Greeks bring Disney films to life at ’Lair
Published: Friday, March 19, 2010
Updated: Friday, March 19, 2010 01:03
Greek organizations took to the Mountainlair Green Thursday representing popular Disney movies as part of Air Bands, a dance competition that is part of Greek Week.
The competition takes place in the fall semester during Homecoming Week and in the spring semester during Greek Week.
Each team was given a different Disney movie, representing classic films such as "Aladdin" and "The Little Mermaid."
Sororities and fraternities were paired up for the competition by random drawing.
This year's first place award went to Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha, representing its team with a Hercules theme.
Ashley Staggers, WVU's Greek advisor, stressed the benefits of Greek Week.
"It's a week for Greek organizations to come together and celebrate Greek organizations and Greek heritage while having fun," she said.
Hilah Zia, president of WVU Pan-Hellenic Organization, agreed.
"It's just a competitive event for Greeks and a way to give back to the community," Zia said, noting that over 400 toys had been raised by Greek organizations to donate to WVU Children's Hospitals.
During the intermission of Air Bands, a costume contest took place with participants dressing in costumes like Mulan and Hercules. Delta Gamma sorority won first place for its "Beauty and the Beast" theme.
"Greek Week allows everyone to participate in activities and get to know each other, and the best part is definitely watching everyone perform their dance and routines," said Audrey Terry, a senior communications major and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
While some enjoyed watching the dances, for others, the thrill came from actually participating.
Mariah Vaglia, a sophomore public relations major and member of Chi Omega sorority, was a part of her sorority's dance team.
"It's awesome. You really get to bond with the fraternities you participate with," she said. "We're best friends with the guys that we were with."
Cathy Ibarra, a sophomore forensic science major and member of Alpha Omicron Pi, said the best part of Air Bands was the interaction between students.
"It brings the sororities and fraternities together, and Air Bands this year was great," she said. "Everyone put a lot of hard work into it, and it definitely showed."
Alex Bousquet, a sophomore sociology and anthropology major and member of Theta Chi, agreed.
"Air Bands allows the small but known Greek life of WVU to come together and compete in fun activities," he said. "It promotes a healthy environment where Greeks interact and allows the school to see a part of Greek life."