Valentine’s Day-- the day dedicated to people you love and showing the affection you have for them. But how do students at New Haven celebrate February 14th? Well, hold onto your heart-fitted bows, because the students have answered the questions we have all been thinking about.
The first question asked was, what do you receive on Valentine’s Day? Students here at New Haven High have told us what they expect to get.
"Roses, because they are my favorite thing ever and I just love flowers so much!” Claire Meyer exclaimed.
“Chocolates, usually from my mom or friends,” Addison Tolar replied.
Lydia Otten had this to say, “I don't get anything because I am a loner. I also think boys have cooties. I only like Valentine’s Day for the candy because the best chocolate comes out around this time!”
Next, the students were asked what movies they enjoy watching around this time. Here are a list of some of the top movies you should watch this year on the 14th.
- The Kissing Booth
- The Notebook
- To All the Boys I Loved Before
- Love Actually
- The Fault in Our Stars
Lexy Sidwell gave me her favorite movies to watch on this day of love: “My favorite Valentine’s Day movies are probably The Vow, The Longest Ride, or The Conjuring.”
“My favorite teen romance right now is To All The Boys I've Loved Before,” Callie Weatherly explained, “...mainly because I loved the book series. I don't watch any of the strictly Valentine’s Day movies. They are all the same. Although, it might also be because I am more of a horror movie type of gal. My Bloody Valentine is the only strictly Valentine’s movie I enjoy.”
What do the students do on Valentine’s Day?
Mikayla Maloney is a “sad little bean because I have been single for years because boys are dumb.”
“I sit and eat a tub of cookie dough, watching sappy love movies!” Elsie McNabb exclaimed.
Alex Trentmann likes to, and I quote, “Stay in and cuddle with my boo.”
Addison Tolar responded with, “[Sitting] in bed, [eating] my chocolates, and [watching] Netflix... alone.”
Callie Weatherly said, “Nothing. I personally hate the holiday. I think it is stupid to have one day a year that you are supposed to go on a nice date and all that mushy, lovey-dovey stuff. I treat it like any other day. The only difference would be that I eat a lot of candy.”
“[I] eat my weight in ice cream and watch romance movies,” Olivia Williams commented.
Lastly, for all my single friends out there, do you celebrate the 14th as Singles Appreciation Day?
“Not really. I think Valentine's Day is really nice,” Addison Tolar announced. “It's awesome that people recognize a day specifically for couples. It takes a lot to have a healthy relationship, and it's cool that couples get to celebrate their loyalty on the 14th!”
Love, movies, candy-- all things that we all wish for in this month. Maybe, just maybe, this isn’t a holiday for couples and romance. It may also be a ‘Single Awareness Month.’
In the same survey, students were asked what they would do on Valentine’s Day if they were single. Some people, like Oliver Garren, like to watch movies like The Exorcist.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
-Charles M. Schulz
Happy Valentine’s Day!