TV themed carnival rolls onto campus

Kandice Johnson

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It took just a dollar to donate to The Louisiana Baptist Children’s home and St. Jude Children’s Home.

ULM students had some fun in the Quad Tuesday afternoon at the Delta and Omega Carnival hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority  Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

Students were able to play carnival games, pie a Delta or Omega and eat popcorn and cotton candy.

“We wanted give back to the youth in our local community,” said Lenzy Pipkins. “With this event, we definitely raised a good amount of money to help.”

Lindsey Tillery, Program Planning and Development Committee Chair, said this week is not just for the Deltas and Omegas, but for the campus.

“We want students to get involved,” said Tillery. “We have so many events planned, just for students to have fun.”

The carnival featured classic favorites like the balloon dart board game and dizzy bat.

Although students and Greek members enjoyed the games and food, nothing could quite top the pie a Delta or Omega activity.

Dewayne Stewart said he couldn’t wait to attend the event to get some revenge on his favorite Delta members.

“Pieing is the best part,” said Stewart, junior construction major.

“I spent $6 so far. I’m planning on spending more.”

Senior kinesiology major, Alayshia Hunter, said that though pieing was a lot of fun, she’s really proud of the two organizations giving back to children.

“Children need help all around the world,” said Hunter..“That was a great cause for them to choose.”

This is the first year that Delta Sigma Theta SororityInc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. have collaborated with their Greek Week.

Tillery and Pipkins said that so far, they are glad they choose to team up.

“We’re all about Greek unity and fellowship,” said Tillery.

“If anything, us collaborating made it better.”

Pipkins said if the rest of the week turns out great, they will try to start a tradition.

The theme for Delta and Omega week is “DST-TV: Channel 1911”.

The theme is a television theme that consists of different days being different television shows or television channels.

“Monday event was the show Empire, Tuesday night’s basketball game is QSPN,” said Tiller.

“We’re just making a play on everything.”