A funny pose here, a ridiculous pose there were all that the Hawk Team needed to have a little fun with the campus’ students. This past Wednesday, students had an opportunity to take part in what Hawk Team has come to call ‘Hawkward’ photo shoots, where students could let off some steam.

“It’s about getting students involved, and getting goofy in a stressful time in the semester,” said Hawk team volunteer and fourth-year Criminology student Thomas Jeffery.

Wednesday’s event, held at the Research and Academic Centre West lobby, offered students, in groups or individually, to take photos in any pose they wished, whether it was mocking popular cultural icons or striking something original. Thanks to varying costume pieces, the options were endless, with Hulk fists, powder-blue wigs, striped fore-arm sleeves and more disposable to anyone who decided to stop by.

“I’ve been looking forward to Hawkward photos all of October,” said third-year Concurrent Education student Jasmin Stadnyk in a humourous manner. “I had a great time.”

Participants’ photographs were posted on the Hawk Team’s Facebook page, where viewers can see them. Viewers can vote for their favourite photos by clicking on the ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ option on the photos. The five most ‘liked’ or ‘shared’ photos will be put in a draw to determine a winner of a digital camera, donated by Brant Stereo, the sponsor of the event.

Only in its second year of existence, Tyler Van Herzele, the coordinator of the event, hopes to continue it. Van Herzele stated that the committee would like to host another around Valentine’s Day.

“All of our events are a unique way to get involved on campus, aside from parties and clubs; we have dry events, so there’s no alcohol,” Van Herzele said of the nature of Hawk Team events.

Fourth-year Concurrent Education student, Chantel DaSilva commented, “We’re our natural Hawkward selves.”

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