The #YUBlog Goes to Frost Week 2018

Posted by Elizabeth Naccarato on January 18, 2018

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The beginning of a new term is exciting: you are starting new classes, catching up with friends and getting back into the swing of campus life. If you are a new student this term, you may be looking for opportunities to explore York, meet new people and get involved. The York Federation of Students’ Frost Week is organized with these goals in mind. Every term, the York Federation of Students (YFS) celebrates the beginning of the academic session by hosting a week-long event full of fun welcome-back activities around campus. These week-long events known as Frosh Week in September and Frost Week in January bring the campus community together and help first-year students transition to university. The 2018 Frost Week celebration took place from January 8 to January 13 this year, and the #YUBlog took part in the fun! Come to Frost Week with us as we check out some of the events and let you know what happened this year.

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Take a look at the 2018 Frost Week schedule to get an idea of the classic Frosh and Frost Week activities that take place each term.
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The Winter Carnival, a Frost Week favourite, took place in Vari Hall from noon to 4pm on Monday, January 8 and included carnival games such as giant chess, a big game of Connect4, mini golf, some beanbag tossing games and even a soccer kick game.
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The #YUBlog caught some students having a serious game of chess, which doesn’t happen every day in Vari Hall!
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This year, the YSF added two new events to the Frost Week fun: The Art Clash and the DJ Battle. When we arrived at the Art Clash, we were encouraged to visit the “PoeTree,” a tree sculpture with poems hanging from its branches. Students could either take a poem or write their own for someone else to enjoy.
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The Art Clash event shone the spotlight on the brilliant student artists (and secret poets) of York University.
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While we enjoyed the anonymous poetry of our peers, the artists participating in the Art Clash had 20 minutes to create a painting with only brushes and acrylic paints– no stencils or iPhone reference photos allowed!
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The artists also had to create a painting that fit the theme, “Our campus, our space.” Spectators could then vote on their favourite artwork and enjoy the gallery of truly impressive paintings.
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The DJ Battle showcased York’s musical talents. During each battle, two DJs took turns playing a song to see which one pumped up the crowd the most. If you’re an aspiring DJ, keep practicing: here’s hoping the DJ battle will become an annual event.

Frost Week always brings the community of York together to celebrate and enjoy some games, culture, and laughter before term two begins. YFS always does a wonderful job at setting everything up and we applaud them for another successful Frost Week. If you didn’t get a chance to check it out this year, keep it in mind for next January and visit the York University Events calendar to see all of the cool activities happening on campus.

What was your favourite event this year? Tweet us and let us know at @YorkUStudents!

Elizabeth Naccarato
Elizabeth Naccarato

Elizabeth is a fourth-year Professional Writing major at York U. She enjoys reading for pleasure (no textbooks please), a nice cup of coffee (but only iced) and being surrounded by good company. She hopes her blog posts will be helpful and inspiring to current and future York U students.

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