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Greeks Make Edible Art

Canned food sculpture contest benefits ECHO

Amanda Dyslin, Mankato Free Press, 9-30-2012

Although not particularly appetizing, one of the canned food sculptures in the Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University definitely stood out.

“Tis a mighty throne,” said a Lamda Chi Alpha alum walking by, admiring the artistic work of his former frater­nity and the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The sculpture of a giant toilet made entirely of canned goods had a bear head in the bowl, meant to symbolize Concordia-St. Paul’s mascot, the Golden Bear. “We’re flush­ing the golden bear,” said Samantha Johns.

Sororities and fraternities teamed up for homecoming week to create sculptures out of donated cans of food from area grocers. The goal was to create a sculpture with the most cans that was also creative and interesting.

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