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Organizations help Aggies celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Members of Aggie Royals sell carnations for Valentine’s Day in the MSC 12th Man Hall. 

Valentine’s day is in full swing on the Texas A&M campus, and students can show off their affections for that special someone in a couple of different ways. From utilizing promotions at on-campus dining locations to purchasing a carnation in the MSC from the Aggie Royals, Aggies are excited about the holiday of love.
Many student organizations and University Dining are celebrating Valentine’s day with fundraisers and promotions. One recurring fundraiser is the Women’s Chorus who delivers singing grams from a choir trio both on-campus and around the Bryan College Station area.
“We introduced one new song and then brought back an old song to bring our total up to six songs instead of the four that we had,” Holly Hague, President of Women’s Chorus, said. “The one we brought back from the past was ‘Love Me Tender,’ and the brand new one was ‘L-O-V-E.’”
While orders have already been completed, there is still a chance students will get to hear the singing, even in the classroom.
“We can go into classrooms and stuff with professor permission,” Hague said. “I like doing those the most just because it’s embarrassing.”
Not only will a Singing trio possibly be joining students in their classes, but a member of Freshman Organizing and Running Mixed Events, FORME, dressed as cupid might be stopping in to drop off oreos to students with Valentine’s as well.
“We sell these chocolate covered oreos and our freshman guys go around dressed as cupids and deliver these oreos to whoever they’re sent to,”Jaime Laws, FORME counselor, said. “It’s really fun for the freshman guys and for us too. They kind of just go around and they might go into lectures too, and the professors seem to really enjoy it too because it’s kind of funny when ‘Cupid’ shows up in a classroom.”
Students can also share a pizza at Papa John’s or a Nacho plate at the Get Fresh-Lime Fresh Grille for some discounts and added incentive. However, promotions aren’t just for the couples — Smashburger on-campus is promoting a unique incentive.
“We have, at Smashburger, if you bring a picture of your ex or former significant other and shred it, we’ll have a paper shredder on the the countertop. You’ll get a special promotion,” Courtney Bryant Hill, University Dining district marketing and guest experience director, said.
Students can also take this holiday as an opportunity for awareness along with Alpha Chi Omega who are celebrating Healthy Relationships week. They are looking to spread awareness about the meaning of love and domestic violence within relationships.
“It’s just something that we do to spread awareness. We we give out facts like the statistics on domestic violence and how relevant it is within like our community, especially on college campuses,” Rachel Earley, Domestic Violence awareness month’s chair said.

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