Campus fundraisers for Valentine's Day

    You probably woke up the morning of Valentine's Day feeling one of two ways. Glorious, because you’re in love. Or not so glorious, because the amount of romance in your life can be summed up in the words, “I’ll never let go, Jack.” But no matter if you’ll be heading downtown for a hot date at Bistro Bordeaux or stocking up on Russell Stover for one at CVS, getting “I love you” texts from your significant other or your mother, don’t fret: There are plenty of events happening on campus this Valentine’s Day season for you to either celebrate your coupledom or make light of your loneliness with some candy.

    Sigma Alpha Iota Rose Sale
    When: Feb. 8, 11-14 
    Where: Norris (Feb. 8, 11-14) & Tech (Feb. 14)

    You can spring roses on your sweetie or your unsuspecting single friend thanks to the women’s music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, who will be selling roses online through their Facebook group and at Norris and Tech on the dates listed above. 

    Buyers can choose between a single, half-dozen or dozen roses in red, pink or white. They can also choose whether they would like to add some extra sweetness (or embarrassment) by requesting a serenade with their delivery, featuring lovely song choices such as “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction. 

    Lollipops of Love
    When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
    Where: The Rock

    The Happiness Club will be giving out free lollipops by the Rock on Valentine’s Day. And for those who are lacking someone to tell them how wonderful they are, don’t fret: The lollipops have nice things written on them.  

    Dance Marathon Valentine’s Day Party
    When: Sunday, February 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
    Where: Northwestern Room, Norris Center

    But of course Valentine’s Day isn’t all about you and your relationship (or lack thereof). At this themed event, dancers and other DM committee members will have the chance to connect with the children from Danny Did, the DM beneficiary for this year. 

    “A lot of activities that have been set up in the past have been sedentary, like making cards,” says SESP junior Kristina Nolte, who is in charge of connecting dancers and beneficiaries for DM, “But this year we’re going to have more interactive things.” 

    Among these things is the Cupid’s Shuffle, a speed-dating game to help the attendees meet children from Danny Did. There's also card-making along with theater and a cappella performances. And of course, there’s eating – Whole Foods will be catering the event. Participants should come dressed in red, pink or purple. 


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