Opinion Editor Brittany Bennett talks O-Week with Laurier Brantford’s newest students. Photos by Cody Hoffman

Ariel Liu

arielliu“I come from a larger city so it was nice having this tightknit community, O-Week made us a community, we all came together as a whole.”

This new Golden Hawk is residing in the Expositor residence. The cheer off was her favourite part, but she was not happy that it ran into class time.

 

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Jason Johnson

“One of the best weeks of my life.”

Johnson is an off-campus new Golden Hawk that only had good things to say about his O-Week experience. He thought the week was great even though it made him loose his voice. Johnson’s favourite part of the week had to be the cheer off.

 

Amanda Hunter

“The events were more fun than I thought they would be – I didn’t know what to expect at all.”

This new Golden Hawk lives off-campus here in Brantford. Hunter thought the food provided at the O-Week events were delicious, and her favourite part of the week was getting to talk with all the icebreakers.

 

toyinoteriToyin Oteri

“Go red team!”

Oteri is an off-campus new Golden Hawk living in student housing here in Brantford. Oteri had a lot of fun meeting new people, but wished there were beverages available with the food provided at the events. Oteri’s favourite part of the week was the hypnotist.

 

Naomi Kingnaomiking

“It was really informing and helpful with school things like finding our classes, and even about the town too.”

King is a new Golden Hawk living in the Expositor residence. She made a memory with her residence roommates when she fell asleep with a grilled cheese sandwich still in her hand.

 

amandahosieAmanda Hosie

“I totally have a different perspective then everyone else because I’m 24, but I thought it was great. I was really nervous about being older then everybody.”

This new off-campus Golden Hawk said her O-Week experience was amazing. The one thing Hosie did not enjoy about the week was that it ran into class time.

 

Will Thompsonwillthompson

“It was so much fun and definitely worth the money.”

This new Golden Hawk is residing in the Lawyer’s Hall residence, and thought the O-Week was fantastic. His favourite part of the week was the hypnotist.

 

elizabethloprestiElizabeth Lopresti

“I think it’s more of a residence thing, but it’s still good for off-campus students to do it just to meet people.”

Lopresti is an off-campus newly pronounced Golden Hawk commuting from Mississauga. Lopresti’s favourite part of the week was the speakers, especially Mike Domish.

 

Austin Fowleraustinfowler

“It’s been good, fun, entertaining.”

This new Golden Hawk had nothing negative to say about his O-Week experience. Fowler is off-campus, living in Brantford but still managed to meet both off-campus and on-campus students through the O-Week events. His favourite part was the Arkells concert.

 

simranhayerSimran Hayer

“I think the best part had to be the icebreakers, they’re just phenomenal people. I couldn’t believe the energy they have.”

Hayer is a new Golden Hawk residing in the Lucy Marco Place. She admitted the week to be very tiring, but lots of fun. She thought there should have been surveys handed out to help plan for next year’s O-Week.