Students step to the beat

November 6, 2008

by Samantha Horn

Memorial Gym was stomping last week when fraternities and sororities came together for the annual Homecoming week Unity Step Show, held Oct. 29.

Laura Hogan, Student Government Association president and a senior English major, welcomed students and alumni to the step show, which she said was meant to promote harmony among the Greeks.

“We are celebrating unity and giving them a chance to show out and show what they have been working on,” she said.

The Unity Steppers, a group comprised of members from all the fraternities and sororities participating in the show, kicked off the evening with a step that creatively introduced all of the group members.

The women of Kappa Delta, dressed in green and black, were the first to show off their moves.

Following Kappa Delta’s performance, Phi Beta Sigma presented a dramatic step using masks and canes as props.

Later, the women of Zeta Phi Beta stepped out on a lively quest to find the “Z” missing from Zeta in their showcase.

The men of Omega Psi Phi proved they did not need music for their step and Kappa Alpha Psi introduced a new kind of music video in theirs.

Doshondra Mashia, Black Student Union president and a junior human resources management major, said she thought the show went well.

“We had great participation and a great turnout,” she said. “During Homecoming, everybody can come together and show off their stuff.”

Mashia said the step show is the first opportunity many incoming students have to see Greek life in action.

“It is really the first time freshmen can see all of the Greeks perform,” Mashia said.

Jason Knighten, Alpha Phi Alpha president and a senior business management major, hosted the step show and said he enjoyed seeing unity among students at the event.

“It was cool to see everybody [at the show],” he said.
“We had a lot of teams participating in the show.”

Rachel Bougille, a sophomore studio art major, said she was happy to see so many groups at the performance.

“I really enjoyed it,” she said.
“I enjoyed the unification and diversity of the show.”

Brandon Horton, a Kappa Alpha Phi stepper and a senior construction engineering major, said he thinks the quality of the step show has improved each year.

“I enjoyed how many Greeks participated this year,” he said.
“I think it gets better and better each year.”