By Albert Ivory, Staff Writer
Photo by Albert Ivory/ The Towerlight
Hundreds of Towson students gathered at Paws Tuesday to participate in the “Stuff-A-Tiger” event held for students to celebrate their Tiger Pride by making their very own stuffed tigers.
The event was hosted by the Office of Student Activities and New Student and Family Programs. Staff members from the orientation team provided unstuffed tigers for students who waited to get to the main stage where they stuffed the tigers.
Within a one hour time frame, 300 stuffed tigers were quickly handed out to eager students.
After students stuffed and sealed their new tiny tiger toys they were each given a small “Weekends At TU” shirt for their new stuffed tigers.
“I think it helps people make friends,” junior orientation leader Allyssa Jarrett said. “People got to exchange Snapchats and other social media. Students also get to network with each other and this was an opportunity for freshmen and transfers to get the Towson experience.”
Freshman Maria Myers got involved as she attended the event.
“They’re nice, quality tigers,” Myers said. “And who doesn’t like free giveaways?”
Late Night and Weekend Coordinator for the Office of Student Activities, Craig Scott, noted that this event has been held yearly for “introducing students to be tigers [and] was a clever way to show community among students.”