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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show


Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes songs and dances, performed by three different organizations, with the exception of the Black Student League, who performed alone.

“I had a really good time,” said Marcell Ausborn, a senior Office Administration Technology major and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. “It was nice to get to know people from Kappa Delta and Sigma Chi.”

The homecoming parade, held on Friday at 6 p.m., featured various different organizations showing off unique floats.

Nominees for homecoming queen were also featured in the parade, which began on Woodrow Wilson Drive and ended on Brookstone Drive.

Claudia Cole, a senior dance major, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and member of the Red Hots dance team won homecoming queen.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling to have the support from you entire university,” said Cole. “I couldn’t have done it without the support and love from my sisters.”

In addition to the band and cheerleaders, the Society for International Students, the African Students Association, and other organizations were at the parade.

Saturday, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity sponsored a step show titled “Become Legendary”, hosted by comic Steve Brown and featuring DJ Big Twin.

Alpha Kappa Alpha performed a jungle theme, while Kappa Alpha Psi dressed as robbers for their performance.

Not only were VSU fraternities and sororities competitors in the show, but guests from other schools competed as well.

Zeta Phi Beta from FAMU performed a mad scientist theme. Other competitors included Phi Beta Sigma from South Florida University, Iota Phi Theta from Gainesville, Fla. and Sigma Gamma Rho from Florida State University.

The Nu Mu chapter from Georgia Tech, another Alpha Phi Alpha group, won the fraternity section of the show performing as convicts.

The VSU’s Theta Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, who performed as race car drivers, won the sorority section of the show.

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