Talk:Sphinx (senior society)
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Article title and name usage
I have always heard and read about Sphinx as just "Sphinx" or "The Sphinx", but rarely "Sphinx senior society". The link to the 1997 The Dartmouth article says "In 1885, 14 members of the Class of 1886 formed Sphinx Senior Society, the College's oldest senior society", suggesting that "Sphinx Senior Society" may be its official (incorporated) name. If that's the case, shouldn't the article title be "Sphinx Senior Society"? If it's not, I would suggest changing the title to -- or at least having a redirect from -- "Sphinx (senior society)". Schi 17:11, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
The official name of the owner of the tomb (i.e. the alumni corporation) is the Sphinx Corporation (see []). The name of the student group seems to be Sphinx or The Sphinx, as you note. The Sphinx is a senior society, so it's appropriate to call the article Sphinx (senior society) the way one would write Alpha Delta (fraternity).
--Editing 20:29, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
2006 krewe list leak
User:Tom harrison deleted the following unsourced edit by anonymous user 188.8.131.52: In 2006, a misplaced e-mail attachment revealed publicly that year's "krewe" for the first time in history. I know that this actually happened and was something of an event on campus, although I have yet to locate a source documenting that it happened. In the meantime, could we restore the sentence in the article with a verify source tag? Schi 16:38, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
That might have been the first email leak, but the secrecy of the krewes is a recent phenomenon. Just look at any Aegis from before WWII, where the names are listed. --Editing 20:26, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Mardi Gras influence
I've removed the reference to wearing beads since it's implausible and unsubstantiated. If someone has a source for this, by all means put it back. The use of the terms "krewe" and "frater" is backed up by Lillie Ng's article, []
--Editing 20:33, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Is this picture now vandalism?
WHat is this picture, and is it related to the article, if not someone remove it.
P.S. User:Graverobbers put it there not me