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Jaguarettes to promote holiday spirit with sweater contest

Jaguarettes to promote holiday spirit with sweater contest - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Scarlett, a German Shepherd, sits in front of the Christmas tree in her ugly Christmas sweater at her home in Somerset, Texas on Dec. 8, 2020. Photo by Maegan Mendoza

The Jaguarettes dance team will host a virtual “ugly sweater” contest from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. 

Students, faculty, staff and organizations can participate in sharing their loudest, gaudiest and most absurd holiday sweaters with the Jaguar community. 

Anyone interested in participating must send a direct message and a photo of their ugly sweater by 5 p.m. Dec. 10 to the dance team Instagram page @am_sa_jaguarettes. 

The Jaguarettes will post the photos on Instagram and the TexasA&M University-San Antonio community has until 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 to cast their vote via Instagram stories and choose the winner. 

“It’s been a struggle to keep everyone in good spirit so this is something the team wanted to do to have fun and bring clubs and organizations together,” said Courtney Bobb-Meilinger, coach/adviser of the dance team. 

According to a 2019 CNN article, over the decades the festive — and usually loud — knit garment has become a new holiday tradition. The fashion industry began offering its own designs for the knit trend. Social media has only helped the trend grow, inviting users to share pictures of their “ugly sweaters.” 

The coronavirus pandemic has made it  hard to bring the campus’ clubs and organizations together. This event will give clubs and organizations the opportunity to share photos and participate in the voting process, said Bobb-Meilinger.

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Andrea Cardona
Andrea Cardona
Andrea Cardona is a junior communications major with a business administration minor. When not attending to classes, Andrea works as a part-time communications assistant for the Jaguar Student Media department at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs and plans to pursue public relations after she graduates.

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