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The focal point of love

The focal point of love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Sudesh Mujumdar said Valentine’s Day acts as a focal point of love. “These holidays tend to act as focal points, where you tend to reflect on your relationship. In which one might say, ‘If I am investing this effort and time, is this an honest investment, or am I just putting on an act that...

A special celebration of love

A special celebration of love

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

  Creative Commons As a child, when Valentine’s Day came around, my father would buy me a huge box of chocolates. He brought me jasmine flowers and would write me a little letter.   As a family, we would enjoy each other’s company by going to see a movie and then going to a restaurant. I ...

Women can spoil men too

Women can spoil men too

Jenna Bowman, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Creative Commons It’s the day where loved ones find an excuse to buy flowers and chocolates and expensive gifts---Valentine’s Day. Traditionally, it’s usually the man’s job to spend the most money for Valentine’s Day. Men buy the women flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, they pay for dinn...

Students share pressures of being single

Students share pressures of being single

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Christina Zolezzi said she enjoys being single, but admits it can be lonely on holidays like Valentine’s Day. The freshman nursing major said the holiday’s focus is romance and that can leave singles feeling alone even if Valentine’s Day is about all types o...

I am my own valentine

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

We are about a week away from the day that drowns everyone in hearts and roses. Valentine’s Day is when couples spend more money on each other as if the recent holidays were not enough, as well as italicizing and bolding their love for each other. This can seem very affectionate and heart throbbing...

Single but not out to mingle

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

I’ll be frank. On Valentine’s Day, instead of dating, I’ll probably be at my desk watching cartoons. To anyone else who might be doing the same, that’s far from a bad thing. Films have created a beautiful image of what a relationship can be; one full of funny mishaps, cute moments, just a b...

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