In February 1993, Zolton House was closed and a new co-op was formed. Audre Lorde co-op, named after the radical black lesbian poet who died in November 1992 of cancer, was established as a feminist-based co-op friendly to people of all sexual orientations. Problems erupted and the house changed its name to Niko, after a cat that lived there. After continued membership problems, and the house turning into a circus during the 1999-2000 School Year, the membership drastically changed. During the Summer of 2000, members of the Sigma Pi fraternity living at Phoenix moved to Niko, to pursue a special use permit to function as a fraternity as well as a co-op. Sigma Pi made many improvements, including a new parking lot and back fence. In the winter of 2001, Sigma Pi voted to change the name of the property from Niko to Shadowood. In the summer of 2002, Sigma Pi and SHC went their separate ways, and in the fall of 2002, the house returned to being an open membership house, changing its name to Mosier House in honor of Aaron Mosier - a member of SHC from 2000-2004. Finding a new spirit and community within its walls in the 2005-2006 School Year, Mosier was renamed Vesta after the virgin goddess of the hearth, home, and family in Roman Mythology.
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