Over 450 graduate school students and Boston area professionals, who were stylishly dressed in black, converged upon Club Aria on October 5 for The Onyx Party-the annual beginning of the year celebration sponsored by the African-American Student Union (AASU) at HBS. The Onyx Party, with the name coined by AASU for the themed event’s black attire, brought together several of Harvard’s graduate schools including The Law School, The Medical School, The Divinity School, The School of Education and The Kennedy School of Government. Several students from across the Boston area also joined HBS for AASU’s annual party. These Onyx patrons included graduate students from Boston University, Boston College, Tufts University, MIT and Northeastern.
AASU’s kick off party began at ten o’clock in the evening with a stream of excited students and professionals greeting each other and displaying their carefully selected fashions as they poured into the doors of Aria. By midnight, there were over 450 attendees dancing to the rhythm of hip hop and R&B spinning from the expert hands of DJ Nix. Erica Hunt (OA), one attendee who was fully clad in her sexy, cosmopolitan black outfit commented, “I had a great time dancing the night away. It was good to socialize and party with my HBS classmates as well as with all of the students that traveled from other schools to join us.”
While there is only one Onyx party each year, AASU and SABA (the South Asian Business Association) are now gearing up for one of the most anticipated HBS parties of the year: Brown Sugar. “Brown Sugar is the hottest HBS party I went to last year,” says Treeny Ahmed (OC). In fact, there is so much demand for the party that a second Brown Sugar party is now thrown each spring. Brown Sugar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 15, 2006. You don’t want to miss it!