Valentine’s Day is over, but rom-coms are forever

By Bree Snyder, staff writer

Everybody loves a good rom-com whether they’re recovering from a recent heartbreak, feeling particularly lonely or are just in the mood to laugh.

Romantic comedies are light-hearted movies containing a humorous plot line revolving around romance. Though they are often referred to as “chick flicks” and dismissed as senseless and dull, rom-coms appear to be making a comeback in pop culture.

Is there a better way to spend a cozy night in with your significant other than settling down with a good rom-com?

That being said, finding a good rom-com in an overly saturated genre can be tough. Below are several lists that detail the best of the best.

According to ‘Rotten Tomatoes,’ the best rom-coms of all time are as follows:

  1. It Happened One Night (1934)
  2. The Big Sick (2017)
  3. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  4. Roman Holiday (1953)
  5. My Man Godfrey (1936)

According to ‘Seventeen,’ the most anticipated rom-coms of 2019 are:

  1. What Men Want (out February 8)
  2. Isn’t It Romantic (coming out Feb. 14)
  3. Five Feet Apart (coming out Mar. 22)
  4. Aladdin (coming out May 24)
  5. All The Bright Places (currently no release date)

According to ‘Rotten Tomatoes,’ the best rom coms currently on Netflix are:

  1. Lovesick (2015)
  2. Catching Feelings (2018)
  3. Lust Stories (2018)
  4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
  5. Tramps (2016)

Send your heartfelt wishes to homebound students

by Hannah Myers, Photo editor

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Boxes to donate Valentine cards for junior Jared Kula and Dakota Price.

For Valentines Day, student council will be coordinating two big boxes of Valentine cards and other goodies to send to junior Jared Kula and senior Dakota Price who are currently on medical leave from school. Some teachers will be making these in class; however, if your class is not, you may drop your items off in the two boxes in the cafeteria from February 6 – 9. Student council adviser Mrs. Nicole Keller said, “Thanks to Mrs. Houck for coming up with this idea.” She noted that response to the project has been enthusiastic so far.

The Student Council is coordinating two big boxes of Valentines (cards or other goodies if you wish) to send home with both Jared Kula (a junior who had major surgery) and Dakota Price.  (Thanks to Debbie Houck for coming up with this idea!)

With extension period this week and shortened classes on Friday, I thought this might be a good time to have your students make a card for these young men.

On Wednesday I will have some blank Valentines, heart cutouts, paper, etc. in the Library during PLC that you could use to do this project with your classes if you would like.

On Friday during Activity period the Student Council Officers will come around to collect anything you would like to donate to the boxes.

I will send the boxes home to the boys the end of the week of February 9th so if you need a bit more time that will work too.

Thanks!

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day?

By Paige Coon and Kassidy Trace, Staff Writers

Your first thoughts about Valentine’s Day probably involve love, nice dinners with your significant other and presents from the heart, but what do people really think about Valentine’s Day?

Some people say that Valentine’s Day is no different from any other day of the year. But, on the other hand, others believe that it is a day to look forward to all year long.

“I love Valentine’s Day. You get to see everyone portray their love for others. And it’s fun to see couples show their love towards each other,” said junior Alaina Budzbanowski.

Lovers of Valentine’s Day are known to go all out for their loved ones. “I like Valentine’s Day because I get to show my wife how much I appreciate her, even though I try to do that on a daily basis,” said math teacher Mr. Stephen Simcheck.

Valentine’s day is known to be a time for magical love and “butterflies” soaring throughout the stomach, yet others hate Valentine’s Day. To them, Valentine’s Day is just another way for businesses to make more money. “I feel that it is a stupid excuse to buy gifts,” said junior Tanna Walters. Many couples believe that you must treat your significant other with love and respect every day of the year, not just on Valentine’s Day.

“I think you should treat people nice all of the time. I don’t think there needs to be a special day to do that,” said history teacher Mr. Adam Horne. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, people will either love it or hate it, but in the end it is not going anywhere.