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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money, going out to fancy places or having an elaborate plan; it’s about spending time with your valentine. Several Dunbar students are scrambling for a last-minute gifts and plans to celebrate the holiday. Make a Coupon Book A coupon book is a fun gift to make for your sweetheart. There are many different “coupons” you could make. S...

How To: Red Velvet Cookies for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2016

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling MAKES: 90 servings Ingredients  * 1 cup shortening * 1 cup sugar * 3/4 cup packed brown sugar * 3 eggs, separated * 2 teaspoons red food coloring * 4 cups all-purpose flour * 3 tablespoons baking cocoa * 3 teaspoons baking powder * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 cup buttermilk * 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocol...

Beloved Valentine’s Day Movies

Sarah Gazala and Shelby Higgins

February 14, 2015

What defines a romantic movie? Is it the sappy smiles and the fake tears, the scripted “I love you’s” through clenched teeth and the most ridiculous plots? What is about it romantic movies that cause people to watch them on Valentine’s Day? Maybe it’s because for one day they allow couples to be happy without the constant criticism of everyday life. The movies such as The Fault in Our Stars or A Walk to Remember display two people that change each other’s lives for the better. The Fault in Our Stars The screen brightens to show a girl with a short pixie cut, hooked up to a breathing machine, that she...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Klaire Johnson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2015

I spent my last Valentine’s Day third wheeling my two best friends, sophomore Brooke Bledsoe and alumni Paulino Ortiz. I would have been perfectly happy spending the day at home watching Netflix by myself, but they dragged me along with them on their date, saying that I should not be alone on Valentine’s Day. We ate dinner at Malone’s, and it honestly was kind of upsetting being surrounded by happy couples. To my left there was a teenage couple sitting on the same side of the booth holding hands that made me want to gag, compared to the elderly couple in front of me that was happily enjoying their meal that...

Valentine’s Day: Do’s and Don’t’s

Claudia Robertson and Arunmani Phravorachith

February 14, 2015

Everyone can remember when Valentine’s Day meant passing out cards, candy, and love notes for that “special someone” in your class. Even now, Valentine’s Day is a day for love birds to have a day all to themselves. However, the day can easily take a terrible turn all because of one simple mistake. Dunbar students and teachers have some advice to make Valentine’s Day as special as it can possibly be. With the tips and tricks below, time with your loved one should be a complete success. Make this the best Valentine’s Day yet. Depending on who your Valentine is, there are various different ways that...

He Said/She Said: Valentine’s Day Edition

Asir Chishti and Erin Pyle

February 12, 2014

He said:  Being single on Valentine’s Day seems like it’s the end of the world for many… but is it? Although it isn’t ideal to be single on the one day that is all about love, it also isn’t necessary to feel completely depressed and alone. There is no reason to envy all the happy couples around you just because you’re spending the day without a significant other. Let’s be honest, there are a lot more horrible things that could be happening to you than being single on Valentine’s Day. If you’re a single guy on Valentine’s Day, chill out. Who cares about the couples and what they are doing? Defin...

Tips for Surviving Valentine’s Day

Brooke Bledsoe, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2014

Everyone has his or her fair share of awkward moments, but the worst ones arguably happen on Valentine’s Day. I have compiled many ways you can avoid these moments and here are my tips: Tip 1: Just stay inside all day and spend your Valentine’s Day alone. You can buy yourself chocolate and presents. Tip 2: Do not agree to go on a date with any random guy or girl who asks you. Tell him or her that you already have plans, or that you don’t like dating (refer back to tip one). Tip 3: Don’t make eye contact with anyone all day long. If someone tries to talk to you just pretend that you speak a different language...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Sidney Sallengs, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2014

Every Valentine’s Day when you walk down the hallway you see the same thing: people carrying bouquets of flowers, chocolates and large teddy bears. This year you can break out of the heart-shaped mold by giving a unique gift that will be treasured for a long time. Card book (52 things I love about you) The art of doing nice things for others has gone downhill in recent years. Receiving a unique gift from someone is a pleasant surprise. To celebrate a day of love and companionship you can make a ‘book’ remembering all the good times you have had with the person you are writing to. The best part about this gift...

To All the Single People on Valentine’s Day

Erin Pyle, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2013

Everyone knows that it sucks to be single. Everyone knows that it especially sucks to be single on the one day of the year where the limelight is on love and only love (aka Valentine’s Day/February 14). And quite frankly, those of us in relationships also know that the phrases “forever alone” and “Single People’s Awareness Day” are annoying and unnecessary. Other snide remarks aimed at the happy couples fit in this annoying and unnecessary category as well. Not only are these phrases bothersome and needless, they are also not entirely true. If you make it to 90 years old without ever having a significant...

Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Abby Florence, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

  Hi, my name is Abby… and… I am single. They say the first step to recovery is admitting there is an issue. But honestly, I’m not all that worked up about being single. Would I like to have a man on my arm? Absolutely. But being single until that time happens isn’t so bad. For starters, it keeps jealousy out of the equation. So things between friends and other friends can go smoothly. Say you are a girl who has a guy friend that works at a movie theater. By being single, she has no problem going to see a free movie with her friend. It is a fun outing and saves money. With a boyfriend though,...