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Nineties themed variety show benefits children with cancer

Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi took home first place rewards Saturday afternoon at the 76th annual Sweetheart Sing competition sponsored by Drake Greek Life.

Eleven of Drake’s 12 social fraternities and sororities performed skits and musical numbers in front of  students and parents in a sold out Sheslow Auditorium.

The theme for this year’s Sweetheart Sing was “Best of the ’90s” with fraternities and sororities choosing music from a specific artist or group from the 1990s, all centered around an original skit of their making.

Sig Ep won the fraternity division with their rendition of the popular boy-band *NSYNC, singing hit song “Bye Bye Bye”.

Alpha Phi blew the crowd away with their faux-story centered around hit pop singer Britney Spears, performing some of her biggest hits such as “…Baby One More Time” and “(You Drive Me) Crazy” to become the winner among the sororities.

This year, proceeds from Sweetheart Sing went to the Children’s Cancer Connection, an organization that works to send kids who have been diagnosed with cancer to summer camps.  The event raised almost $6,000.

Among the other fraternities, Sigma Chi performed the works of Smash Mouth, Theta Chi sang Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, Pi Kappa Phi was the Backstreet Boys, Pi Kappa Alpha  did a medley of different hip-hop songs, Phi Gamma Delta performed the works of Sugar Ray and Sigma Alpha Epsilon portrayed Blink-182.

For the sororities, Alpha Delta Pi sang the songs of Destiny’s Child, Delta Gamma performed S-Club 7, Kappa Kappa Gamma was the Spice Girls, and Kappa Alpha Theta the works of TLC.

The main organizers of Sweetheart Sing were juniors Max Johnson and Elizabeth Roque.

The two masters of ceremony were sophomores Emily Grimm and Dan Pfeifle.

The winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included Drake administration and faculty.

This year Sweetheart Sing also featured a special appearance by Drake’s Brocal Chords, a vocal group on campus.

The only socially Greek organization not to participate in Sweetheart Sing was the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon.

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