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Molly Ingeman 9/19/07 TA: Rehema Kilonzo Topic 1: Culture I have been a part of many subcultures throughout my lifetime. Whether it was a sports team, an organization, work, or just a clique within my school. There are subcultures everywhere in the world. According to dictionary.com, subculture is the cultural values and behavioral patterns distinctive of a particular group in a society. I am a part of a huge subculture here at the University of Minnesota. I am a part of the Greek community. I chose to go through rush because my sister had been in a sorority when she went to school. It was very stressful but yet still fun. Since I was a freshman, this was a great way for me to meet people. I met some great girls that I have kept in contact with even though we did not join the same house. Sorority girls are stereotyped all the time. It is actually quite rude to be known as a sorority girl. They are known as stuck up, drunk sluts basically. This bugs me because this is not who I am at all. I work hard at school. School is number one to me and I will not go out unless I am done with everything. Many girls in my house do not even party. We have a higher GPA than the overall school. We have study tables at least once a week in which everyone goes and studies together so that someone is always there to help you if you don't understand something. Grades are very important to us and we try hard to get good grades. Many people also assume that sorority girls have money. Many of my friends take out loans to pay for the sorority while others hold jobs during the school year. I work about 20 hours a week during the school year. It is a chance for me to make money while enjoying a break from campus. Some of the families do have money, but I have only met a few girls who actually show it off and try to brag about it. Even if they do have money, they do not make it known to the world that they are rich. I have tried to change the stereotype of a sorority girl but many people do not believe me. I will continue to try to change people's minds, but I am not sure how far I
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