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Old 08-02-2020, 05:05 PM
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I think the rise of social media has made them more widespread (or, it could just be that now we all see them in posts). I think our hand crescent looks like C is for cookie if reversed in a photo!
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:10 PM
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Our hand sign is a crescent. I like that. Probably even more common than the "hand sign" crescent is the whole body, both arms crescent.

Some members throw a Gamma sign, and that has been deemed unacceptable. Despite many reminders of this policy, you'll still see some bid day pics with members throwing that Gamma sign...and so the reminder will be made again. I just saw a reminder in last week's collegiate newsletter. It feels like an uphill battle to get members to comply where that sign has become the "thing." If this becomes a widespread edict, this will likely take a while to eradicate and it may be a case of closing the barn door after the horse got out.

My sister is correct. Gamma Phi Beta will not accept photos for publication on social media or in The Crescent magazine if they include "non-approved" hand signs. In fact, IHQ says that any hand sign pics found will be requested to be taken down. I will add this, though, our "crescent hand" and "crescent arm" signs are considered to have specific meaning related to our sorority values and that's all I'm going to say about that.
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I was headed to Florida with friends when I saw a car with an ADPi bumper sticker on it. I told the driver to pull up alongside the car, and at about 80 mph, did my half of the diamond to the car full of ADPi sisters. Both cars were full of diamonds, laughing and horn blowing - it was a GREAT moment!
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I hope nobody is so offended that our women stick their finger on the forehead like a unicorn horn. Is it silly lookin? Yep! Offensive? I don't think so.
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I haven't logged into GC in ages...and I see Karens saying that the usage of hand signs among fraternities and sororities, reminds them of gang culture. LOL

Good to see GC hasn't changed much
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I haven't logged into GC in ages...and I see Karens saying that the usage of hand signs among fraternities and sororities, reminds them of gang culture. LOL

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Ain't a thing changed but the population density lol
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I haven't logged into GC in ages...and I see Karens saying that the usage of hand signs among fraternities and sororities, reminds them of gang culture. LOL

Good to see GC hasn't changed much
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:47 PM
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Alpha Xi's is so simple, just Xi with the pointer fingers crossed and the pinky for I. It's cute. I like it. I don't want to get rid of it.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:09 PM
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There are non-secret sorority hand signs which can be performed both alone OR with one other person. I suppose the significance/meaning of a shared hand sign at any particular campus/chapter may keep them unofficially in use longer than an NPC HQ may prefer.
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