Valentine’s Day on campus

Western celebrates Valentine’s Day with Candy Grams, self-love and a Valentine’s bash

Mirella Barrera-Betancourt | Staff Writer

This Valentine’s Day, Western saw a variety of enjoyable campus wide events put on by groups, including the housing residency committee and the Freedom Center.

On campus, the housing residency committee hosted a variety of different events.

Presented by the Ackerman and Barnum Hall committee, Candy Grams were made available for students to have delivered on Valentine’s Day. Whether the candy was for a friend, lover or oneself, little notes of love and encouragement before a day of classes were a fun activity for all. 

If Candy Grams were purchased at Heritage Hall, an additional 25 cents was charged. All proceeds from the sales were donated to the Food Pantry on campus.

The Heritage Hall committee also hosted a Valentine’s Bash, which took place on Feb. 11 in the Pacific Room in the WUC. To add to the excitement, attendants of the bash were given the opportunity to enter a raffle with prizes including a 32-inch Roku Smart TV, a JBL speaker and a new Hydro Flask.

Another Valentine’s Day event hosted outside the housing community was the Freedom Center’s “Self love is the best love” event. The Freedom Center took the holiday to remind students about the importance of self-love by making self-care packages readily available for students on the second floor of the Werner University Center.

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