BY JACQUELINE LOPEZ
Photo courtesy of The Chaparral. Valentine’s Day is celebrated in unique ways all over the world.
Valentine’s Day has been a celebration in our lives for as long as we can remember. It originated from the Christian religion as a celebration day of love, but has evolved into the holiday many people enjoy today.
Every Feb. 14, people across the country come together and celebrate with their family, lovers and closest friends. When the Chaparral asked COD students what their plans were, some their great ideas included: throwing a party with your single friends, having a romantic dinner at home to avoid crowded restaurants and even making DIY gifts to save money. Here are some things they said:
Krysta Alonso – Major: Liberal Arts “This year for Valentine’s Day I am going to a country concert with my best friend! We got a hotel room and are taking a small road trip together. Galentine’s Day is a thing and I am here for it. I don’t think people need to have a boyfriend or a significant other in order to celebrate. I’m making all my friends chocolate covered strawberries too.”
Skylani Blue – Major: Communications: “For Valentine’s Day I’m throwing a party with my single friends. We can have fun too!”
Nathan Martinez – Major: Criminal Justice “This Valentine’s Day I’m going to be at work. It is always busy this time of year but I will make the best of it. I am going to celebrate with my girl the day before.”
Ruby Gomez – Major: Political Science “On Valentine’s Day I will be here at school for most of the time, but I don’t mind. It is my last semester so I will treat myself to a home-cooked meal with friends to avoid the crowded restaurants I hate.”
Gio Celeya – Major: Business Administration “For Valentine’s Day I am going to school then taking my girl to have a nice meal. Then afterwards we are going to chill at my house together and have a good time.”