Ask The Tartan: Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day tends to evoke a variety of reactions and memories. Find out what members of The Tartan think of Valentine’s Day and delve into their romantic lives.

Do you like Valentine’s Day? Why or why not?

I do. But if you’re going to do Valentine’s Day, do it on your own terms. Don’t do the stereotypical stuff. —ED

Yeah, because I think at its core, it’s a holiday that just has good intentions. —DL

No, I don’t like it that much. It’s the most exclusive holiday ever. —CH

No, for a lot of reasons. I hate romance, and I think a holiday dedicated to romance is just a huge issue. And even if I did like romance, it seems silly to expect it one day of the year and not the other 364. —CL

What are your plans for today?

I have no idea. I’m baking my guy s’mores brownies. He’d better do something for me. —ED

I’m probably going to watch a sappy movie and do homework. It’s going to be really exciting. —CH

We’re going ice skating at Schenley, and then we’re going to play God of War. —KC

What’s the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you, or that you have ever done for someone?

I drove for two hours to go and see someone. I tried to surprise them, but it turned out they knew I was coming. They were still excited, though. —DL

Nobody does romantic things for me, just creepy things. One time, in fifth grade, my boyfriend gave me a pack of Gushers. That to me defines the meaning of true love. —KC

What’s your most embarrassing romance-related memory?

I don’t get embarrassed. Seriously. —ED

The second time I went on a date with this guy, I gave him the “we should just be friends” speech. Then he looked he really sad, and told me that he’d already told his friends that I was his girlfriend. And all his friends were coming over to hang out with us. It was the most awkward night ever. —CH

One time, when I was young, my friend’s little brother kicked down my bedroom door, screamed, “Katie, don’t laugh — I love you!” and then ran away. —KC

What would be your ideal way to spend V-Day?

I don’t think I can say in a newspaper. —ED

We would go to the beach and chillax the whole day. —CH

Engaging in a pon farr tournament on Vulcan. —KC

Removal of the holiday altogether, especially without creepy people giving me flowers. That would be nice. —CL

What song best describes your current love life?

“Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. —ED

“I Need a Break...But I’d Rather Have a Breakthrough” by the Rocket Summer. —DL

“Always” by Erasure. —KC

“I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan. —CL

ED = Emily Dobler | News Editor
DL = Daniel Lipson | Acting Forum Co-Editor
CH = Christa Hester | Acting Forum Co-Editor
KC = Katie Chironis | Copy Manager
CL = Celia Ludwinski | Managing Editor