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March 7, 2011 | by  | in News |
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O WEEK

Victoria University’s O Week outshone the Ghost of O Weeks Past with a number of events that enabled students to forget they have actually begun university for the year.

Friday night saw an excess of make-up and fake blood at the Zombie Disco Ball for those in Halls of Residence.
Monday on Kelburn Campus saw the beginning of Clubs Week, declared by Clubs Officer Jeremy Peters to have been “awesome”. Used by many as an excuse to raid the lolly jars of the sponsors, many more students also used it as an opportunity to sign up to clubs to enhance their time at university.

Its new home this year, behind the library, was a successful location on sunny days but the minor storm that hit the capital on Wednesday forced some booths inside the recreation centre.

The Hunter Lounge was put to good use each afternoon with the O Week Season of Afternoon Live. Featuring bands such as Afternoon Raj and Thomas Oliver Band, these concerts proved to be a good way for students to enjoy the new venue.
“The new bar is sweet, much better than the old one,” says
one student.

Comedy night on Monday featured well-known New Zealand comedians Jeremy Elwood, Justine Smith and Steve Wrigley and proved to be very popular.
“It was packed—we tried to get chairs from the Salient office but it was locked,” said one student.
The annual Debating Society Great Debate on Tuesday night continued the laughs and Wednesday night saw Vic clubbers unite to the sweet beats of Ministry of Sound.

The fun is set to continue. As Salient goes to print, students are preparing to fall under the spell of hypnotist Guy Cater in The Hunter Lounge.
The much-anticipated MGMT concert on March 19 will be followed by a second show on the March 20 after tickets sold out in just a few days.

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