Valentine’s Day

Students get a crash course on polyamory at EROS event

February 22, 2017 Life

Students got the chance last week to have an open dialogue about polyamorous relationships. Due to high demand, SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, a sex-positive safe space for students, hosted “Finding Your True Love: Polyamory:101” Thursday afternoon. Reyna Aguilar, coordinator for EROS, thought the event was long overdue. “I do know a ...

“I love you” doesn’t come in a box of chocolates

February 15, 2017 Opinion

Ever since I was a wide-eyed 11-year-old in middle school, I dreamed about receiving a lavish heart-shaped box of chocolates, secret love letter or bouquet of red roses stuffed in my locker as a way of one of my  crushes admitting and professing their love. I wanted to be included in the traditional gift-giving reciprocity ...

It is more about the gifts than the love for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015 Opinion

For those who are single, Valentine’s Day may not mean much. It acts only as a reminder that there is no “special someone” to present you with extravagant gifts. I suppose in some ways that makes single individuals lucky–it means they have nothing to prove. For couples on the other hand, this day cannot be ignored. The constant flower, Hallmark ...

Anime Club holds maid-themed cafe for Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157641173073123] While lovers were having Valentine’s Day dinner, members of SF State’s Anime FX club held a maid and butler themed cafe in Jack Adams Hall. According to one of the club’s officers, freshman Meri Hambalek, the club wanted to take advantage of the holiday that coincided with their open house. “It’s Valentine’s Day, so why not have a ...

This isn’t a movie: the difference between love and romance

February 11, 2014 Opinion

Love: it’s more than just a feeling. It’s a biological entity and one of the driving forces in life. Romance on the other hand, is the explanation we tell ourselves to describe these feelings.  According to SF State English Professor Bruce Avery, “We have a sheer biological need to procreate and romances are the stories ...

Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

February 10, 2014 Opinion

We’ve heard it all: Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday, a Hallmark holiday, a day created by greeting card and chocolate companies to celebrate something that really should be manifested all year long. It has suffered the same fate as Christmas; a day buried beneath so much consumerism, that it is no longer associated with ...

Alert: Single women don’t hate Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

When most people think of Valentine’s Day, they imagine one of three kinds of people: a doe-eyed, heart-sharing half of a relationship; a sad, usually female, single person; or the anti-Valentine’s Day propagandist who likely finds no higher joy in life than earning another follower on their Tumblr blog. However, many neither giggle nor cry ...