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Delta Phi Epsilon Raises Over $2,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

DPhiE Hosts Annual Lip Sync Fundraiser


Delta Phi Epsilon raised over $2,000 dollars at their annual lip sync contest. On Wednesday, March 6, at 10:00 pm over 400 people arrived at Pollak Theater to support this event that pro­vided funding and awareness for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Eight acts performed.

Casey McCabe, a junior in Delta Phi Epsilon who organized the event said, “It has been tra­dition to do our lip sync event in the fall and this year, even though it got canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, we resched­uled and tried our best to make it a success because we still really wanted to support The Cystic Fi­brosis Foundation.”

Delta Phi Epsilon’s lip sync competition consisted of perfor­mances by students who danced and sang to an array of different genres of music. These perform­ers not only had to impress the spectators, but also had to earn the votes of the judges.

The judges for this event were Stephanie Marte of Phi Sigma Sigma, Travis Whitney from Sigma Pi, Brielle Douress from Zeta Tau Alpha, and Raven Lake from Alpha Xi Delta.

The hosts of the event were Marisa Meiskin of Delta Phi Ep­silon and Thomas Bongiorno of Sigma Pi.

MBA student, Cameron Nich­ols, also known as DJ Cam, pro­vided the music for this event. Nichols said, “I provided the DJ services for free, but it’s for a fantastic cause and it was an awesome show. Anytime I can provide my services to Greek life for a cause such as rais­ing money for Cystic Fibrosis I will.”

All the performances had the crowd laughing or clapping along.

The show began with Phi Psi executing a hilarious lip sync of a remix of songs from the movie Grease. Tau Kappa Epsilon fol­lowed with a remix performance that had the crowd cheering them on. Three members of Alpha Kappa Alpha entertained with “No Scrubs,” by TLC. Beyoncés’ “Single Ladies,” was executed by Theta Xi.

Joseph Nardini, a junior and a member of Theta Xi fraternity said, “We were so excited to be part of such an amazing event and it is a great way for the Uni­versity’s Greek community to give back to organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.”

Sigma Tau Gamma placed three bicycles on the stage and performed the Flobot’s song, “Handlebars.” Next, Alpha Xi Delta performed a remix of “I Knew You Were Trouble,” by Taylor Swift and Beyoncés’ “End Of Time.” Sigma Pi per­formed Justin Biebers’ “Beauty and a Beat.” Lastly, Delta Phi Epsilon performed a remix of “Pon De Replay,” by Rhiannna, “One, Two, Step,” by Ciara and “When I Grow Up,” by The Pussycat Dolls.

The first place winners were the women of Alpha Xi Delta. Second place went to Sigma Pi.

Freshman Andrew Mucci, who performed with Sigma Pi, said, “I was a little nervous at first but once we all got out there it was a lot of fun!”

The third place prize went to the Phi Kappa Psi.

All three winners walked away with a combination of prizes including gift cards to Michael Angelo’s Pizzeria, Sca­las Pizzaria, The Windmill and Cake Bake and Roll.

Jon Buchalski, Assistant Di­rector of Student Activities For Fraternity and Sorority Life, said, “These events are a fun way to celebrate one of our com­munity’s values: service. The members of the community re­ally come together to raise funds and awareness for great causes.”

Greek Senate President, Vic­tor Nazario, said, “I am very proud of how this community is so closely knit that each orga­nization shows up and supports the others events. Other schools do not have the same luxury as us.”

Stephanie Friscia, a new mem­ber of Delta Phi Epsilon, said, “This event has definitely been a success. Many organizations from Greek life are involved in the show and a huge part of Greek life is here supporting us and our philanthropy.”

Buckalski also said, “Whether a student is performing on stage or cheering on from the crowd, everyone gets to enjoy them­selves.”

Throughout the show, people were clapping, singing along and even dancing themselves.

Nazario said, “The cause of Greek unity is by our actions and not by our words. It is only by our attitudes and actions alone that we can show how united we are as a community.”

“The event went very well,” said McCabe. “The chapter and I are so happy with the way the event went. We had a great turn­out and amazing acts.”

PHOTO COURTESY of Christina Grothues