Cupid Strikes Again

0 0 1 425 2424 ASD 20 5 2844 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} The fourteenth day of February has been a symbolic day for many years now, and the people around Dimond have quite strong opinions about this special holiday. To me, this holiday is not as important as it may be to some others. Sophomore Heidi Andrus said, “I think Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday if you are in a relationship. ” As it turns out, a majority of people agree with Andrus. Other people, however, enjoy the holiday maybe a little too much. For example, Megan Alward, a sophomore, thinks that, “it is a really cute holiday, even if you’re not in a relationship.” She also mentioned that it “is cute when guys go out of their way to make a girl happy.” As for me, I don’t think that Valentine’s is an important holiday; however, I don’t hate it either. Certain people go to extremes when discussing Valentines Day. I believe that people who get married on Valentine’s Day or start a relationship on Valentine’s Day are quite cliché. A sophomore, Monica Kinder, said that she thinks it is “incredibly corny and stupid” to get married on a day like Valentine’s Day. Kinder agreed with Sophomore Austin Osborne when he said that people “shouldn’t just buy stuff for each other just because it is a holiday, they should do it anyways.” With Valentine’s Day comes expectations, large expectations. Of course people who are in a relationship expect to get gifts and such on this “special day.” Sophomore Mackenzie French said that she expects to get stuff for Valentine’s Day. Although she mentioned that it may sound greedy, she thinks that, “it is okay to show affection for each other through gifts like chocolate and flowers.” She goes on to say, “What girl doesn’t like getting chocolate, flowers and gifts for Valentines Day?” I am part of what seems to be the majority here at Dimond High, seeing as though I do not have a strong opinion on this holiday. However, I do have a strong opinion on people complaining about Valentine’s Day. If you honestly hate all of the “lovey-dovey” spirit that begins to lurk around starting about mid January and lasting until February 15 th , then ignore it. There are plenty of ways to not even think about Valentine’s Day. You could avoid the candy aisle in the stores, avoid people that you know will talk about it and definitely do not get on any social networking cites on the special day. Speaking of social networking sites, another thing that confuses me about Valentine’s Day is how everyone finds it necessary to post that it is Valentine’s Day. We all realize what day it is, and there is no need to rub it in other’s faces if you have a significant other, or not. Terrance Odron, a sophomore, ended his conversation about Valentine’s Day by saying that it is just an excuse “for women to share their feelings with the world.”