Show your love at Hampton U. with a Script Note

By Meredith Barnett

There is no better Hallmark holiday than Valentine’s Day, as the company claims to make over a thousand greeting cards specifically geared for Feb. 14.

Yet this year many Hampton University students are skipping buying cards to show their love and affection. Instead, they are sending their special someone a love note in the Hampton Script. The lifestyles section of the newspaper will display a love note section in the Thursday Valentine’s Day edition.

“Sending a love note in the Hampton Script is a cute and easy way to let someone know you are thinking about them on Valentine’s Day,” said Marisa Tukpah, a sophomore chemical engineer major from Germantown, Md.

In fact it is really easy, as students simply send their love notes to the Hampton Script and include a photo to go along side it. It is also a way for many students, who may be feeling the financial burden of being a college student, to send a Valentine’s Day gift to the special someone in their lives.

Sending love notes in the Hampton Script is not a brand-new concept. Last year the Script had a Valentine’s Day love note section. Thomas Syrkett, a junior broadcast journalism major from Southfield Mich., was the recipient of a love note in the Hampton Script. “It was very special and surprising,” he said. “I love the note she wrote about me last year and I really appreciated it.”

Some students are not as receptive to the love notes as their peers.

Kimani Bunch, a junior public relations major from Suitland, Md. said, “I feel like love shouldn’t be publicized. Everyone complains about people being in their business. What if she didn’t really love me back?”

Margie Merritt, a freshmen political science from Atlanta, said “I am not really into publicly announcing my love for someone. I am too young for that and it could turn out really bad.”

The Hampton Script is not the only organization on Hampton University’s campus that is providing students with Valentine’s Day gift options. The biology club is sending rose grams, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will have candy grams, and Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity will be performing song grams.

The writer is a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

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