Another Yell Contest is in the books

By Nicholas Ratcliff 

Multimedia Journalist  

Tarleton State University recently had its first Yell Contest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tradition is typically part of Tarleton’s fall homecoming week, which was postponed to the spring of 2021 due to the pandemic.  

Kappa Delta Row participating in Yell.
Photo by Nicholas Ratcliff.

Tarleton started its yell tradition back in the 1980s and has decided to host the event ever since. During the contest, the sororities and fraternities of the university gather to compete against one another with their yells. The yells are typically made up of lyrics about Tarleton’s traditions and are yelled at the tempo of recognizable songs, even though the beat is not being played along with the yell. While chanting these lyrics, the groups typically also prepare a set of dance moves that go along with the yell.  

The contest is broken up into two distinct categories the first category being small yell teams which were made up of the organizations of Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Mu, Alpha Gamma Row, Lambda Chi Alpha, Delta Chi, Sigma Alpha and Kappa Delta Rho who competed in that order.  

Phi Mu, part of the large division, showed off their routine.
Photo by Nicholas Ratcliff.

The second category is known as the large yell teams, which were made up of Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Zeta, Pink Ladies and T-Birds and finally Alpha Gamma Delta who competed in that order.  

After all the groups performed their yell routines in the Wisdom Gym, they were moved to the football stadium where the judges announced the winners of each of the categories.  

Small team division winners Alpha Gamma Row.
Photo by Nicholas Ratcliff.

For the small team division, Phi Kappa Sigma won third place, Sigma Alpha won second and Alpha Gamma Row ended up taking first place with their Shrek-themed yell.  

Large team division winners, the

For the large team division, Delta Phi Epsilon came in third, Alpha Gamma Delta came in second and the Pink Ladies and T-Birds took first place.

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