CSU Greek Life kicks off Greek Week with various performances
Last Wednesday, Greek Life organized a variety show to kick off Greek Week. Greek Week brings together the fraternity and sorority communities for a series of events. As they compete in these events, various Greek organizations raise money for local and national charities. The variety show consisted of music performances from multiple Greek organizations on campus.
To start the event, judges Kimberly Gill, Chris Hovel, and Rebecca Tew were introduced, after which Phi Mu took the stage for the first performance. They dressed up in matching pink, neon, and eighties-style outfits for an impressively coordinated dance routine, which even included some gymnastics.
After Phi Mu was Pi Kappa Alpha, represented by Max Einig, who sang and played guitar to “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. Being a more intimate solo performance, the audience clapped along and cheered on even through a slight technical malfunction.
Then followed Zeta Phi Beta, who wore color-coordinated blue and black outfits and showed their sass through their dance number, throwing glitter at the end. Once the glitter settled and the cheering stopped, there was a ten minute intermission.
Alpha Omicron Pi came next, wearing matching black tie dye shirts with flannel. Their performance, which mixed dance routines with short skits such as a scene from Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, won them first place, earning 150 points in Greek Week and $150 towards their philanthropy, the Arthritis Foundation. They ended their performance by asking the audience to join them on stage for High School Musical’s “Together.”
Claudia “Cj” Marguin, an AOII sister who worked to organize their performance said, “I’m so stinking proud of my sisters! They put so much energy into the performance and practices, I honestly couldn’t be prouder!”
Phi Kappa Tau’s representative Cody Sperry wowed the audience with spectacular freestyle rapping that won Phi Kappa Tau second runner up, meaning that they received $50 towards their philanthropy, Seriousfun Children’s Network.
After that came Delta Zeta with their white tees and flannels, dancing their hearts out with a tee-shirt message reveal at the end. Then appeared Phi Beta Sigma with an entertaining and humorous show, including an appearance by a faux Ray Charles, confetti, and fancy footwork. They won runner up, receiving $100 for their philanthropy, March of Dimes.
The competition wrapped up with a performance by Kappa Alpha Psi consisting of white suits, red suspenders and bowties, and canes. They gave a classy and suave performance, throwing rose petals at the end. The winners were announced after some discussion by the judges, and the night ended with everyone dancing and celebrating together.