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Students from Freshmen Student Council decorate a bulletin board advertising the groups Crush pop sale starting Feb. 8 during lunch.

A Crush for your crush

Leah Wickenkamp, Freshman Correspondant February 15, 2022

A teenage boy stands in the hallway, admiring his hallway crush as she walks by, her hair falling perfectly around her face, and her eyes glistening in the lights. He has wanted to say something to her...

Valentines Day can be one of the most fun days of the school year for high schoolers, especially those in relationships. But how seriously should people take adolescent relationships?

Opinion: “Sweethearts” don’t last forever

Beth Brackmann, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

February, a month of love begins. Walking down the hall, there are countless couples and people pairing up for the upcoming holiday of Valentine's day. They are just in high school. So why act like they...

Popularized on the TV show Parks and Recreation, Galentines Day honors friendships between women more than romantic relationships and become an affirming alternative to Valentines Day.

A day for the girls

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In a month characterized by sentimental Instagram posts, the corniest romance movies, and the loneliest of the lonely eating too many heart shaped chocolates, comes a holiday the ladies get to look forward...

Sometimes, the best romantic comedies arent from this decade, but from the not-so-distant past. Movies like 10 Things I Hate About You show that not much has changed about romance in the past 20 years.

Review: Five romantic comedies to stream this Valentine’s Day

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

“The Kissing Booth” has become a staple for Valentine’s Day movies, but there are so many amazing romance movies out there that seem to be forgotten this time of year. If “Kissing Booth” is your...

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: Valentines 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...

Valentines 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...

Valentines 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...

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