None of your bid-ness
Written by Bwog Staff
While walking over to the WBAR show this evening, Bwog ran into Columbia’s Greek girls celebrating the rites of fall: jumping up and down and screaming at the top of their lungs in a semiannual phenomenon known as “Bid Night.” That’s when all the pledges, having been divvied up by the sororities the night before–details of the process are kept tightly under wraps–commence the first day of their new, sister-filled lives.
The scene is baffling for the uninformed; Bwog tried to explain it to curious, wide-eyed passersby. About 50 girls gather around the sundial, in slightly varying attire for the four sororities. Delta Gamma girls wore sailor hats and shirts that read: “It’s lonely at the top, but at least I have my sisters,” which set them apart for most original slogan next to SDT (“The sweetest just got sweeter”) and Theta (“The best just got better”). They shouted cheers and hugged each other like a war had just ended.
Bwog would have gotten better pictures, but was informed by members of the Panhellenic Council that the sundial had been reserved for bid night, and that we would have to leave. Not one to pick a fight with such spirit, Bwog relinquished the photographic angle and joined the boys sitting on the grass chain fence to observe the spectacle.