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Spring Fever: Greeks get new step champions

Jimmon Felton, [email protected]

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“The Greeks at ULM are all competitive teams. We know we have to come with our best when we are competing at ULM, or as we say ‘Eat or get eaten’,” said Andre Phillips, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

Phillips was among the many ULM National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) greeks who took the stage to battle like Greek gods at this year’s step show. This year’s theme was, “Battle for Olympus.” Teams came out with different themes that showed both their originality and thought processes.

To guarantee extreme fairness the panel of judges consisted of one representative from each of the Divine Nine organizations. Divine Nine is made up of the nine NPHC organizations. Marzetta Scott and her sisters from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., spent two months practicing for the event. Their effort did pay at the end as the sorority was crowned the winners in the female category this year.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. won the male category this year. The win brought an end to the “INDY reign” as the heralds of the show. Last year’s winners for the men’s category was Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., whereas Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. had been defending their title in the female category for the last two years. Both the Greek organizations originated in Indiana and thus, are known as “INDY.”

The crowd was kept alive, even during intermission, as the UPHY steppers and the OK Program took on the stage. Both the organizations were made up of local middle school students which just showed that stepping and precision don’t have any age barrier.

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Spring Fever: Greeks get new step champions