Student Life and Leadership Northern Region put on the Un-valentine’s Day celebration on Feb. 14, 2012, at the South City Campus.
Students ate cookies that where shaped like broken hearts, and made voodoo dolls out of spoons, paints and markers. Students also drew broken hearts and write on a big piece of paper detailing their personal feelings about Valentine’s Day.
“Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday,” says Billy Valentine, who is currently in a relationship.
Un-valentine’s Day is a way for single students to vent their frustrations. Most of the students who attended the event were single and had no problems being single.
“Celebrating this day is fine but dangerous and a threat to the worth of all men in the world. It sets up unachievable and unrealistic notions for what a healthy relationship is,” says Brady Wilkinson who is currently single and loving it.
Un-valentine’s Day has three components to help students get over their fear of being alone during Valentine’s Day and how to be happy on Valentine’s Day.
Students who are single and want to be alone can pamper themselves and be their own Valentine.
Getting together with friends and family members and sharing Valentine’s Day with a friend who also doesn’t have a Valentine is a second suggestion.
Students who are single and want to mingle should go out and meet new people. Use the opportunity to go out where the singles mingle.
“Why use one day to celebrate Valentine’s Day when there are 364 other days” says Fernando Ramirez, who is currently single.