Stuffing fluff with love


The annual “Stuff-A-Bear” event hosted by the Student Program Board on Wednesday at the UC Ballroom invited students to create a stuffed animal to celebrate Valentine’s Day. | Aisha Bouderdaben/The Daily Cougar

Lions, tigers and bears were just three of the fluffy friends offered by the Student Program Board and the University Center’s “Stuff-A-Bear” event Wednesday afternoon in the New University Center Ballroom.


Mechanical engineering junior Mehak Budhwani (left) and biology junior Alolika Sarkar (right) chose penguins out of the 17 options of stuffed animals. | Courtesy of Alolika Sarkar

Students flooded the halls of the second floor of the New UC, waiting in line to make a free, adorable stuffed animal for a special someone or for themselves.

Mathematics senior J.D. Collins is a member of SPB and helped organize the event to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“I think that this event is just a really great idea,” Collins said. “The student turnout keeps us continuing the tradition.”

Seventeen types of stuffed animals were offered, including frogs, toucans, monkeys, turtles and bulldogs. The top three choices were husky puppies, which were gone in 30 minutes, lions and sea otters.

“SPB just enjoys offering students a free gift for their valentine,” said sports administration junior Taylor Rouleau, SPB’s cinema and novelty chair.

After waiting in line, students added fluff to their animals. The stuffed animals were also given a lucky wishing star, a birth certificate and a name.

“I couldn’t resist coming to make one, because it was so cute and free,” said advertising senior Winona Vo.

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