Students roar the night away at Yell Like Hell

Hats off: The men of Kappa Sigma get into their dance. Washburn organizations performed at Yell Like Hell in Lee Arena on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

In the spirit of homecoming week at Washburn, different organizations showed off their dancing skills at Yell Like Hell. Coming back from a year hiatus, students were excited to participate and watch as school spirit filled the room. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, Yell Like Hell took place in Lee Arena.

Dr. Farely started off the night with a warm welcome. His excitement seeped into the hearts of each student. With his words of encouragement, different organizations were ready to dance the night away.

With seven different organizations ready to take the floor, Lee arena echoed with students shouting in support.

First up were the real dancers, the Washburn Dancing Blues. Their years of experience shined through as they went through their choreography flawlessly.

In transition for the next groups, Abby Trautman and Dylan Babcock, the hosts of the night, introduced and questioned some of the Bods of Honor.

Next up was the Washburn Cheer Team. With flips and amazing stunts, their routine was no flop. Students went crazy and were on the edge of their seats as the cheer team stole the floor.

The competition became even crazier.

Black Student Union stole the show with a timeless dance. Incorporating culture and theme to their moves, BSU showed just how much their hard work paid off.

Next was Phi Delta, Alpha Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha. The twenties theme came out in this performance and showed great potential. The use of umbrellas and costumes truly brought out the roar of the crowd.

Continuing with the fraternities and sororities, Alpha Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon brought out a great routine. The partnership between these two organizations truly had the spirit of homecoming.

Finally, the last competitors came out and brought the heat. Delta Gamma and Kappa Sigma dressed accordingly and had a great routine.

While the judges deliberated, the Washburn Student Government Association kept up the energy of the crowd. Pulling in Wyatt Carter and Kathrine Cook made the crowd go crazy with some unexpected moves.

After the final performance from WSGA, students were able to reflect on the homecoming week winners.

Trautman and Babcock announced the winners of the Top Hat, Residential Living Door Decorations, The Banners and Yell Like Hell.

The organization that won Yell Like Hell was BSU. The fraternities and sororities were judged separately.

In third place was Alpha Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon, second was Phi Delta, Alpha Delta and Zeta Tau Alpha and coming in first place was Delta Gamma and Kappa Sigma.

After the event ended, pictures and congratulations were in order.

“This is my second time at Yell Like Hell, I went my freshman year. I would say my favorite performance was Zeta’s because I’m a Zeta,” said Sarah Campbell, a junior computer information science major.

Though the events were dwindling down, homecoming was not over yet.

“I am really looking forward to the parade, I love seeing everyone’s floats,” said Campbell.

Even after the event, the pep in the stadium carried on.

“I tried to yell like hell,” said Campbell.

Coming off a great night, the participants of Yell Like Hell were proud of their hard work.

“We came out and did our best. I think it was a great crowd and we had fun. That’s all that matters,” said Levi Habiger, a senior political science major and Alpha Delta member.

The build-up to Yell Like Hell was hard, but it showed effort.

“Getting ready for Yell Like Hell was hell itself, but we pulled through and we got things done and we got second. We did a great job and everyone did a great job,” said Habiger.

Though some of the participants were veterans, others were pushed out of their comfort zone.

“I’ve been to Yell Like Hell before, but I think a lot of guys from different chapters were pushed out of their comfort zones, so yeah I think this is a really great event to put yourself out there,” said Habiger.

Going along with the homecoming theme, participants were exposed to new music and time period.

“I learned that 1920’s music is good,” said Habiger.

Though the end of homecoming is slowly approaching, the pep of Washburn’s students will not end with it.

Edited by Ellie Walker, Simran Shrestha