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Freshman Council delivers on promise

March 21, 2003

By Stacy Lambert

Students asked, and the Freshman Class Council delivered.

The council is bringing the contemporary Christian band, Switchfoot, to Waco in April. The initiative is in response to an annual student survey, Government Graffiti, that allows students to have input on campus activities through student government.

'The student body wanted more contemporary Christian bands to be brought to campus,' Natalie Cook, a Katy freshman and co-chairwoman of big events, said.

Switchfoot is best known for writing the music to the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember, starring Mandy Moore, Cook said.

The band also will be playing material from its newly released CD, The Beautiful Letdown.

'We are one of the first concerts since the new CD was released, so it will be great to hear their new material,' Cook said.

The concert is being made possible by allocations of the Student Life Fund from Student Congress. FCC was allocated $6,000 to put on the concert.

Cook said proceeds will be split two ways, with 50 percent going back into the Student Life Fund to benefit other students and organizations.

The remaining 50 percent will go to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian project that works with children victimized by AIDS.

'This is a great opportunity to bring students what they requested and also a great opportunity to help the Waco community and World Vision,' Cook said.

Tickets for Switchfoot are now on sale in the Bill Daniel Student Center or from any FCC member. Tickets will be available next week in campus cafeterias as well as in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

'It's a good opportunity to see a Christian band and a good opportunity for something to do in Waco,' Paige Nobles, a Wichita, Kan., junior, said.