Nicole Letendre ‘23
Chief Features Editor
Around Valentine’s Day, Loyola Hall held some exciting events to foster community in the residential spaces. A Valentine’s Day “Candy Gram” program was accomplished by the RAs of Loyola Hall, in which residents donated food items in exchange for a chocolate rose. Donations were accepted from February 1st through the 10th, just a few short days before Valentine’s Day. Then, these chocolate roses were delivered on Valentine’s Day by a few RAs, to the person whom the resident designated. Handouts were attached to the roses and educated residents on healthy relationships with each other. All food donations are to be delivered to Worcester County Food Bank, making a positive impact on the greater Worcester community. This program was organized by RA Lily Nguyen ’24, but included the help of all the Loyola RA staff, making it a huge success in the residence hall. Especially around Valentine’s Day, the season of love, it reminds us to spread kindness and generosity to others.
Also occurring on Valentine’s Day in Loyola Hall was a Hall Council-organized paint night and card making event! Residents were invited to the Loyola common room to paint wooden hearts and express their creativity. Various card-making supplies allowed residents to create sweet Valentine’s Day cards. Alongside these fun activities was an assortment of Insomnia Cookies for attendees to snack on. Hall Council programs are a fun way to spend time with friends, make new ones, and be in community with others in the building. While there were plenty of on-campus events and programs around Valentine’s Day, Loyola residents didn’t have to go far to have a fun and meaningful Valentine’s Day of their own! No matter what space you live in, on or off campus, be sure to keep an eye out for fun and exciting programs throughout campus, especially around the holidays. They are a great way to take a break from the busy academic semester and recharge by attending a fun event with friends!
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