Valentine’s Day: Love it or Hate it?

Freshman Travis Stuart has chocolates in his hand on February 14, 2023, for his girlfriend.

Freshman Travis Stuart has chocolates in his hand on February 14, 2023, for his girlfriend.

Jaden Gray, Writer

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic time of the year, and students at Monroe-Woodbury High School have different feelings and ways of doing things on this special day.

‘‘I think it’s cool, it’s a day where you can show your love for each other. I’m going to my girlfriend’s house to give her flowers and a necklace. If people don’t have Valentines, they should go out with their friends,’’ said freshman, Travis Stuart.

Stuart said he thinks Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about couples showing their love for one another. He believes it can also be about hanging out with people you have a close bond to.

Daniel Solano, a sophomore, said, ‘‘I think it’s a fun way to show that you have feelings for them, even if it’s not romantic.”

Solano will spend his Valentine’s Day performing at a high school PRISM concert for Valentine’s Day.

Solano, just like Stuart, thinks Valentine’s Day is a great day to show your feelings for each other and to hang out with your close friends. Solano is also going to be performing at the Valentine’s Day Cabaret on February 16. 

Another student had a different perspective.

Timothy Kensell, a junior, said, ‘‘I don’t really care about Valentine’s Day. I have soccer practice on Valentine’s Day, and I’m supposed to pack for Vegas tomorrow. People should spend time with their family, and people they love.” 

‘‘I think it’s a holiday made by capitalists, to make money. I think the Valentines Day Cabaret would be interesting,’’ said junior, Alexia Joseph, who shared advice for those who are single on Valentine’s Day. “People should buy a big bag of candy for themselves if they don’t have a Valentine.”