Super Tuesday a smash hit

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UNB Saint John welcomed the newest seawolves members at the Super Tuesday event today.

The day was jam-packed with mixers, wide games as well as academic orientations and, of course, prizes.

Kjeld Conyers-Steede, vice president student affairs had a major role in planning the orientation week activities. “It took an entire team to pull Super Tuesday off, but hard work pays off” says a humble Conyers-Steede.

An estimated 400 first year students filled Ganong hall to capacity in order to meet staff and the orientation week committee, receiving a welcome message from UNB SJ’s vice president, Dr. Robert MacKinnon who was followed by the Student Representative Council (SRC) executive, giving the students a preview of what is yet to come this week.

Following the introduction came the fun part of Super Tuesday, unlike last year instead of playing “minute to win it” the crowd was introduced to a popular game, UNB Saint John’s version of “Hollywood Game Night” playing a games such as How do you Doo, Tv Trivia, Four Letters and Where you going? Although the losing teams still received prizes, the first place winner received a Macbook Air, plus bragging rights for the year and second place received an ipad mini, only making the rest of students more eager to see what in store for the rest of the week.

Student services welcomed the new students and informed them of the resources offered throughout the year. Students were divvied up by faculty where they received more specific information regarding their program, course selection, met some professors and got a glimpse of what is to follow this year. Frosh kits were handed out that day and students received a lot of useful loot for the year. T-shirts, sunglasses, water bottles, buffs, condoms and the infamous seawolf stress balls were all included in the kits put together by the SRC.

The SRC’s version of The Amazing Race kicked off the afternoon with many volunteers showing up to help set up, tear down and to keep the energy high for the frosh. With their passports in hand, and a $400 cash prize as incentive, the new students made their way around campus to complete a series of tasks and checkpoints before the others.

“it was an awesome time for everyone and for anyone that wasn’t here, they really missed out, and I’m excited for the rest of the week’s activities” says Conyers-Steede. If Super Tuesday is any indication of things to come, the rest of orientation week should be a smashing success.

Check the SRC’c website for a full schedule of this weeks activities and updates on prize winners.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.