Club & Greek
- Category: Volume 86 (Fall 2014 - Spring 2015)
- Published: 25 March 2015
- Written by SAMANTHA BARNWELL | CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Delta Phi Epsilon sorority (DPhiE) hosted their annual Lip Sync on Monday, March 9 at 10 pm in Pollak Theater. The event raised over $2,300 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Kelsey Mieczkowski, DPhiE’s Vice President of Programming, put the event together this year. “The best part was watching everything come together and seeing everyone who participated and attended truly being a part of the event while raising money for such a great foundation,” she said. Mieczkowski worked for over a month preparing for the event and all of her hard work paid off.
Candace Mitola, a sister of DPhiE, and Anthony Accurso of Theta Xi hosted the event, with Matt Sheehan of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) working as the DJ. Mitola mentioned how much fun it was to get an inside look at all of the reactions from the performers.
The judges of the event were Amanda Caruso of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), Danny Llanos of Theta Xi, Robyn Belen of Phi Sigma Sigma (PhiSig), Andrew Mucci of Sigma Pi (SigPi), and Chris Carter of Delta Tau Delta (DTD). Mucci had high expectations of the competition. “I was hoping to see a fierce competition between all organizations as well as great sportsmanship all for a great cause,” he said.
The show included several entertaining acts that made the crowd laugh and applaud. Some of the most memorable performances included TKE’s rendition of Frozen’s famous song, “Let it Go.” Theta Xi’s enactment of “O Fortuna” by Carmina Burana amused the audience as the performers pretended to play instruments and threw red streamers into the crowd. Alpha Omicron Pi’s mash up of “I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter, “Candy Man” by Christina Aguilera, “Sugar” by Flo Rida and “Pour Some Sugar On Me” by Def Leppard had the crowd cheering and dancing with them.
The first place winner was Phi Kappa Psi (PhiPsi), who did a rendition of Annie and Saturday Night Fever. Matt Mrazik, of PhiPsi, said, “The idea for the dance was inspired by the fact that Wilson Hall was the location for Daddy Warbuck’s mansion in the film Annie. We also threw a few songs in from Saturday Night Fever because we felt it added an artistic twist that would be very tough to match from our competitors.” The act had everyone laughing, and even featured one of the fraternity’s new members, Connor Becker, as Annie. Becker was elated to win. “My reaction to winning was ecstatic because it showed all of our hard work really paid off,” he said.
Second place went to ZTA’s remix of throwback music. Jessica Kuck, a new member of ZTA, performed in the dance. “Seeing the final dance and response we received from the audience was so rewarding. Having the opportunity to perform and also see what other organization put together was a great experience,” Kuck said.
Third place went to Theta Xi’s “O Fortuna.”
The sponsors who donated prizes for the event included Scala’s Pizzeria, Bagel Guys Deli, and Jr’s.
Like previous years, this year’s Lip Sync appeared successful. Becker said, “Lip Sync was excellent. Everyone had a great time and I cannot wait for next year.”
“Overall I think this is a great event for an amazing cause and I would like to thank the lovely sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon for continuing to put together such a superb show each year after year,” said Mucci.
PHOTO COURTESY of Samantha Barnwell