Stuff-a-Husky with your Valentine

Aemili Lipzinski, Pulse Editor

The smell of snow, hot chocolate and love is wafting through the air. It’s nearly Valentine’s and while there’s a lot of hubbub going on with Winter Carnival this weekend, don’t forget about the holiday of love next weekend! Valentine’s Day is the perfect Hallmark holiday to shower your significant other in kisses, sweets, expensive dinners and stuffed animals — like you need any other excuse to show them how much you care, right?

In case this holiday snuck up on you (Feb. 14th is a Friday this year, make your reservations now!), I’m here to let you in on a little Tech tradition that makes this holiday extra special.

Every year the MUB board puts on a build-a-bear style event called Stuff-a-Husky. If you’ve been at Tech more than one year, you’ve probably heard of it, for all you other people, welcome!

Every year the students for the MUB board order a few extra stuffies to try and make the supplies last, but every year they sell out fast. Along with the trademark husky, they also offer a variety of other animals to choose from including foxes, bears, moose, and even sloths. While we don’t know yet what kind of animals will be available for this year’s event, it is almost certainly going to be an adorable collection.

The animals are stuffed by participants by hand so you can decide how fluffy or firm they are. Additionally, it makes a great free date night — just plan on getting there with your date so you don’t have to wait on opposite ends of the line!

As always, Stuff-a-Husky will be packed with people desperate for a soft, stuffed friend of their own, so we highly recommend that you get in line as early as possible and bring something to occupy you while you wait. The line for Stuff-a-Husky often stretches up the stairs of the MUB and supplies are limited.

This is a great event for you to do with your friends or partners and it is free and on campus so if you don’t want to or can’t travel too far, this is the place to go. This low-cost date idea will not only save money, but it’s a wonderful opportunity to make some fluffy memories with your loved ones.

This year, Stuff-a-Husky will be held on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. It will be in the MUB Commons near the dining area. Participants are required to bring their ID cards as they cannot receive a stuffed animal without one. The event is free with your student ID card.