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Gifts such as candy and a teddy bear can show a person you care about them — or they could be a way of projecting to your followers on social media that you are sweet. Is that what Valentine's Day is all about?

Opinion: Valentine’s Day has lost its heart

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Red hearts and giggles fill the air as people give their significant others grand gifts with big gestures. Flowers are passed between hands along with flirtatious glances are passed. While others wondered...

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Ask Elle: Love sick

Elle Smith, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Dear Elle: Before the pandemic, my relationship with my girlfriend was very strong. We had only been dating for a couple months when COVID hit. When the schools were shut down, my girlfriend and I weren't...

Students at West Campus celebrated Valentines Day on February 14 in a variety of ways—from giving carnations through Key Club, buying orange Crush from LASO, or just dressing up for the occasion.

Gallery: MCHS spreads the love on Valentine’s Day

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor February 14, 2020

Between enormous stuffed animals, LASO lollipops and soda pop, and Key Club carnations, students at West Campus celebrated Valentine's Day in many ways. Whether gifts were exchanged between couples or...

Point-Counterpoint: Valentine's Day

Point-Counterpoint: Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2020

Few holidays divide quite like Valentine's Day does. Both those in relationships and those without a special someone find reasons to enjoy February 14—and reasons to complain about it. Here are two takes...

Valentine's day is a holiday surrounding the idea of love and affection. Though, it might not spark the same feelings for everyone.

Con: Valentine’s Day brings out the worst of love

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor February 10, 2020

February is known more for its hearts, cheap chocolate, and flowers that die the next day than romance. Valentine’s Day is cute, don’t get me wrong, and most people whether in relationships or not...

Valentine's day is a holiday surrounding the idea of love and affection.

Pro: Valentine’s Day is worthy of celebration

Ciara Duncan, Layout Editor February 10, 2020

Like it or hate it, Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. Some may wonder what to get their sweetheart for the special day, while others hope that their crushes finally realize they exist. However the...

Ask Elle: Should I stay or should I go?

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist September 4, 2019

Dear Elle: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We are seniors and have been talking a lot about college. I've decided to go to MCC, but my boyfriend is looking at a private school in Wisconsin....

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