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Greek Life hosts lip sync/dance battle competition for Homecoming Week

Students in Greek Life at Bradley hosted their very own lip sync and dance battle competition on Bradley’s campus this past week, in honor of Homecoming Week as well as Greek Week.

Bradley’s NPHC sororities and IFC fraternities held the competition on Alumni Quad on Sept. 28. and the event appeared to be canceled mere hours before it started. Eventually, the show saw a last-minute change of venue, but participants performed well and had a lot of enthusiasm throughout the night.

Students and Greek life members gathered on Alumni Quad to watch three groups perform. The first group included Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon, and was followed by a group composed of Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Kappa. Finally, the third group included Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Tau Delta and Kappa Delta. 

“We divided into teams and we each made up our own little dance and we worked really hard on it,” Peyton Girard, sophomore mechanical engineering major said. Girard was one of the organizers of the event and is a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

This competition was initially supposed to be held in Renaissance Coliseum, but was then moved to the Markin Performance Court, and lastly to Alumni Quad.

“Originally, we booked the performance court in Markin, but they kind of kicked us out, so we decided to move it here because we worked really hard on these dances and we didn’t want it to go to waste,” Girard said. “We wanted everyone to see it.”

During the first performance, group members from Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon did a dance and ended by creating a circle of phone flashlights that surrounded one member as he lip-synced to a remix being played.  

The group that performed second consisted of Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Kappa. They based their dance off of Zendaya and Tom Holland’s famous dances from their episode of “Lip Sync Battle.” The first half of the performance consisted of dance moves, after which it transitioned into one member imitating Holland’s performance with an umbrella as the other group members danced behind him.

“We found out about this on Saturday, so it was all about… improving stuff and just about having fun,” Grace Finerty, sophomore elementary education major and a member of Sigma Kappa, said. “We just wanted everyone to have a good time.”

The performance of the final group consisted of Pi Kappa Phi, Delta Tau Delta and Kappa Delta. 

They included a dance circle with phone flashlights along with a dance set to the song “Cotton Eye Joe” that featured the group members wearing cowboy hats. Their performance ended with them holding their sorority and fraternity flags and one member doing a headstand.

Audience member’s cheers filled the quad as each group performed.

“I had a lot of fun watching this event,” Kalee Logan, freshman elementary education major, said. “Each group had a different twist on their performance and it was exciting to see what was going to happen next.”

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