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Cupid shoots through the hearts of Bruins

Typically, the Leadership class offers Candy Grams to the student body to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth

The month February not only comes with fewer days, but also a fun and loving holiday that is oh so sweet: Valentine’s Day. Whether it is being with a significant other or Netflix, Bruins share how they will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year.

Valentine’s Day is most commonly associated with flowers, cute cards, teddy bears, and the half-off chocolate the day after. However, Valentine’s Day is also a day to spend time with the ones you love.

Sophomore Theresa Shaw expressed why she celebrates Valentine’s Day.

“Yes, because it’s like a holiday for love and you celebrate your relationships like friendship too and family.”

Junior Brody Borgen also shared why he celebrates this holiday.

“I celebrate Valentine’s Day because it is a time to express how you feel to people romantically.”

However, there are still some who don’t celebrate.

“I don’t usually because sometimes it can be sorta tacky,” says Sophomore Olivia DesAutels.

Leadership Teacher Matthew MacDonald explained how some students tend to celebrate this holiday.

“Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is historically met with mixed reviews by our students. Some students that are in relationships tend to celebrate the occasion, while other students treat it as an ordinary day.  The trend that I have seen in recent years is that many students like to gather with a group of their friends and go out for a fun evening together on Valentine’s Day.”

However, Mr. MacDonald also shared what he thinks not only students, but others will be doing this upcoming holiday.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic this year, I think most people in the United States are electing to stay home to stop the spread of the virus.”

Some students further described how they will be spending their Valentine’s Day.

“Because of COVID, probably just exchanging gifts at softball practice and Valentine’s Day texts,” says Freshman Selena Jensen.

“I will be celebrating Valentine’s this year with my boyfriend and having a barbecue for my sister’s birthday,” says Freshman Maliya Mendoza.

“I am in Santa Barbara this Valentine’s Day sadly so I’m not going to be doing very much, but my girlfriend and I will celebrate when I get back,” says Brogen.

Of course, with every holiday, everyone is going to have their most favorite thing about the holiday that makes them excited about it. 

Several students shared what their favorite thing about Valentine’s Day is, a popular answer being candy.

“The chocolate. I unfortunately don’t have a boyfriend,” said Shaw. 

“My favorite thing is the people or person I get to see or talk to. The chocolate is pretty good too,” said Jensen.

“I don’t really know, spending time with the person I care about or the chocolates,” Brogen said.

“The candy. For sure,” said DesAutels.

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Cupid shoots through the hearts of Bruins