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in which black culture is revered and many blacks are plays Lisette Melendez, Saam, Radiml Nomads and cultural heroes -in a world in which white kids are che Lil Louis His pace is somewhat slower - 118 beats per major consumers of hip-hop music and fashion - even minute, Pat points out Everett ends on a techno note as duQimination still runs rampant. with a Harthouse America cut,'Acperience L" Now N TRY TO BE MYSEI-r AND NOT TALK B-BOY LANGUAGEo» 4 SAYS EYERETT. N DON'T WANT TO F/,,KE THE FUNK:' Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. While they're watting to gec back on nmpus, this is where the Sigmas hang. They want the umversity to lease thcm is house on New Fraternity Row, and lasc Wednesday a Sigma dckganon mec with the university group-housing coordinator, who told them thar, yes, they could get a house ¢ thry could get 16 guys to pay the rent and if each czme up with $100 upfronr. But Daniel Webster, a aiminai-justice major and former Crimson Tide football player, is arguing against the whole idea'Ic i in our best interest to get a house offcampus," he says. 'We can't afford a house on campus.' We can if we get enough guys • says Martin Phil- ^ lips, an engmeering major and the ehaptei s presdent 'Wt'd be kicked off the first dme we mess up." 'Then we woa t mess up.' If white fraterniries have too much fun, lately the Sigmas can be accused of having too little. They're lucky to manage one major patty per semester. These guys give the fie to Soike Lee's movie musieay Sdioai Daze, with its glamorized depictions of Csamma men, G. Ray women and loue in the Bone Room. Oh, OK: The Sigmas go bowling On Tuesday nighn some of them head over to B. Bowl, not because it's hip and :arty, not because it's the height of atrtp - but because on Tuesday nrghq it's 99 cents. These guys den"nitely need a house. 'The parry aspecr,' Ivlarrm says. "is nor as important as the fact that we need a place to IK" A SK THE s[cstAS about the white guys who have joined their fnc Any common denomi- r.ators? They all sort of shrug. Each of the three white brothers they laow is different To gener alize about them - wouldn't that be, you know, radst? Mark, the first white Sigma here, was from a well-to- do Miami family. Jeff is the opposire: kind of a coun- `^'nl.tA.NS, WFIIT£SIDP, JACKSON, SFm£,YMAN (FROM LEFrf ON THE LIBRARY STEpS it's 10 p,m., and he's announcing, 'We're out of here for this week. Up next: Nubial Fusion, with something different for your ear hales to enjoy." Time is flying by faster than 118 beats per minute for Everett this semester. He's student cezching at a local high school, taking DJ jobs a few nights a week, working for the athletic department as parc of his schol- arship and continuing to do his radio shows. Then, come May, he'll be out of here for good. That means that Everett will miss out on the new Sigma house, The university's group-housing director said the Sigmas couid have a house <ome fall - and since a house is just standing empry, they can get in it now to show to prospe. -tive members and to hold mcerings. That's so cool, Mattin may just try to get together another line this semester.
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