Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) and Delta Sigma Phi (ΔΣΦ) at Airwaves 2019.

Nicole Rosen, News Staff

         Airwaves, the annual dance competition in which mainly Greek life organizations compete for the top spot, raises money for Greenfeather. It is held in the Edmunds Center and it almost always comes close to completely filled up. While the organizations presumably want to win, they also know that it is ultimately for a good cause. The Greenfeather recipient of 2019 is the Neighborhood Center, who helps to prevent homelessness in DeLand. 

         This year, the overall theme of Greenfeather is everyday heroes. Some of the themes the organizations picked from the overall theme include doctors and nurses, firefighters, police officers, etc. 

         Mack Miller (‘22), a member of Lambda Chi Alpha said, “I’ve never heard of Airwaves before, but when they told me it was a big dance competition I was all for it. Regardless if you can dance or not, you should try it out. It’s a good experience and for a good cause. I can’t dance at all but some of my brothers said ‘if you do it I’ll do it’ so that’s how I got roped into it. It’s a good chance for new experiences.”

         Sarah Hart (‘23), a member of Kappa Alpha Theta said, “I wanted to get closer with my sisters and get more involved with Panhellenic. It was really fun but it was a lot of hard work and I feel like it turned out great. You definitely get more involved with you community and more about what you raise money for.”

         There were nine different teams performing this year. First was Delta Delta Delta who had the theme of firefighters. Second was Alpha Xi Delta and Phi Sigma Kappa who had the theme of the military. Third was Kappa Alpha Theta and Lambda Chi Alpha who had the theme of doctors and nurses. Fourth was Sigma Phi Epsilon who had the theme of police officers. Fifth was the Black Student Association who had the theme of superheroes. Sixth was Alpha Tau Omega who had the theme of farmers. Seventh was Pi Beta Phi and Delta Sigma Phi who had the theme of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Eighth was Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Nu who had the theme of the army. Finally, ninth was Zeta Tau Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha with the theme of police officers. 

         The winner of Airwaves this year was Alpha Tau Omega. They had the best support of the crowd overall. Congratulations to them!

         At Airwaves, the overall winners of Greenfeather week was also announced: Zeta Tau Alpha and Pi Kappa Alpha. The Legacy Heritage Cups, which are dependent upon the amount of alumni from organizations that give back to Stetson, also had their winners announced at Airwaves. The winner of the Legacy Heritage Cup for sororities was Zeta Tau Alpha, and the winner for fraternities was Alpha Tau Omega. The overall Heritage Cup winner for fraternities was Lambda Chi Alpha, and the winner for sororities was Alpha Xi Delta.