Last Friday night, several Greek organizations presented their 2014 Homecoming Step Show.

The Homecoming Step Show was hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

When asked what people normally get out of attending a step show, two of the judges were happy to reply.

“It brings back all of the alumni,” says Ellori White, “and we get to see the Greeks come together.”

Donta Council agreed wholeheartedly. “There’s support no matter who wins,” he stated, “and if gives people of the community something to look forward to, whether they graduated in 1999 or 2009.”

First to perform were the Ladies of the Xi Mu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Part of their performance promoted the importance of knowing the history of their sisterhood. Like most Greek students, these ladies have put in the work and hours of study outside of class to demonstrate their knowledge.

Next up was the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter from Miles College, who delightfully embraced the Halloween spirit by implementing the essence of the fictional Freddy Krueger into their demonstration.

During an intermission between the Greek organizations, a performance was given by Complex Royalty, a phenomenal dance group of JSU students who can express themselves with the movement of their bodies.

After the intermission, the Kappa Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. demonstrated their creativity by invoking the styles of several other Greek organizations present at the step show, using the context of a journey with several obstacles to convey the idea of their greatness as a sisterhood.

“It’s an opportunity to represent our chapter,” said Christian Kelley of the Kappa Beta chapter.

Samaiyah Steward, another of Friday night’s performers, explained that confidence plays a key role. “We grow in confidence and even get to show off,” said Steward.

The last competitors entertained the crowd with their own creative twist on the famous film, The Godfather.

Phi Beta Sigma stole the show with their cinema-inspired performance.

When asked what he gained from performing, Rajon Hudson of Phi Beta Sigma mentioned that “it’s a lot of fun to prepare for and perform, and we always end up having a good time.”

Following a breathtaking spoken word performance to allow the judges some time to collaborate, the winners were announced.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. won the competition between the fraternities, with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. dominating the sororities portion of the competition.

All in all, the members of these organizations were able to express themselves – individually and as a whole – through step, dance, speech, humor, and even intelligence, all resulting in an undeniably admirable level of confidence.

Patrice Green
Staff Writer

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