Single on Valentine’s Day?

Courtesy of

Zuzel Garcia, Nestor Aguilar, Silvia Guadarrama, and Viviana Colon

Single on Valentine’s Day?  Don’t worry; most of us at Morton are.

The first Valentine’s Day was celebrated in the year 496. Valentine’s Day celebrations began as a Roman festival called Lupercalia. Valentine’s Day was named after a Catholic saint called Valentine that was executed on the 14th of February.
In a random survey of 100 Morton East students, 74 said they were single. If you happen to be among the single population this year, don’t be upset! There are plenty of things to do that don’t involve a significant other. Consider going out with your friends and spending time with them, go out to eat, catch a movie at your nearby theater, go on a shopping spree and spoil yourself, or simply watch Netflix and have a lazy day in. (Don’t worry about schoolwork since Valentine’s Day is on a Friday!)

Many would just rather spend time with their close friends on this holiday.

“I would hang out with my friends. I wouldn’t want to be alone, so I’ll have a Galentine’s Day instead of Valentine’s Day,” said teacher Ms. Miller.

Being single shouldn’t be a reason to skip out on Valentine’s Day this year.

“Single people should still celebrate if they want to…Valentine’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean you have to celebrate it with your significant other. You can always treat it as a normal day and still go out,” Senior Emily Ocampo said.

Valentine’s Day may not be fun for all the singles out there, but it should be up to you on how you decide to celebrate it. Have fun!