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Old 04-18-2007, 01:42 AM
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Question How long do you hold on to your sorority/fraternity magazine?

I'm debating getting rid of my magazines because their starting to add up. But, I don't want to regret trashing them. How long do you hold on to yours?
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:58 AM
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While I'm not going to give an exact amount of years, I do have every Adelphean I've received since I was initiated. Of course, they're in a) Storage B) My mother's house or C) My house - so if I were to have to get X edition, I'd have to think real hard where it is!

I think I keep them because it was by seeing the various GLO magazines at neighbors' houses as a child and the parents talking about them that helped sell me on rushing. Greek life just looked so fascinating, and hearing about serenades, Homecomings, etc only made it sound better!
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:04 AM
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:12 AM
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I've only received like 9 issues so far (I joined in spring of 2004), so I haven't gotten rid of one yet. I always leave the most recent one out on my desk, and I put the older ones in my magazine rack. Once they start to pile up, I will probably just box them up and put them in my closet. I wouldn't throw them out.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:43 AM
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I keep them until the next one comes - or if it is a particularly good issue (like the last one, 'cause I wrote a piece for it! ) I'll keep it for use in our Alumnae Panhellenic Informational Tea. We try to have a variety of magazines out for the PNMs to leaf through and get an idea of what membership is like.
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:11 AM
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I've only started saving them for the past 4 years or so. I haven't really had a reason to go back to them except to look up our Educational Leadership Consultants (good to put a face with a name before they come). But I want to keep them for all of time because I love them, and I like to see my name in them now and then!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:47 AM
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While I'm not going to give an exact amount of years, I do have every [one] I've received since I was initiated.
I do too. Storage isn't a super problem. It's not like they're the size of September Vogue or something.
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:41 PM
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I read it (sometimes) and throw it away.

I guess that makes me a baaaaad sister
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:59 PM
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I have kept all of mine since I started getting heavily invovled (so since 1999). In addition, I've bought older ones off ebay. When I was packing stuff up, I didn't even consider throwing them away.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:00 PM
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I've only started saving them for the past 4 years or so. I haven't really had a reason to go back to them except to look up our Educational Leadership Consultants (good to put a face with a name before they come). But I want to keep them for all of time because I love them, and I like to see my name in them now and then!
I have actually gone back to one or two of them for information that I was looking for.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:00 PM
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I read it (sometimes) and throw it away.

I guess that makes me a baaaaad sister
For shame!

I think I've kept most of mine since being initiated, though I couldn't tell you exactly where they all are.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure I have all of mine since I was initiated, it's just (as others have said) WHERE they are.

Currently, I have them on my bookshelf in my room, but maybe i'll pick up some type of 'magazine box" to keep them together in
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:36 PM
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I was holding on to them for many years but then I found them archived online as pdf's. Since then if there is something important I want to keep I'll hold on to them, other than that they get tossed in with my recycling.
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:48 PM
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Unfortunitly I too threw away old magazines and now wish I had not ever done it as many of My Brothers keep them and can go back to check History.

Because of finances, LXA has gone to an electronic magazine while it is saviing money that needs to go back to run a Greek Organization, it comes out once a month, gives the same information and can be down loaded to be saved.

Many of us were not happy, but, it has proven so succesful that I cannot wait for the monthly report instead of the quarterly magazine.

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:58 PM
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Unless I'm on the cover, I throw it away.
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