Anyone walking by the MLK Plaza on Monday morning witnessed a strange sight: several groups of students carefully arranging thousands of canned goods into various shapes.
When they were finished, passers-by saw a bulls head, a football stadium, a huge iPod and others, all made of cans.
The students were participating in the sixth annual Charit-A-Bull, the first of the Homecoming festivities this week.
The event, sponsored by the Homecoming Steering Committee and the Center for Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, pitted nine student teams against one another in a battle of wits and imagination.
The teams, mostly members of fraternities and sororities, were given 90 minutes to build the best sculpture they could from the canned goods they collected on their own. The only requirements were that the sculptures incorporate the Homecoming theme and show Bull pride, according to an event guide given to teams.
The results were judged by the quantity of cans used, relevance to Homecoming and overall creativity.
The Phoenician Bullies took first place with an