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Kerr Hall and Filipino Student Association win contest as homecoming weekend starts

Kerr Hall and Filipino Student Association win contest as homecoming weekend starts

November 09
00:14 2013

Joshua Knopp / Senior Staff Writer

The bonfire had not yet been reduced to embers when the Progressive Black Student Organization announced the winners for 2013’s Yell like Hell.

The Yell like Hell finals were held in conjunction with UNT’s traditional bonfire. Thousands of students were spread across the north side of Apogee Stadium to open Homecoming weekend.

In the residence hall association division, Kerr Hall won first place with Maple Hall coming in second. A team consisting of students from Pi Kappa Phi, Chi Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Delta Sigma Theta won first for the Greek organizations, ahead of an Alpha Phi, Phi Kappa Alpha and Alpha Epsilon Phi team.

In student organizations, the Filipino Student Association beat out the Student Government Association for first place with a “Dark Knight” themed dance routine.

“I just heard the song and it sounded dark,” said psychology senior Chris Le, who serves as FSA’s director of dance.

Le was referring to “Scatta,” by Skrillex.

“It has a lot of things that matches up with what dancers like to do,” Le said. “It kind of sings to me. It just makes sense.”

Communication studies sophomore Anthony Brown is both a member of Pi Kappa Phi and the vice president of SGA. He said he was excited for both organizations placing in the dance competition.

“It’s a huge festivity for Greek Life,” he said. “I’m real excited for my brothers because we’re so young on campus.”

Brown said SGA let the freshman interns perform the dance routine.

“They put in a lot of practice, so they deserve it,” he said.

As vice president, Brown also hosted the event. It was his third time attending the bonfire.

“I thought we had crazy spirit out here,” he said. “I just felt like the atmosphere of this one was so much more than it had been. I think there was definitely something special.”

Rob McKinney, a 2003 graduate and member of the Alumni Association, grilled hot dogs for students and alumni in the Alumni Pavilion. He said it was important to him to bring more people to get a better view of UNT’s traditions.

“We literally have the best seat in the house up here, and we just want to share that with our alumni family,” he said. “So many people say that UNT doesn’t have tradition and it doesn’t have spirit, and that’s not true.”

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