Thursday night brought the much beloved lip sync battle hosted by the Student Events Team as a part of Homecoming week at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Over the course of two hours, several campus organizations including Fraternity Sorority Life, the Maverick Machine and Mavsians, fought to win the trophy.
For most students, the annual lip sync battle is not an event to miss. For Business Manager of Student Activities and Judge Pam Guss, it was her first time attending. Guss was told to not miss the show as it brings energy for Homecoming week.
“[All the students] told me in my office that this is the best show on campus ever. I think everybody is very excited for homecoming. The whole week has been very fun all over campus,” Guss said.
Performances were judged on several criteria including originality, choreography and correlation to the theme of Mavericks go to Hollywood. Long hours and dedication were put into prepping for the battle. Junior Kendra Dowe participated with Alpha Sigma Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi in the lip sync battle. Dowe said that her group picked out several songs that went with the Hollywood theme.
“We have ‘When I Grow Up’ by The Pussycat Dolls, ‘Boyfriend’ by Big Time Rush and ‘Paparazzi’ by Lady Gaga. We were going for the Hollywood theme, but also some fun songs that people can cheer on and clap to,” Dowe said.