What You Might Be Nervous About and Why You Shouldn’t Be

Note from the Editor: Rachel Hahn, a member of PC ’16 and our chapter’s VP Recruitment (so a pretty big deal), sat down with me, a member of PC ’17 and not qualified to give advice but will do so anyways, to ask me a few questions about what my recruitment experience was like because…

A Summer in Paris

At the risk of sounding very cliche, studying abroad was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Granted, it’s a requirement for my major, International Relations. However, I’d always go back and forth trying to decide which city, which semester, and which program I would pick. Longing for a new adventure and a change…

Interning at the Capitol

After much deliberation over how I should spend the summer after freshman year, I finally decided that I wanted to intern in Washington D.C. I landed an incredible internship in the House of Representatives working for a Congressman from Texas. Although I have interned in the House before, I was really nervous about moving to…

Marketing Greek Life on Your Resume

When I first began submitting job applications and interviewing for summer internships, I was worried about how I could positively market my leadership experiences in Kappa Delta and separate myself from the stereotypes that accompany an affiliation with Greek life. I knew that I had gained valuable skills from my involvement in the chapter but…

“Why Did You Come to Texas?”

Dear Out of State PNM, “Percentage of out-of-state students at University of Texas at Austin: 10.6%.” To some this is just a mere data point, but for me this one little number almost changed my whole college decision. The idea of living thousand miles away and only knowing two other people at UT scared me…

A Semester Abroad

It’s hard to describe study abroad. It’s a unique experience and one I highly recommend. When in your life will you have the freedom to take 5 months and travel the world? I spent my last semester in Vallendar, Germany, a small city along the Rhine. I traveled to 15 different countries, checking several items…

Go Confidently, Go KD

Dear PNM, I wish I could tell you exactly what to wear, say, and do during sorority recruitment to make sure you have the ‘perfect’ week, but I can’t. In fact, nobody can: not your friends, roommates, or even your mom. Not one girl will have the same recruitment experience, and that is okay. While…

My Journey to Kappa Delta: Halle Brazda

Dear PNM, Coming into recruitment as a freshman two years ago, I was pretty familiar with the process. Many girls from my high school were in sororities at UT, and my mom was also in a sorority here. I knew I wanted to be part of a sisterhood, but didn’t exactly know what I was…

Q/A with Chai: Our Shamrock Queen!

Note from the Editor: About a month ago, all of our hard work towards writing letters, seeking out donations, and getting all of our friends and family to run a 5k with us completely paid off.  We were able to write a check of over $53,000 to go towards our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America,…

The SXKD Soundtrack

While most UT students can’t wait to get out of Austin and hit the beach for spring break, I always look forward to sharing the city with the crowds that flood in for South by Southwest. SXSW has been my go-to spring break plan since freshman year, and now that I’m a junior, I can’t…

Health & Happiness

There’s the saying, “new year, new me”, which can be applicable to everyone in a different way. But for me, it’s better said, “new day, new me.” This stems from having those days where you cheat on your diet, skip your workout, and get mad at your best friend for no reason. Instead of focusing…

Shear Magic & Confidence

The B A N G d a r a h   w e l c h  |  pc 14 Growing up I learned that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. While some take this statement and turn it into quirky hair colors and pixie cuts, I don’t usually make such extreme changes because I’m…