SACES have once again triumphed over ELSA Malta to win the annual Freshers’ Week water-fight that has become a fixed tradition between the two in recent years.
Indeed, this has become a long-standing tradition at university and students from all courses are encouraged to participate by choosing their side – joining either the architecture front in the form of SACES or attempting to help the law students in the form of ELSA Malta claim their victory for the first time in years.
The aim of the water-fight is simple: the teams have to capture the opposing president. Therefore, it is of vital importance that the presidents are protected at all times. This year, architecture students and their cohort targeted Nina Fauser, whilst the law brigade had to keep Alannah Xuereb in their sights.
The presidents themselves are usually hidden away in the crowd and go to great lengths to not be recognised – on one occasion SACES president Thomas Mifsud even had his head shaved in an attempt to fly under the radar. No such antics – at least involving the presidents respective hair settings – were employed this year however, probably to the collective relief of both Fauser and Xuereb.
Both organisations are known for the level of effort put into this event, and their respective preview videos did not disappoint:
Despite the best efforts of the regiment of law students and their friends, it was the architecture students and their supporting cohort that reigned supreme for another year, with SACES retaining their crown as champions, having won the water-fight for the past years.
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