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"She was jumping up and down when I got on one knee."

Jamie: It took a lot of planning. I wanted it to be somewhere special to both of us. I’ve been coming to campus since I was three and we kind of grew up here together.

Shaaba: Honestly I had no idea! The number 17 is a special number for me, and for two months he kept doing cute things on the 17th of the month. I just thought he was being a good boyfriend.

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