Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU’s diversity falls middle of the road compared to peer institutions Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Linkedin Website| + posts Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Hunter Hayes performed for a crowd of 5,000 in the campus commons on Oct. 16, 2015. Is TCU’s firework obsession because of Boschini? ‘It doesn’t hurt.’ Rachel is a senior multimedia reporter for TCU360.com. She creates in-depth packages and stories for the website, TCU News Now, and the Skiff.Rachel is also on the TCU Triathlon Team, a member of Eta Iota Sigma, the Order of Omega, and the John V. Roach Honors College. She enjoys exploring Fort Worth–seeing plays, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Horned Frogs! Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Previous articleThe Boykin-Doctson connection continues to thriveNext articleThursday game interferes with class schedules Rachel Tiede RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Office of Admission to add new programs to attract and keep diversity ReddIt Twitter Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ Rachel Tiede Rachel Tiedehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/rachel-tiede/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Values and Ventures competition grows to largest in school history printVideo Playerhttp://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/101515_RT_BehindtheScenes_VX-80325_lowres.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: https://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/101515_RT_BehindtheScenes_VX-80325_lowres.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jason Derulo. Matt Kearney. Hunter Hayes.These are some of the big-name performers theEnd has helped bring to TCU’s campus.But setting up a concert is not as easy as it looks, Brad Thompson, the assistant director of student activities and marketing, said.“It’s never as easy as: we want this artist, on this date, for this money – go,” Thompson said. TheEnd is an organization that brings entertainment to campus on Friday nights and weekends. The criteria for choosing an entertainer are cost, availability and student demand.“Almost everyone we’ve booked this fall is student request,” Thompson said.If an artist fits all three categories Thompson manages the negotiations with the artist’s management team. Once the artist has been booked, theEnd student workers and volunteers work to make the event flow as smoothly as possible.Led by Jesus Contreras, the director of theEnd, the group discusses event volunteer shifts and brainstorms how to make the entire event, including standing in line, a good experience.“How can we make the whole event one fluid thing?” Contreras said. “We plan things for people to do in the lines and we plan for ways that people can meet the artist.”Although Thompson would not disclose theEnd’s budget, he did say the money comes from a grant through the Chancellor’s office.First-year communication studies major Brandy Tutein said theEnd events are great study breaks.“This is my get away from doing homework,” Tutein said.Even though 5,000 people attended the Hunter Hayes concert on Oct. 16, theEnd is working to reach even more students, Kelly Lee, the graduate assistant for theEnd, said.“I would love for all 8,000 students to come to our shows and to get that experience,” Lee said.TheEnd meets every Wednesday night at 8:30.