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Alpha Kappa Alpha Steps Into First Place

The Theta Mu chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority rocked the Farris Center at Friday’s UCA Homecoming Step Show, taking home first place in the competition and a $1000 prize.

The sorority performed a routine titled “Pink Magic,” in which sorority member Kailen Hardman performed a unique step on a table while other members held it above their heads. Flashing lights and the theme song to the 2004 horror film “Saw” added drama and suspense, grabbing viewers’ attention.

The sorority members ended their performance with a tribute to their brother fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, with the song “Never Scared” by Bone Crusher.

The step show, which was hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Students for the Propagation of the Black Culture, is an annual event held during homecoming week. More than 1,600 people attended, and members of the host organizations said this is one of the biggest step shows that the university has ever held.

“The Homecoming Greekshow was exactly what we expected and much more,” NPHC specialist Kaylon Bradford said.

Bradford said the location change from Ida Waldron Auditorium, where the event has been held in the past, to the Farris Center “enhanced the overall production and quality of the show.”

The Theta Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, last year’s champions, finished second overall and received $700. The Beta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi took third place and earned $300. This was Omega Psi Phi‘s first time to place since 2010.

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