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It’s OK to be single on Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day, or as some like to call it, Singles Awareness Day, is met with a variety of attitudes every year, with 2019 being no exception. Whether it is happiness from spending time with a significant other, confidence from being proudly single, longing from not having a special someone or ...

Embrace Valentine’s Day instead of hating it

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

February 13, 2019

Although today is filled with pinks and reds, your feelings about it may be black or white: you hate it or you love it. For a long time, I hated Valentine’s Day. One reason for this is because of my hatred for any and all things pink. The main reason, however, is because of my own self. A lot of th...

Students share Valentine’s Day plans

Caitlyn Craig, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2019

Feb. 14 is a day that is commonly filled with candy, flowers and gifts. According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, the holiday roots back to the 14th century, but the history behind it is not precisely known. There are a handful of tales about the meaning behind why people celebrate this day, the most common be...

Singles speak out about Valentine’s Day

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2019

While couples embrace each other on Valentine’s Day, roommates Danielle Allen, a freshman education major, and Hannah Sieg, a freshman public relations major, said they plan on embracing the single life together. “I have a hot date with (Hannah),” Allen said. The duo shared their thoughts of...

Flower power: Local flower shops prepare for Valentine’s Day

Katelyn Eddington, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2019

Roses are red, violets are blue and Valentine’s Day is all around, especially at Charleston flower shops. Franda Newkirk and her husband Rick own and run Noble Flower Shop and said a few Eastern students order from them for Valentine’s Day. She said since enrollment at Eastern has declined, sa...

Love yourself, others this Valentine’s Day

Staff Editorial

February 13, 2018

Today is the holiday everyone loves — or more commonly, loves to hate. Candy hearts in hues of pinks and reds, notes dripping in sappy clichés and commercials encouraging viewers to go see the newest “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie are practically unavoidable for the first two weeks of February. ...

How to get through Valentine’s Day single

Abiola Alafe, Guest Columnist

February 13, 2018

Spending Valentine’s Day alone does not have to be miserable. Whether you are in a relationship or not, it is intended to remind us about love. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, get dressed up and do something nice for yourself, because self-love is the only love you can rely on. It is not a sin...

Students share Valentine’s Day plans

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

February 13, 2018

Whether they are in long-distance relationships or they see their significant other on a daily basis, students are choosing to spend Valentine’s Day in different ways this year. Molly Ham, a junior career and technical education major, plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend when she goes h...

Upright Citizens Brigade to perform improv comedy at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018

Audience members can celebrate Valentine’s Day with some improv comedy as The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The 90-minute show is unscripted, improvised and based on audience feedback. Dan Crews, the interim...

V-Day, it’s not just for couples

Andrew Paisley, Campus reporter

February 11, 2018

A lot of times, people really get down in the dumps when it comes to Valentine’s Day. The majority of these people are single, and they think because they do not have a significant other that this holiday is just supposed to be sad, lonely and depressing for them. To a certain extent, I can understand...

Stuff-A-Bear to be held Thursday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 31, 2018

­Students can make a Valentine's Day gift for themselves or for others and experience cultural diversity at the 2018 “Stuff-a-Bear” hosted by the University Board. “Stuff-a-Bear” is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the University Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Sienna...

Show your love without breaking bank

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017

Here are three gifts that anyone can recreate without spending more than $10 for Valentine’s Day. All the person needs is creativity, time and energy. Cheers to love This do-it-yourself project requires a wine glass and decorating supplies like stickers, permanent markers, paint and glitter. All...

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