So did I enjoy my first few weeks of lectures? I would say yes but what I enjoyed a whole lot more was the life of a first year beyond the books.
Before I even moved to Auckland I had already bought tickets to Party in the Park, an event hosted by the AUSA. As you can guess it’s a party in the park. It wasn’t as lit as I had hoped because
1 – The line to get in took over 45 minutes
2 – It was raining
3 – Being 5ft4 in a mosh pit isn’t a fun experience
4 – It was on a Thursday so we had lectures the next day
However, we did get free fries, and any free food for a student is good food.
Thankfully the university also hosts events that don’t cost a cent. Sporting events such as volleyball against AUT and dodgeball with other halls encourage a bit of healthy competition and fuel the already present rivalries. Floor Eight made it a floor activity to go and support (embarrass) a fellow floor member as they demolished AUT. Continuing the floor support, we also went to the dodgeball as four floor members were playing. (It’s a really talented, skilled and cool floor incase you didn’t click). Although we might not have won, we can walk away holding our heads high as our team played fair and by the rules. *Cough cheating wasn’t beneath some teams…. Two clap O cough*
Often RA’s get a bit of a bad rep. When they kick you out at 10pm or tip your drinks down the sink, it’s not because they want to, it’s actually their job. Luckily for us we have never been in that position because our RA Tayla raised us so well that we don’t actually break the rules. Having an RA that you respect and enjoy having involved with your floor activities has been a reason why we don’t all hate Uni. So what do you do when you have an RA like that? Obviously throw them a surprise 21st birthday party!
P.S Look Sharp does number balloons filled with helium for only $10 each, literal bargain.
The American Presidential Campaign is a big deal, and the University Hall Presidential Campaign was no different. For the past week our floors have been invaded by overly-nice people asking what we want changed or being told what they can do for us. Our walls and elevators were filled with campaign posters, as well as the ground where the posters have been ripped to shreds by the opposition.
Until next time,