a Phi Mu, won a gift certificate for dinner at Mariah’s and movie tickets.

“I’m very glad I won,” said Martel, a freshman from Hendersonville, Tenn. “We’re going to have a lot of fun.”

In the second half of the show, Jessie Wagner, an outside hitter for the volleyball team from Franklin, Ind., chose from a dating pool made up of fraternity members.

Although some candidates in the dating pool were nervous, others were more relaxed.

“I was enjoying every minute of it,” said Louisville freshman Matt Abney, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. “It was a great idea.”

Louisville junior Mike Russell, a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, won the date with Wagner.

In addition to raising money for charity, the show brought together Western’s Greek community.

“There’s an emphasis on letters,” said Mayfield junior Jaclyn Graves, a KD. “It’s kind of neat to show everyone hanging out and that it doesn’t matter what letters you have on your chest.”

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