Zetas and Sigmas Reign Supreme at Homecoming Step Show
Published: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2011 02:10
Dressed in blue and white navy suits and janitor uniforms, were this year's winners of the step show, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and the gentlemen of Alpha Chapter Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Despite a production error, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta from New York City stood tall in their navy uniforms as they proved to the crowd in the DC Armory why they should be chosen as number one. As they marched to Beyoncé's "Run The World", performed a series of synchronized steps, and showed the fraternities that they could do what they do, the Zetas had the crowd standing to their feet.
The men of Phi Beta Sigma stuck to their mall theme as janitors and cleaned up the placed with their creativity and sharpness. The Ladies of Alpha Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. placed second in this year's show with their "Nightmare" theme. The AKAs transformed from prisoners into women in pink skirts singing the Annie theme "Hard Knock Life" and ended their synchronized step with their own version of the popular education connection jingle
. In third place were the ladies of Alpha Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with their devils advocate theme. With their tight moves renditions of several popular songs including Drake's "Marvin's Room", the Deltas had the crowd standing to their feet. The Ladies of Alpha Chapter Delta Sigma Theta were named the winner of the AT&T's People Choice Award.
In second place for the fraternities came the men of Kappa Alpha Psi, Xi, Mu Mu, and Theta Theta chapters. From their creative video, promotion of Greek unity, "cane master", and shimmying little brother, the Nupes proved that they were still around and did not plan on going anywhere.
Valecia Battle, 21 from Texas said she enjoyed the show. " I liked the Nupes, they did well and the Ques," she said.
The men of Omega Psi Phi came in third place with their reclaiming the throne theme. The men exhibited a series of tight, clean steps, and showed exactly why they deserved to place this year.
Members of the Alpha Rho chapter of Iota Phi Theta and the Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha also showed off their skills at the step show, but it wasn't enough to win over the judges.
Besides the Greeks, the Drew Hall step team opened up this year's show and got the crowd warmed up. Rap group Travis Porter had the majority of those in attendance crowd around the stage as they performed their hit songs "Make It Rain" and "Bring it Back".
The year's host Billy Sorrels and MC Lyte kept the crowd engaged with a series of DJ Battles including an 80s vs. 90s battle, Old School vs. New School and East Cost vs. West Cost battle.
Junior, Business Management major Darryl Whitfield said he loved the show. "It had a lot of different elements and gave me more than it did last year. Too bad a lot of people missed out because of the cost", he said.