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SAE Community Service Chairperson Tom Peck said that the cleanup, which is part of the groups' community service requirement, was prompted by a general dissatisfaction with living in a dirty environment. "There have been a lot of complaints about the messiness of the street," said College junior Peck. "We wanted to take responsibility and do something about it." Greek members used rakes and trash-bags to collect the abundant refuse on the 3900 block of Spruce Street. Additionally, Greek members said that yesterdays cleanup is part of a continuing effort to improve the overall image of the Greek system. "We wanted to show we can do something positive," Peck added. Both SAE and Chi Omega members said that they hope to make street cleanups an integral part of community service activities. "The momentum is picking up," added Chi Omega sister Christi Smith, a Nursing junior. "I wish others would get involved in cleaning up their streets. It would be really cool." "This was a neat little function," SAE President and College senior Mike Feinberg said. "Hopefully the rest of the block will start cleaning up after themselves."

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