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UA students dish on Valentine’s Day plans

Emily Gauci

A Starbucks cup served with “Be Mine” on it for Valentine’s Day in 2015. UA students have a variety of plans on how they will spend the holiday. 

Valentine’s Day has rolled around again, what are your plans to celebrate the day? Whether it’s being with your best friends or with your significant other, the day is more often than not, a memorable one. 

Student Diana Castillo plans to spend this Valentine’s Day with her girlfriends.

“The plan was to go out for dinner and dancing with a couple of friends, but I’m not interested in meeting any guys for a short time,” she said. “I’m just going to stay home, watch a movie and perhaps drink with a few girlfriends. Either way, it’s going to be bunch of single ladies with some good laughs and chocolate.”

Castillo joked that they might cry over their chocolates together. 

“But we are not lonely,” she said. “We just happen to be very selective and want to find ourselves, and that’s OK.”

To all the single lady college students out there: today is a day for indulging in chocolate and catching up with the girls. Having a valentine can be overrated, so instead, live up to your college years and enjoy a fun night. 


Senior physiology major Megan Gillespie said she does have low key, romantic holiday plans. 

“For Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend and I will be enjoying the weather out on the mall and waiting for the weekend to really celebrate,” she said. 

Morgan Schmid, an Eller College of Management student, is looking forward to fun with both her boyfriend and friends. 

“We might do a cute dinner and grab some wine for the night,” she said. “I celebrated with my boyfriend this past weekend, but Valentine’s Day is a night for the girls.”

For students in long distance relationships, like nursing student Meghan Lorenz, the internet comes in handy for this holiday. 

“I’m in a long distance relationship, so we always have FaceTime dates,” Lorenz said. “But last year, my boyfriend flew me out to California to see him and we had chocolate strawberries together.”

Whether you’re single or not, Valentine’s Day can be about appreciating the people in our lives, rather than moping about the loves that have yet to come into our lives.

There are some students on campus that feel like Valentine’s Day is overrated because everyday in a happy relationship should be special.   

One UA art student, who asked to just be called Mitch, said he always felt pressure to outdo himself on this holiday.

“Another thing that bothers me is, i’m a broke college student, so I don’t have the funds to give her what she wants,” he said. “Valentine’s Day was only great in elementary school, that’s when you would really show the ladies you liked them.”


Another male student, criminal justice major Jesse Miyoshi, looks at this day as a time to share how you feel about someone.

“Valentine’s Day is a great day to show someone you care about them,” Miyoshi said. “To be honest, it gives guys a chance to be sly to a girl.”

Valentine’s Day for college students happens to be full of venting, being in the moment and lots of delicious on-sale chocolate. Sometimes it can be stressful to make things perfect, but if you’re with the right person, it should be great. 

Wishing you all the most chocolate Russell Stover can give you.


Happy Valentine’s Day, Wildcats!

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