Roman toga rocks SCU
By Renee Redmond
Darren Akhurst crawled into bed at 4am yesterday after ensuring the last of the toga-night partygoers stumbled home to Orion College, Southern Cross University.
The senior resident, tasked to look after the students, said Thursday night's annual toga party attracted 1100 students, which was the maximum capacity for the Campus Central Bar.
Labelled the biggest student social night of the year, the toga party gave many of the students, who last year were hitting the books for their HSC, a taste of unistyle partying.
Aria Kerz, 18, of Lismore, said she had gone to a lot of the Orientation Week parties but was most excited about the toga night.
"It's great. I think the idea of the night is to just dance, drink and meet lots of new people," she said.
"I just turned 18 halfway through last year so I was really excited about coming to this."
Wisconsin student, Mesa Covill, 20, said she was told to wear a bikini under her toga.
"I was told that by the end of the night a lot of the togas come off," she said.
Darren said yesterday morning a group of wounded warriors slumped around the pool-side at Orion College.
"We had a pre-party at the college with burritos, and everyone's weapon of choice were four-litre boxes of goon (cask wine)," he said.
"It was a great night," he said.