Valentine’s Day loved and hated

valentines dayBy Courtney Ricci

Valentine’s Day is a time when pink hearts seem to pop up in every place imaginable, roses are top sellers in all flower shops and those delicious chocolates and heart-shaped candies end up being the majority of our diets for the month of February.

For some, this holiday is just commercialized to make us spend a couple more dollars. While to others, it’s one day of the year you get spend telling and showing your sweetheart how much he or she really means to you. And to the others still, it is just another day.  But what does it mean to you?

Penn Manor students offered a variety of persepctives.

“Valentine’s Day is overrated,” said freshman Jack Zimmerman. “It’s made to be way more than it actually is and I don’t enjoy the holiday.”

Sophomore Carolyn Weber offers another perspective.

“It is a cute holiday, and even more so if you have someone to share it with,” said Weber. Her plans are to spend time with some of her friends getting dinner and watching a movie together.

“I enjoy Valentine’s Day because it is a holiday full of happiness and love,” said freshman Will Forrey. Forrey plans to take his girlfriend of more than one year out for dinner.

Some students have no opinion on the subject of Valentine’s Day.

“I’m neutral,” said freshman Bennett Manning. “I don’t really care about it one way or another. Heck, I don’t even know when Valentine’s Day is.”

The holiday is celebrated at Penn Manor High School in a couple of ways. Tri-M sends singing grams out for students, and the Thespians sell candy grams. About every two years, Student Council organizes a match-maker event where students fill out surveys and receive matches, but that event is not being held this year.


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