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Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Valentine’s Day: The single’s perspective

Chelsea Wong

February 14, 2018


Filed under Valentine's Day

When he was four years old, junior Pramodh Srihari bought his first gift for a girl on Valentine’s Day. He pulled four quarters from his house and sneakily went to the candy shop to buy her a lollipop. However, when he went to school the next day to give her the lollipop, to his disappointment, she reje...

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Valentine’s Day: Long Distance Relationships

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Multimedia, Valentine's Day

s the last year of high school rolls around, there is much to think about. For students in relationships, one of the major questions that arises is what they will do after they graduate from high school. Some decide to stay together, some are not even leaving the area, and some have yet to decide. Clic...

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Valentine’s Day: How we met

Helen Chao and Emma Lam

February 14, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Valentine's Day

In the very beginning, Art teacher Brian Chow and Biology teacher Pamela Chow didn’t have a strong impression of one another when meeting for the first time at a new teacher orientation. However, one thing led to another, and the two are now married and settled down with three kids of their own. W...

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Valentine’s Day planning creates more stress than it should

Nathan Stevens

February 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Culture, OPINION

  alentine’s Day — a holiday of romance and emotion. It is anticipated by couples all over, and for good reason. This day, always falling on Feb. 14, symbolizes a time to celebrate love and appreciate each other. There’s a strong significance we have put on Valentine’s Day as a culture. Coup...

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

The way we love: Young love, parental guidance

Chetana Ramaiyer

February 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, The way we love

Students often go to their parents and teachers for help with school or for practical advice. They might ask for help on a math problem or for help with an essay. But most don't think to ask for help with love. So, we asked for you, watch the video below to hear the advice that parents and teachers have...

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years

The way we love: How we perceive Valentine’s Day over the years

Hannan Waliullah

February 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, The way we love

Story by Emma Lam, Renee Pu, and Hannan Waliullah s we’ve grown up from elementary school to high school, Valentine’s Day has changed each and every year. Long gone are the days with individually-named Valentine’s Day cards, candies and awkward crushes. Read below to see how Valentine’s D...

The way we love: Love across cultures

The way we love: Love across cultures

Anjana Melvin

February 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Interactives, Multimedia, The way we love

There are a thousand different ways to express love: A spontaneous bouquet of roses, a hug and a kiss every morning before school or an encouraging text from a friend are just a few examples. But how does the way we love vary across cultures? Some families are used to showing physical affection. Others,...

Valentine’s Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships

Valentine’s Day: Sharing the roots and quirks of high school relationships

Anjana Melvin

February 15, 2015


Filed under Editor's Picks, FEATURES

What do Hello Kitty, Lucky Charms and Junior Prom have in common? In elementary school, Valentine's Day used to entail cheap cardboard candy cards in a doily-plastered, glitter-lined shoe box. In high school, it's grown to be something else. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, four student couples discuss...

All should participate in Valentines Day traditions

All should participate in Valentines Day traditions

Simran Devidasani

February 14, 2013


Filed under OPINION

As February 14 rolls around, so do the eyes of many. This acclaimed romantic holiday seems to push away those who feel as if they are “forever alone,” and prompts Facebook statuses and Tumblr memes satirizing romance and PDA. Valentines Day, however, is not only just a holiday to express love just...

PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

PHOTO GALLERY: Rose Grams

Angela Liu

February 14, 2012


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Multimedia

Click through for captions. On Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, Chinese Club members delivered pre-made rose grams. The rose grams, which were bought for $2 beforehand, come with a ribbon adorned rose and the customized message by the sender. Chinese Club sold 99 roses in the span of a week....

Rose crepes and mint rose lime granita

Rose crepes and mint rose lime granita

Aafreen Mahmood

February 25, 2010


Filed under Blogs '09-'10

Drop those roses and taste the flavor of love!  Read More »...