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Confrontation between fraternity members closes NPHC step show

The music was shut off at the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Yard Show Thursday evening after an altercation occurred between members of two fraternities. According to several members of the crowd on the Russell House Patio, who originally came to see the step show but excitedly gathered to see the conflict, no blows were exchanged. But even though the music was shut off around 6 p.m. and the crowd was encouraged to disperse, the area didn’t clear until after 7:30. “In the past, we’d just turn the sprinklers on,” said Jerry Brewer, USC’s associate vice president for Student Affairs, who supervised the crowd with two police officers. “That was more of a ’70s thing.” Brewer said he didn’t know what action would be taken against those responsible for the altercation, but he pointed to a security camera and said the whole incident had been recorded.

Sustainable Carolina ambushes recyclers with applause

Sustainable Carolina members sat on the Russell House patio Wednesday afternoon and cheered for students who decided to recycle. Inspired by a YouTube video, the organization took a bottle and placed it by a recycling bin on the patio. “We really weren’t sure how long it would take because we got the idea from YouTube and it took them a while,” said fourth-year political science student Caroline Mullis. It took only 30 seconds for the first person to come by and pick up the bottle and toss it in the bin. The student only smiled as a group of Sustainable Carolina members surrounded him wearing red shirts applauding his deed. The project was repeated twice with run times of two minutes and a minute and a half. Each time, the recycler was rewarded with applause from the surrounding crowd. A part of Earth Day, the entire premise of the event was to enhance awareness about recycling. This comes not too long after the “Caught Green handed” campaign where Sustainable Carolina rewarded those who were caught on campus recycling with coupons that they had on hand. Footage of the event will be available on the Sustainable Carolina Facebook page.