Club & Greek
- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 23 March 2016
- Written by ERIN SHEVLIN | STAFF WRITER
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity remains the reigning champions of Delta Phi Epsilon’s annual Lip-Sync Battle as they walked away with another victory on Wednesday, March 9.
“Lip-Sync is always such a fun event for the entire Greek community so we are so excited to have been able to participate and win again,” said Malik Johnson, a senior communication student and member of Phi Kappa Psi. Phi Psi’s gold winning dance featured a mash up of famous SpongeBob songs that had the entire audience singing along.
“Phi Psi’s dance was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen. I loved that they all dressed up like the characters in the show and had the entire crowd laughing, singing, and clapping along the entire time,” said Jenna Hersh, a senior economic and finance student.
Sigma Pi fraternity earned second place with a fun and upbeat dance to the hit song “Hey Ya” by Outkast. Theta Xi fraternity added a classical yet comedic approach to the event with a performance to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody which landed them in third place.
The performances throughout the event were evenly divided between intense choreographed dances and comedic performance dances that left the crowd in tears. Delta Tau Delta started the night off with a mash up of Hotline Bling, Anaconda, Let it Go, and Sweet Caroline which set the bar high for the for the night. Phi Sigma Sigma kept the momentum of the event going with an impressively choreographed mash up of Britney Spears songs from over the years. Sigma Tau Gamma followed with a hilarious rendition of Beyonce’s “Run the World” and the “Wobble”. Alpha Omicron Pi then performed a Hannah Montana tribute and Zeta Tau Alpha performed a Beyoncé mash up. Alpha Xi Delta finished the night with a dance that encompassed the seven deadly sins.
“It was truly incredible to see how this event was able to bring our Greek community much closer. Every organization that participated really put in a tremendous amount of effort and I think everyone was able to see that and had fun cheering each other on. These events are supposed to be a fun way to raise money for each organizations philanthropy and Delta Phi Epsilon did a great job of accomplishing that,” said Michele Kaplan, the assistant director of student activities for fraternity and sorority life.
Delta Phi Epsilon’s Lip-Sync Battle raised money for their philanthropy, Cystic Fibrosis. The Cystic Fibrois Foundation has been their primary philanthropy since 1958. With tickets sold for $7 each, the event was able to raise $2,350. All the proceeds were donated directly to the foundation.
The event was hosted by the entertaining duo, Emma Klobocista from Delta Phi Epsilon and Tim Kanacevic from Sigma Pi. Additionally, there were five judges for this event: Tonilynn Taranto from Zeta Tau Alpha, Alicia Torello from Student Activities Board, Chandler Nichols from Sigma Pi, Samantha Sucarski from Phi Sigma Sigma, and PJ Antogucci from Theta Xi. The hosts and judges encouraged the audience to live tweet the event using the hashtag #dphielipsync, which successfully kept the crowd, engaged and entertained throughout the night.
Photo taken from Phi Kappa Psi’s Instagram