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Campus Community Participates in New 'True Blue Aggie Friday' Tradition

The Herald Journal Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

Friday was not just an ordinary day at Utah State University. Many students, faculty and staff were wearing clothes with the university’s colors, insignia or both during the first-ever “True Blue Aggie Friday.” ... The initial True Blue Aggie Friday came at the end of the first week of fall semester and the university football team’s game against Michigan State University in East Lansing.The designated day to show school pride came about after USU President Noelle Cockett signed a presidential decree on July 18. The decree encourages faculty, staff and students to wear “Aggie Blue” and “Fighting White” or clothes with USU insignia every Friday. ... Anyone wearing USU colors or clothing on Fridays can post a picture of themselves wearing it on social media, tagging the university. ... During interviews around campus Friday, students and members of the USU community expressed differing thoughts on True Blue Aggie Friday. Most people wearing school colors or logos were doing it because they were aware of the new tradition; a few were not. ... Jason Seedall, a freshman majoring in international business, was seen on campus wearing a “True-blooded Aggie” shirt and a hat with the “U-State” logo. He said he wears the hat regularly but decided to throw on the shirt to recognize True Blue Aggie Friday. ... Most students The Herald Journal spoke with who were not wearing school clothes or colors had never heard of True Blue Aggie Friday, ... Not all students the newspaper spoke with seemed fully supportive of the new tradition, like Zac Lyon, a senior, who was not wearing school colors. “I don’t think it’s silly,” he said. “But I think if I do wear school colors, it’s not going to be a conscious decision.”

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