Goody bags going like hot cakes

James Gannon is overshadowed by the popular goody bags on campus. Photo by Jane Dawber.
James Gannon is overshadowed by the popular goody bags on campus. Photo by Jane Dawber.
James Gannon has bags under his eyes, and what is worse they are green and grey.

James (22) barely moves a step as new and returning students alike, rush up to the most popular guy on campus, disarming him of the OUSA goody bags he is holding.

‘‘They are pretty popular, I have given away probably a thousand already,'' he said.

Working 16 hours during orientation for OUSA, James said his reward in walking and handing out the popular bags was a free ticket to orientation events, worth $95.

‘‘It's all worth it,'' he said.

OUSA events assistant Clare Penno (22) said over the past few days her team of eight people had crammed a packet of chips, lollipops, fridge magnets, beer coasters, coupons, merchandise and information booklets, wall charts and posters into 8000 bags.

She said the reusable bags proved popular last year, and with OUSA rebranding its colours to green and grey it was an ideal time to change from last year's black.

‘‘Green seems to be the most popular colour at the moment,''she said.

Clare said the rest of the bags will be handed out over the next few days, with a large number already given to med students and students staying in colleges.



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