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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8479.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2003 - Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8479

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2003 - Life, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 10, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8611/show/8479.

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Title Houstonian 2003
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title Life
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript f,nlrtPn Moment Junior architecture major Amber Morton, sophomore business major Kelley Alexander, and freshman political science major Julie Gibson, all members of Zeta Tau Alpha, perform in the Golden Nugget variety show. Photo by Katherine Mayse Turtle Power Sophomore consumer science and marketing major Ashley Foreman and member of Delta Zeta performs in a dance during the Frontier Fiesta Showcase on Saturday afternoon. The showcase included the best acts from all of the variety shows and at least one act was chosen from each show. Photo by Katherine Mayse Hm^akmm^ Ticket to Ride Junior political science major Jeffery Evans and junior English major Kevin Visentin, both members of Pi Kappa Phi take tickets at the doorway to the French Quarter tent. The French Quarter consisted of Pi Kappa Phi and Delta Gamma and was this year's winning variety show. Photo by Katherine Mayse iesta There are many aspects that go into the making of a variety show. Due to the competitive nature of the event, there is extensive planning involved to prepare for the 35-45 minute shows by all organizations. According to Thushan Perera, the variety show chairman for Phi Kappa Theta, "The groundwork is general ly laid out in mid December for the late March show." These groups are generally extremely secretive about the plot, costume designs, and even musical selections because they do not want other groups to have an advantage over them. Most times, the first time that anybody outside of each individual show can actually see anything from them is on the opening night of the three-day Frontier Fiesta celebration. Students generally have to spend a great deal of time fundraisingj for the extremely expensive event, j The shows usually run with budgets ranging from 4 to 81 thousand dollars. The high costs j go to the construction of sets, ^ purchase of costumes and rental of lighting and sound] equipment as well as tents and stages. "It isn't an easy task raising 8 thousand dollars for a fraternity variety show," remarks Brant Wallace, a senior political science major, "but the final results yielded are well worth the painstaking labor." All of the time, planning, and money paid off for the members of Pi Kappa Phi and Delta Gamma, who won the award for best variety show of 2003. Although many Greeks love to hate Fiesta and all of the long nights of practice and sweat required of them, one couldn't help but feel that, once it was all over, no matter how many remarks heard to the effect of "I'm glad it's over", that the students were actually somewhat sad to see this time-honored tradition end for the year. Story by Austin Mayse Frontier Fiesta includes variety shows, carnival games, concerts, and a barbecue cook-off. Back to the Eighties Freshman university studies major Mike Kiser and sophomore university studies major Jordan Moore both of Phi Kappa Theta act in a take-off of the 80s movie, The Breakfast Club. 80s movies proved popular at Fiesta this yaer as Sigma Phi Epsilon and Zeta Tau Alpha teamed up to spoof Back to the Future for their show. Photo by Katherine Mayse