Student groups host Valentine’s Day events

Posted by Stephanie Haven on February 14, 2013 under Arts & Living, Campus News, Cities | Comments are off for this article

Whether the celebration is Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day, this week’s holidays enable guilt-free excuses for eating chocolate. And campus event organizers are spreading the love with related events through Feb. 14.

Tufts Student Resources (TSR) has two balloon and candy bundles for students to give their significant others. Online, in the dining halls or at the Campus Center, TSR employees are selling a “Hugs ‘n Kisses” or “Lots o’ Love” package for smitten Jumbos.

Celebrations Packages by TSR

Celebrations Packages by TSR

Bare Bodwin’s members will read Shakespeare sonnets in front of the Aidekman Arts Complex during open block Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. With cookies, hot chocolate and the opportunity for students to recite the sonnets as well, it seems like at least Elizabethan love is in the air.

Those without plans on Valentine’s Day can find some solace with Love146’s “Broken Hearts.” There’ll be music, poetry, desserts and storytelling. In Sophia Gordon Hall from 7 to 9 p.m., the organization will raise awareness about child sex trafficking — helping a group in need of love on a day dedicated to the emotion.

At the same time, Tufts Vagina Monologues will be hosting a One Billion Rising dance party on the Tisch Library roof in addition to a flash mob happening tonight in Davis Square. With a similar event in Somerville, this event focuses on ending violence against women across the world.

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