As Valentine’s Day approaches, people are growing a greater appreciation for that special someone. However, Valentine’s Day is not just a holiday for couples, as many may believe, but a time to let those around you know that they are loved. Whether it’s a best friend, brother, grandparent or anybody else, this is a holiday reminding you to express your appreciation for important people in your life — whether that is through a classic box of chocolates, a giant teddy bear or a simple “I love you."
Feb. 14 is around the corner, which means grabbing Ghirardelli and Godiva chocolates, painting a red-and-pink DIY gift and heading over to Hallmark to find a sentimental card for your special someone. But with Zoom university being the new normal, opportunities for romantic connections are limited.
Usually a spot to study in-between classes, the Bliss Hall Lounge transformed into an intimate space for writers, readers and performers on Friday, Feb. 10, for INK’s annual open mic Valentine’s Day Coffeehouse.