North’s Valentine’s Day Celebration

Shawn Mendes’s “There’s Nothing Holding Back” plays over a speaker. Students eat cookies, celebrate winning bingo, and check out the library’s display at the Student Leadership’s free Valentine’s day celebration.  

Student Jock Litzinger had a one-word answer for why he attended. 

“Cookies,” Litzinger said. He immediately gravitated toward the cookie-decorating station, led by the International Program. People decorate their cookies with pink and red icing, sprinkles, and hearts.    

Students mulled about in the Grove, looking at the different displays for Valentine’s Day yesterday. One display explained the theme of the event, “You are not broken.” This is in reference to aromantic and asexual identities, people who do not experience romantic or sexual attraction.  

“Both … are full identities, not a lack of an identity,” the board said. Romantic and sexual attraction both lie on a spectrum, and each person falls somewhere on that spectrum.  

Student Karinne Barbosa naturally gravitated toward the card-making station.  

“I spend a lot of time [scrapbooking],” Barbosa said. Barbosa hopes to study psychology. She is in her first quarter. 

At Cupid’s arrow toss, Student Leadership Club Coordinator Angel Rodriguez scored the second highest. He originally thought that he won.  

“I walked away with pride and I came back, and my pride was shattered,” Student Leadership Club Coordinator Angel Rodriguez said. “Nicole [Winner of Cupid’s Arrow Toss] is now my arch nemesis.”  

The Library also doing something special for Valentine’s Day. They do “Blind Date with a Book.” Each book is wrapped, with a short description on the front. Students can “go on a blind date” by picking a book on a topic that interests them and reading it. The library is still running this program.  

Krista Cherry

Student Cabinet Member

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