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Cupid or NOT on campus- Valentine’s Day considered

Sweet tarts and sentiments shared by students and staff on Day of Love.

- photo by nathan fowler, intro to photography student

Sweet tarts and sentiments shared by students and staff on Day of Love.

LeopardLife Chisom Okorafor and Lindsey Hughes, staff writers

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– photo by adam eschler, intro to photography student WSMS

Every Feb. 14, individually-wrapped chocolate hearts and timeless candy messages are passed around like stocks on Wall Street. Random declarations of love can be found lining the streets as well as school hallways, and it is generally a time for random cuteness, some say.

While some might visualize Valentine’s Day as a waste of time, others might believe that this holiday is a quality time for love and friendship. WSMS counselor Kay Bordelon supports this holiday, but also says it can result in a bit of a mess.

“The famous day of love is just a little bit made up. Sometimes, Valentines Day can be just another reason to go shopping at your local Walmart, dress fancy, and eat candy. If one mom brought their child flowers to the school, and another mom didn’t, that would make the student that didn’t get one sad. And everybody’s mom can’t bring presents because then it gets crazy,” Bordelon said.

While some people who don’t receive a gift, might feel left out, others might be embarrassed to receive a present. Depending on the person, gifts can be humiliating, and to others, they can be seen as meaningful.

“It’s a bit over the top. When we were little [receiving gifts on Valentine’s Day was thoughtful], but I feel like now it’s a little bit of both, thoughtful and embarrassing,” said eighth-grader Arturo Yundt-Pacheco.

Others agree that Valentine’s Day can be embarrassing.

“I like Valentine’s day because I have to. I don’t like it when my parents bring in presents to the school because it’s always something embarrassing,” said seventh-grader, Kendall Carll.

Many people choose not only celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day but instead show their thought for friends and the ones they care about.

Katherine White thinks that Valentine’s Day should be spent with friends and those they care for.

Valentine’s Day is a time to show people you care about them. It’s a thoughtful holiday. People don’t take it seriously enough. It’s not just about boyfriends and girlfriends,” said White.

Many people agree that Valentine’s Day is for friends, however, for those same people, they choose to relax at home or eat chocolate.  However, not everyone sees Valentine’s Day as fun and games. Reece Wallace says that Valentine’s Day is immensely overcomplicated.

– by trinity powell, intro to photography student at WSMS

“[Valentine’s Day is] supposed to be this perfect day, but it’s not. People need to stop having that expectation,” said Wallace.

Whether professing undying love or just asserting friendliness, some say that it is better to keep the presents on the down-low. Some people would rather be approached quietly than with some grand gesture. Most people recognize that a real relationship, whatever kind, is better than any present Walmart can come up with.

“I support Valentine’s day,” said eighth-grader Peter Godipelly.  “Because it’s all about spreading love and friendship [with those around you].”

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