SGA adopts resolution for possible campus variety show

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    TCU students may be singing, acting, speaking and dancing in spring 2014.

    The idea of a new campus-wide variety show, "The Show," was presented to the House of Representatives at Tuesday night’s Student Government Association meeting.

    "The Show" would become the university's new “spring tradition” and would be a collaborative effort between theCrew and SGA.

    Variety shows have been very successful at other schools such as Baylor University and the University of Kansas, Alex Cohen, a junior political science major, and Larissa Bogle, a junior fashion merchandising major, said. 

    The student representatives who presented this resolution also said student feedback for this idea has been positive so far.

    Groups of students and residents from the community would be invited to form teams and perform in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. All TCU students would be invited to attend, along with anyone from the surrounding community.

    “I think the motive behind it is to get as much as the student body and the community involved as we can,” Cohen said. “It’s about every organization that wants to be a part of it to be able to participate.”

    All of the proceeds raised from "The Show" would be donated to a single local philanthropy yet to be determined.

    After Tuesday's meeting, the student representatives will work on a bill to determine the budget and organize the details. No date has been set for the official vote.

    Other items from Tuesday’s meeting:

    • A bill to establish baseline budgets for school traditions did not pass. This bill would have promised theCrew minimum amounts of money for Family Weekend, homecoming, Frogs First, the Holiday Tree Lighting and the new spring tradition program.
    • A bill to reimburse the department of modern language studies and the department of spanish and hispanic studies for the first annual TCU Language and Culture Fest was tabled to the Finance Committee.