The Orion

Letters to: My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Kendall George

February 15, 2018

Dear Valentine,First off, let me just say that I hate Valentine's Day. In my opinion, this holiday is just a way for big corporations to sell chocolate, roses and sadness to its consumers. I would much rather not celebrate at all but, in the spirit of love and sacrifice, here I am.Secondly, don't expect any...

Steer away from dating apps this Valentine’s Day

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Karen Limones

February 10, 2018

When someone is longing for a relationship or has recently had a breakup, Valentine's Day is a cruel reminder of reality, according to Psych Central. Sometimes, those who are in a vulnerable state look for satisfaction and acceptance through dating apps.Attraction and desire cannot be predicted by da...

Celebrating being single

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Nicole Henson

February 18, 2017

Singles Awareness day is stereotyped by people who are overly concerned about their relationship status, interpreting the holiday as a time to focus on being dejected and alone. But contrary to popular belief, there are many reasons to be joyous on the day after Valentine's Day. A person has th...

Valentine’s day: the bloody roots

Yajaira Cruz, junior social work major, discusses her view on Valentine's Day and how she hopes to celebrate. (photo credit Aurora Evans)

Nick Bragg

February 10, 2015

Every year on February 14 people express their affection for one another by giving gifts of flowers, cards and chocolates. Many may not know that the holiday actually started as a bloody affair. The meaning of the holiday has shifted over the years, but has resulted nowadays to a day of love. Valentine's Day dates b...

Readers, Digest: Romantic red velvet pancakes

Red velvet pancakes set the mood for a romantic Valentine's Day breakfast.Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Christina Saschin

February 8, 2014

Valentine’s Day is approaching and that means trying to plan something special for the person you love.I find that love can be expressed in many ways and it doesn’t always have to be with material things. This recipe will sweeten your Valentine’s Day morning. RED VELVET PANCAKESTotal time: 15 minutesYield: 16 small pancakes1 1/2 cups...

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