Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's up with those sorority girls?

SISTER CIRCLE is all about four sorority sisters.  Well, one has to first pledge.  And it's not easy.

But SISTER CIRCLE is not about the rituals and ceremonies of a sorority, it's about the bond of four young women who are top leaders at their school, top in academics, but when it comes to relationships with men, they fail.

Mu Alpha Xi Sorority (MAX) is an elite sorority that cannot be compared to any other.  Their focus is not community service like others, it's leadership.  Developing leadership skills in women who show promise.  Yes, they also do community service, but they mainly work developing leadership skills in others.

One way is through their week long Women's Leadership Summit. During MAX week, the sorority holds several workshops for women on campus.  It is here that they find leaders they feel worthy to bring into their sorority.  From there they send out invites to top candidates with all the other necessary requirements.  And the process can be brutal...

“Well, she was our last and final candidate. So we have three, but we already discussed that we were taking two,” Jill, who would serve as the Dean of Pledges, stated. 

“Essence, Teresa and Lark,” Sherry said, as she spread out their applications on the table in front of them.  “All very qualified candidates, we just have to pick the top two.”

“My vote’s for Lark,” Zavrina quickly stated.

“Zav, this is not about favoritism. I think you’re a little bias,” Sherry said.


“We both know you hand picked Lark to succeed you as president of the Black Collegians, and no one would run against her because of it.”

“So are you saying Lark can’t hold her own?”

“I’m saying, she’s a senior, how well can she serve MAX by only being here a couple more months? Essence and Teresa are both sophomores."

“True,” Jill said, with a nod.

“Forget that. We are picking the best candidates and Lark’s it. Besides, something shiesty about Essence,” Zavrina said. It was just a hunch, but she did not like the way the girl practically came from nowhere and was now President of the honor society. She did not even recognize her face from last year and she knew everybody, white, Black or otherwise.

“She hangs with the white crowd, that’s why she’s not in your orb,” Jill said.

“Fuck that, I still should know something about her, if she is trying to step the fuck in my shit. I don’t like her.”

“There you go again with your antics,” Sherry said, tossing her pen down. “The girl has a 3.8 GPA, Honor Society and on the Debate Team. Lark does not have it like that.”

“I’m talking about personally. What do you know about her?”

Sherry knew that she grew up in the same small town as Donte and their parents were friends, but she was not going to mention that. She would then have to mention that Donte was the one that insisted Essence was a good candidate for MAX. She trusted Donte’s word on that. Besides, Essence was a better candidate than Lark.

“Okay look at Teresa. 4.0 GPA, Honor Society, and already Gospel Choir Director. Come on now, that beats out Lark’s delayed start,” Sherry said.

“Right and Teresa is real nice. We need her for sure. Keep her and Lark, that’s our two, we cool. Straight? I’m out,” Zavrina said, standing from her seat and about to grab her backpack.

“Sit down, we are not hardly straight,” Sherry said. “As President, I say we take a vote.”

“Aw, you gonna trump me, madam President? Ain’t that some shit!” Zavrina said as she sat back down. “I made you, neo, don’t get the big head.”

“No, you already have it,” Sherry said.

“Peace sisters, dang!” Jill said. “I say we take all three. Three of us, three of them.”

“No!” both Zavrina and Sherry said.

“Damn! Y’all sound like you in radio. Got Bossy on one end, Princess Pepper on the other. Shall we go for round two?”

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