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Aggies react to renaming of Gig ‘Em Week

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Howdy Week

It was widely announced Tuesday that Gig ‘Em week, the week before classes begin in the fall semester where many organizations recruit and various events are held, will be renamed Howdy Week starting in fall 2017.
The week of activities began in 2000 and has been known as Gig ‘Em week up to now. The change comes after a separate student organization which hosted an unrelated Howdy Week in November dispersed a few years ago. 
“Considering the fact that ‘Howdy’ is the university’s official greeting, making this change to our week of welcome for our students was a clear decision,” said Howdy Week Coordinator Megan Higginbotham in a press release. “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome our new and returning Aggies to campus using the university’s official greeting as our namesake.”
Some students, however, are not quite as thrilled about the change, and have taken to Twitter to express their frustration. 

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