Ladue students take on Valentine’s Day
February 13, 2017
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On one hand, February brings cold weather and short days. On a better note, February means one month closer to spring and two days off of school for President’s Day. In addition, the most celebrated day of the month is Valentine’s Day. Whether you have a special date or will treat yourself to a night of Netflix, there are many ways to enjoy this holiday.
“I like to spend Valentine’s Day with my family and friends,” chemistry teacher Timothy Schuessler said.
Although some people may not be the biggest fans of Cupid’s day, many others maintain a positive outlook. This special day represents not just love, but also compassion.
“I am a fan if it is portrayed in a good manner,” Schuessler said. “If the holiday reminds you of the loved ones you have and you celebrate that fact, then it is a good holiday.”
People can step up to the plate on Valentine’s Day each year by simply thinking of others. No matter how big or small the gesture– a phone call, a card, a gift or a hug– anything can make a wonderful difference.
“One time I got a teddy bear from one of my best friends at camp on Valentine’s Day,” sophomore Ashley Byer said. “It made me so happy to have such a great friend, and I loved it.”
When Valentine’s Day comes to mind, many people think of thoughtful gifts such as cards, flowers and jewelry, yet food is just as important. Sophomore Lila Bensky has loved the holiday ever since she was a child.
“One year my mom ordered a heart shaped pizza for my family,” sophomore Lila Bensky said. “It was my favorite dinner, and we had so much fun.”
Valentine’s Day is a reminder to show affection and gratitude to those you love. This can be done very traditionally or in fun, unique ways. Schuessler suggests having a generally altruistic attitude.
“In a relationship or not, you should use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to do something nice for someone you care about.”