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Greeks to tidy campus, surrounding area this weekend

Students are working to clean up campus this weekend.
The Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils are working together to host the Moss-Bradley cleanup from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Panhel Director of Philanthropy and Service Amy Agosta said most participants belong to greek houses, but the cleanup is also available to residence halls.
“The campus has been divided up into different sections and we have split the participants up into groups,” she said. “Each group is assigned an hour and a location where they will be cleaning up.”
Agosta said the participants will be cleaning the entire campus, including the dorms, the quads and Meinen Field, which will benefit students, faculty and people living in surrounding areas.
Freshman psychology major Christy Ortiz said she plans on participating in the cleanup.
“I think it’ll be nice to participate in an Earth Day kind of clean up, and I hope there will be a lot of participation and I think there will be,” she said. “I’m looking forward to saying, ‘I’m taking part in something that will make the world cleaner.’”
The cleanup was planned to be completed with the Moss Bradley Resident Association, but Agosta said they failed to respond.
“We tried to get a neighborhood association to participate … unfortunately, I don’t know if we will be able to work with a neighborhood association,” she said.
Ortiz said she thinks this cleanup will change how the neighborhood views the campus.
“I think it’s going to show the community around Bradley and the campus itself how we are going to promote cleaning the earth, community interaction and leadership,” she said. “I think [their lack of support] is understandable considering the image portrayed of average college student, but after this weekend they will be surprised by the participation and leadership of the groups.” 
Ortiz said she is excited to participate in the event.
“I’ve never really looked forward to cleaning up,” she said. “It’s time-consuming and can be boring, but we will be able to see our results, and that’s the best part.”
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