Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, but what will students at Salt Lake Community College be doing to celebrate? What does the school have to offer for this occasion?
Though popularly known as a couple’s holiday, Valentine’s Day is a day where anyone, both lovers and friends alike, can take the day to let them know how much they mean to each other.
For those in a relationship, Valentine’s Day could also be considered national date night. Student Josh Robinson shares in detail the tradition that Valentine’s Day is for him and his wife.
“For the past few years my wife and I have created a tradition. When we first started dating I would cook chicken parmesan for dinner and we would enjoy it with a lit candle and romantic music in the background.”
For Josh and his wife Amelia, staying in for Valentine’s Day is more intimate and this allows them to “Avoid fighting the crowds,” says Josh. He proudly states, “We have been married for eight years now and it is one of our favorite traditions.”
For those not in a relationship, what is there to love about Valentine’s Day since it is the day for couples to be closer?
Student Jasna Zahirovic gives a great example of what a single lady and all her girl-friends can do to show love for each other.
“On Valentine’s Day my friends and I usually have a girl’s day. We buy food, drinks, and décor and then we turn up the music and dance,” says Jasna.
Student Caitlyn Johnston likes spending the day with close friends and family. “I would give them a day off and enjoy a Netflix marathon. I find that better than going out and being around a bunch of strangers,” says Caitlyn.
But what about events that the school holds for Valentine’s Day?
For students, staff, or faculty wanting to show the love, “Admirers Anonymous is a great way for everyone to participate,” says Sheerin Farahbakhsh, North Region Vice President of the Student Association Officers. Sheerin describes A.A. as, “both a workshop and delivery service the school offers.”
SLCC will also host a romantic movie night featuring the film “Beyond the Lights.” This will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Student Event Center at Taylorsville Redwood Campus. This is a free event that students and their special someone can enjoy.
Sports fans can enjoy a cheap date night this weekend at SLCC. The SLCC men’s and women’s basketball teams will play Snow College in Bruin Arena on Saturday night. The women’s game starts the action at 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can present their OneCard ID at the box office for a free ticket, while their guests pay just $1. Tickets cost $1 for alumni with their SLCC ID, $3 for non-SLCC students and $4 for adult general admission.
Whether it be something as simple as a movie or Netflix marathon, to an elaborately planned date night, Valentine’s Day is something that all can take the time to celebrate. Josh Robinson wisely states that, “Life gets busy and sometimes you forget why you fell in love, Valentine’s Day reminds us why.”
Students can take this day to let their best friend know how important to them they are, how lucky they are to have their significant other in their lives, or show the love to their relatives. However you show your love, just make sure its shown.