By Sonia “Klara” Ohashi, Staff Writer
With spring semester comes the season of step/stroll competitions among multicultural organizations. Loyola University Chicago Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) hosted its 6th Annual Triple S Show on March 31, bringing together five Greek-lettered organizations that performed in hopes of taking home the first place trophy.
After difficult deliberation, the judges announced the winners of the competition, with Kappa Alpha Psi in third place, Lambda Theta Phi in second place, and Delta Phi Lambda in first place.
LUC’s Triple S Show first began as a way to raise awareness for their MGC. Stepping, strolling and saluting are activities unique to this council, originating from African American slave culture. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities began stepping and strolling to promote unity within their organizations and to celebrate when new members were initiated. LUC’s MGC wanted to host an event to showcase the rich history of these practices.
The competing organizations included Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc., Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi National Fraternity, Inc. and Chi Sigma Tau Fraternity, Inc..
Along with the competitors, LUC’s hip-hop dance club, Scorch, and African dance team, Afro Descent, performed. The university’s staff members also performed a step and stroll on stage. To end the show, Brittany “Airabella” Chow and Jessica “releVance” Young, co-stroll mistresses for Delta Phi Lambda’s Kappa Chapter and seniors, choreographed a unity stroll with Sigma Chi.
Chow acknowledged the significance of the Triple S Show and reflected on its celebration of unity.
“The Triple S Show is important to me because it allows us to carry on a legacy that not only our sisters have created but also a tradition that older Greek-lettered organizations (like the Divine Nine) have carried on for many decades,” Chow said. “Each organization has their own unique style, and it is always great to see the dedication and hard work that each team puts into their performances. I also used to dance for many years, and it made me happy that I was able to continue dancing throughout college, which is something I didn’t think I’d be able to do.”
The performers all left the stage with bright faces, knowing they left their hearts up on the stage. What a wonderful way to conclude the 2015-2016 academic year, with Loyola’s spring semester coming to an end in just a few weeks. LUC MGC was left inspired to make next year’s Triple S Show even better.
Click here to watch round one of Delta Phi Lambda’s performance at Triple S Show. See the following gallery for photos from the event.
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