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Editorial: Valentine’s Day isn’t only day for love

Editorial cartoon by Desi Kreiter

Many view Valentine’s Day as a holiday only couples enjoy. Due to the fact that many people spend copious amounts of money on material items for their significant others, the holiday has become desensitized and has diverged from what many perceived to be the true meaning of love.

Senior couple Alyssa Telles and Anthony Crawford enjoy the moral values that come with the holiday.

“I think it’s important if you do it right not just like, ‘Oh here’s a stuffed teddy bear and a box of chocolates, Happy Valentine’s Day!’,” said Telles. “I think it is more (about) appreciating and actually spending the day with them and just dedicating it to you two.”

“I have to say (Valentine’s Day is about) just hanging out with my girlfriend and relaxing,” said Crawford.

Other students seemed to believe that the only good part about the so-called holiday is the abundance of candy.

“The best part about Valentine’s day is actually the day after, which I call Candy Day,” said Junior Nathan Ferry. “Where everything is on sale … ”

“There isn’t anything important (about the holiday), oh wait, the half priced candy on the next day!” said Tiana Langseth, a senior.

Langseth also touched on the uselessness of the holiday.

“You should definitely appreciate (significant others) everyday and not use Valentine’s Day as an excuse,” said Langseth.

Toby Barmeyer, an English teacher, commented on people’s ability to be compassionate everyday.

“I do feel like Valentine’s Day is something that corporations come up with to make money off of candy, gifts, jewelry,” said Ms. Barmeyer. “Honestly it is nice to again remember to care for everyone but you could do that everyday of the whole year, but that may be exhausting.”

Here at The Current we resonate with Miss Barmeyers opinion. We should learn to appreciate people everyday and not rely on material goods to prove that we care for each other.

Aubree Knox, a senior, provided one more positive aspect of the holiday.

“I love the candy, obviously, and I just love the love man,” said Knox.

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Editorial: Valentine’s Day isn’t only day for love