Cultural References

Rush Week (Events)

"I've been trying to find someone who could get inside Theta Beta during Rush Week, do a 'Behind the Greek Curtain' expose."

Rush week (or, in some cases, rush month) is standard practice at all universities with a "Greek" system of sororities and fraternities. Traditions may vary from campus to campus, but the process always involves young hopefuls dressing to impress and established sorority sisters or fraternity brothers wielding their most judgmental collective eye as they look to form a new class of pledges. The idea of looking "behind the curtain" has been around for decades, ever since we learned (through L. Frank Baum and then through Judy Garland and friends) that the great and powerful Wizard of Oz was the product of a diminutive (though oddly megalomaniac) simple Midwestern man. In the mid-1980s, headbangers were taken Behind the Iron Curtain with an Iron Maiden live-performance video. Oddly enough, this had nothing to do with the symbolic European divide that defined the cold war. The editor of Hearst's student newspaper, who may or may not have unknown ulterior motives, wants Veronica to pay plenty of attention to the women behind the Greek curtain when she sends her undercover into the Theta Beta house.

3.02 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week"

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