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Outlet takes home eleventh straight Air Jam trophy

by Baylie Clevenger The homecoming season brings plenty of energetic events jam-packed with school spirit. Every year, Ball State hosts the annual Air Jam in Emens Auditorium. Air Jam features different student organizations like residence halls, independent organizations, and Greek life. The groups choreograph a dance and lip-sync to popular music. At the end of the show, the performers receive awards like fan favorite, independent winner, and overall winner. Before the show, student Carter Miller, a senior who has previously performed at Air Jam with Phi Kappa Psi, said that he was excited to take a break from performing to watch all of the fun unfold. “Watching my friends perform sounds pretty fun,” Miller said. Jake Maple, senior, also said he was excited to attend his first Air Jam. “I think it will be a little bit quirky… I think it’ll be a good time, it’ll be interesting,” Maple said. [ngg src="galleries" ids="31" display="basic_slideshow"]At the end of the night, some of the winners included: Delta Zeta for best Greek life performance and Studebaker West for best residence hall performance. The overall winner of the night was Outlet. According to Benny Link, "Outlet is an all hip-hop dance team that was started in 2003 as an ‘outlet’ for students to get away from the stress of schoolwork and everything else that comes along with college. Outlet is known for their performances at Air Jam, being overall grand champs 9 times in a row. We perform at various events around and on campus and hold our own showcase at the end of the spring semester.”