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All-University Sing crowns its 1997 winners and Pigskin Revue participants

March 3, 1997

Jeff Andresen / The Baylor Lariat

Members of Kappa Omega Tau congratulate eachother for taking home first place for their performance of 'The Last Reveille' at 'All-University Sing' Saturday at Waco Hall.

By Sharon Mariotti

Lariat Staff Writer

All University Sing ended Saturday night with the announcement of the winners and those invited to Pigskin Revue for Homecoming.

Kappa Omega Tau left with first place. Their act, portraying a southern regiment's final march home, incorporated a scene of rejoicing, battleand a prayer for safe travel home. In the end, the regiment got up off the ground after a wearisome battle and marches home, singing 'When Johnny Comes Marching Home.'

Second place was taken by Kappa Kappa Gamma, whose theme focused on a small town Saturday night. Lonely farmers and cowboys started the act dueling for ranchers' daughters and ended the act in friendship.

Phi Gamma Delta took third place with Cortez putting a stop to the mutiny begun by some members of his crew as they landed in the new world. The crew had not yet found any of the promised gold and was feeling disappointed and homesick. Cortez stopped the mutiny by burning the ship.

The five other acts that received invitations to Pigskin Revue were Chi Omega, Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Chi, Delta Delta Delta and a joint act by Zeta Phi Beta and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Chi Omega's act portrayed the hardships and struggles of newsboys in the 1920s when child labor laws helped all children workers except the poor newsboys.

Kappa Sigma's act recalled the resurrection of Christ as they rejoiced with singing and dancing.

Phi Kappa Chi's act showed men working on the railroad while sharing their faith and hope for salvation with a non-believing co-laborer.

Delta Delta Delta's act, 'Rescue Me' resembled every child's fantasy. Toys in a toy store came to life and danced until the security guard came and nearly caught them. The toys sing about their dream to stay alive.

The joint act by Zeta Phi Beta and Zeta Tau Alpha remembered the difficulties faced by African Americans as they struggled as slaves and as they tried to escape their burdensome masters. Then, they were shown, struggling to create equality and friendship with Anglo Americans. The act ends with the two sororities dancing together in a mixture of African and Anglo American dance styles.

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