Tradition pushes on for Neville/Jones

Author: DJ Nasty Naz  //  Category: Music, Parties and Nightlife

Damira Davletyarova – Staff Writer       October 19, 2011 6:00 AM ADT

Soaking wet from the rain, UNB students kept the tradition and spirit of Neville/Jones residence alive – by pushing a bed all night to raise money for Women in Transition House.

This year, the annual Neville/Jones house bed push raised more than $11,000. It’s Friday night at 8 p.m. It’s drizzling. The well-lit soccer field sparkles with water particles. Four students are pushing the bed, making a lap, then passing it to another group that is ready for their turn. A local DJ, who has performed on international stages all over the world under the name DJ Nasty Naz, is in charge of the night’s music. Students play football and frisbee, dance and get a bite of pizza in between laps.

There’s still 12 hours to go, 272 laps to push – before they will head to the Boyce Farmers Market.

The 19th annual Neville/Jones House bed push officially ended with a cheque presentation to Women in Transition House representatives.

Originally, Neville/Jones house was an all male residence. Male students came up with the bed push idea to raise awareness about violence against women. They traveled to the UNB campus in Saint John, constructed a bed and pushed it all night – 120 kilometres – to Fredericton. All proceeds supported the shelter.

Last year, the RCMP prohibited UNB students to push the bed on the highway because of safety concerns.

This year, Neville/Jones House reopened its doors, but as a co-ed residence, after taking a year off to renovate the house.

Becky McBriarty, the first female president of the house, said that for her and most students in the house the bed push event was a new experience.

Students kick up their heels & get “Nasty”

Author: DJ Nasty Naz  //  Category: Music, Parties and Nightlife

The Aquinian Newspaper                        

Mon, Jan 19, 2009

By Viola Pruss

Whoever thought Holy Cross House could not host a great party was proven wrong this Saturday at the Wet and Dry Dance in George Martin Hall. While the beat of Atlantic Canada’s most famous DJ, Nasty Naz, spread through the cafeteria, it was easily forgotten that this hall usually hosts food and students during break time. About 300 students enjoyed dancing to the music of a man who seems to have found both his success and aspiration in his work.

Being voted best DJ for the last three years by Much Music & Stylus, Nasty Naz, who grew up in Trinidad, came to Fredericton via a scholarship from UNB to study business. Read more…