The numerous sororities and fraternities that call Martin their home all came together in the Elam Center to perform lip sync at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3.
This year’s lip sync was composed of 10 performing greek life organizations: four sororities and six fraternities. The three judges were composed of Laura Kepler, the hall director for Cooper Hall, Theatre professor Melanie Hollis, and Communications professor, Tomi McCutchen.
From the viewing mat in front of the stage to the stands and walkways in the back, Elam Center’s auditorium was jam packed.
The first performances were conducted by the sororities. First up was Alpha Omicron Pi, who performed seven musical scenes. Their performance set the overarching theme of school spirit and homecoming week.
Second was Chi Omega, who’s skit centered around going back to the 50’s, 70’s, 80’s, and to the year 3000 to search for the Skyhawk football playbook stolen by the Racers. They performed seven musical scenes.
Alpha Delta Pi was third, who went with a survivor skit that consisted of five musical scenes.
The last sorority to perform was Zeta Tau Alpha, who went with a pirate skit that involved searching for Captain Jack Skyhawk throughout six musical scenes.
The first two fraternities to perform were Kappa Alpha Order and Pi Kappa Alpha, respectively. Kappa Alpha Order’s skit revolved around players making their way to the homecoming game, while Pi Kappa Alpha followed the game with a sports announcer between every musical scene. Both performances had seven musical scenes.
Alpha Gamma Rho followed next with the similar premise of the homecoming game, but with an emphasis on the cheerleaders spanning five scenes.
Sigma Phi Epsilon was eighth, and their skit centered on looking back at college memories of falling in love during homecoming week.
Sigma Chi’s skit was a SpongeBob parody that involved recovering Chancellor Carver’s signature bowtie before the homecoming game.
The final fraternity to perform was Sigma Alpha Epsilon, whose skit was a lighthearted story about Captain Skyhawk getting back his girlfriend.
After all of the skits, Carver made an appearance and gave a speech to the crowd in attendance, which hyped up an already intense atmosphere. Afterwards, the sororities and fraternities were ranked by the judges. For the sororities, Alpha Delta Pi placed third, Alpha Omicron Pi placed second and Chi Omega was crowned the first place winner.
For the fraternities, there was a three way tie for third place between Pi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Order, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Second place was awarded to Sigma Phi Epsilon. The first place fraternity was Sigma Chi.