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Step show concludes festive week

Fraternities and sororities strutted their stuff in celebration of the Multicultural Greek Council Week at the bi-annual step showcase on Wednesday evening.

Dylan Casares, MGC President and brother of Omega Delta Phi, the master or ceremonies for the event, was upbeat in being able to put on an almost completely funded event, in which all chapters came together in good fun to compete and honor the different cultures they represent.

“The showcase is our big event of the week. We have an overall trophy that is about four  feet tall, and we also give out a spirit stick,” Casares said. “It’s a little bit of stepping, a little bit of strolling and some different performances. You get a little bit of everything.”

MGC was founded in Spring 2003. There are 11 organizations — seven sororities and four fraternities — which make up the council.

Elijah Fernandez, president of Beta Chi Beta, and fellow member Alan Jacob were going over last minute details before performing their debut act.

“We just joined about two semesters ago, so this is our first showcase,” Fernandez said. “We’ve been practicing for about a week. It’s just our organization getting to know each other and getting involved.”

Beta Chi Beta is a relatively new edition to MGC and preferred showcasing its comedic skills rather than the traditional step routines.

“We put our comedy in there because everybody does their dances and steps,” Jacob said. “We thought, ‘Let’s do something different, let’s do a skit, lets make them laugh, let’s do what we do best and hope everybody enjoys the show.’”

The winner for best sorority performance was Delta Phi Omega sorority and Sigma Beta Rho for the fraternity category. The spirit stick was awarded to Sigma Beta Rho and Delta Phi Omega, who also won best overall performance.

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