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CAN Stuff-A-Bear

by Christina Stelly

If anyone visited Build-A-Bear Workshop as a child, the scene in Alumni Hall this past Thursday would have brought back old memories.

Central’s Activity Network hosted Stuff-A-Bear, in addition to other “Welcome Week” events. This is the second year that CAN has hosted this event.

Students stuff teddy bears

CAN program director Angela Duffy was the one who suggested that they run the Stuff-A-Bear event again, after its success last year.

“I saw four or five people waiting. Then I looked again and there was a massive line,” Duffy said. “It’s swelling my heart right now.”

Members of CAN were pleased with the turnout. The line for the event extended from the middle of Alumni Hall all the way to the bathrooms by Devil’s Den.

Students participate in Welcome Week

Sophomore Samantha Duncan overheard promotion about the event and thought it would be interesting to see what it was all about. CAN’s promoting of the event was exceptional in capturing the attention of students.

CAN had various tables set up where people were able to stuff their new furry bears. They had all the works, including the bear, stuffing, a heart to put inside and markers to fill out a certificate of completion.

The school run radio station, WFCS 107.7, was also there to provide music. There were free t-shirts and tote bags provided as well.

“Welcome Week” events will continue throughout the second week of the semester. The event schedule is located on the first floor of the Student Center on a bulletin board or CAN’s Facebook page.