VIDEO: Students show up, yell like hell

Mikki Burcher

President Farley dancing to “I’m On a Boat” and Dean Kidd portraying Michael Jackson in “Thriller” were just two of the highlights of Thursday night’s Yell Like Hell.

Media Credit: Brian Dulle

The pep rally started at 7:30 p.m. and was one of the more well-attended events of Homecoming Week. WSGA provided their “commercial break” skits, loosely based on “Gilligan’s Island,” between the organization’s dance routines. Participating organizations included: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Delta, Delta Gamma, Phi Delta Theta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Phi, Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma Colony, the Washburn Cheer Squad, and the MisFits, a group of faculty and staff. All the participants were good sports and had put a lot of time and effort into their performances. “It was a lot of hard work, but it was really exciting to be in it,” said Katie Lawless, freshman.

After the dance routines, Garrett Love and Caley Onek announced the winners of the various Homecoming Week activities. After awards were given and applause had died, the Topeka High Cruzline hit the floor. “The drumline was my favorite part. It’s awesome that the community gets involved in our Homecoming Events,” said Kylie Gilstrap, senior Homecoming candidate. The drumline was as impressive as ever, and students in the stands danced away.

Following the drumline was the announcement of the Yell Like Hell Winners. In the fraternity/sorority division, third went to Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Theta, second to Alpha Delta and Delta Gamma, and first to Phi Delta Theta and Zeta Tau Alpha. The Cheer Squad took first in the organizations division. And finally, the overall Yell Like Hell champions were announced: Phi Delta Theta and Zeta Tau Alpha.

For the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha, the Yell Like Hell pep rally contained a long awaited victory as overall champions. “A lot of the ZTA seniors have been waiting four years to win this,” said Val Roberson, senior.

Jarrad Cullan, Ben Cullan and Nick Brown all agree: “They Zetas did a great job,” they said.

Overall, the event was a huge success. “It was great. Everyone had a great time,” said Angel Romero, senior WSGA senator.