IT’S A WRAP FOR JCU TOGA PARTY

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IT is a tra­di­tion as old as univer­si­ties them­selves – stu­dents wrap­ping their bod­ies in bed­sheets, so­cial­is­ing and chant­ing “TOGA, TOGA, TOGA’’.

And this week was no dif­fer­ent for a fresh batch of stu­dents at James Cook Univer­sity, with the midyear O- Week cel­e­bra­tions ramp­ing up with a Toga Party on Tues­day night.

JCU Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Maclane Schloss said the Toga Party was a great way for new stu­dents to in­ter­act.

“It is a grand tra­di­tion and gets a lot of peo­ple talk­ing with peo­ple who they might not nor­mally in­ter­act with,” Mr Schloss said.

“It is re­ally im­por­tant to make lots of friends from all dif­fer­ent cour­ses.’’

The midyear in­flux at JCU has seen more than 1000 stu­dents take up study, with OWeek cel­e­bra­tions end­ing with ‘ Bludgers at the The Club’ drinks on Fri­day.

Pic­tures: FIONA HARD­ING

WIND­ING UP: New JCU stu­dents ents Kather­ine Casey and ( inset) Clar­isa Felder­hof, Ethan Bolk and Mor­ri­gan Alongi get into the swing of things at the uni’s Toga Party.

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