Post Tagged with: "Valentine’s Day"

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Valentine’s Day growing more diverse, but still has room for improvement

Diversity is rarely a subject that comes up on Valentine’s Day. Advertisements, media, main-stream pop culture, and society in general have in their minds one specific type of couple that celebrates Valentine’s Day – white, heterosexual, cisgender individuals. Some find […]

The not so commercial history of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that has been around for years, yet for the most part, people still do not know a lot about its origins. What is now a day of candy hearts, chocolate, roses and love could possibly have […]
Photo Illustration by Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer

The cost of Valentine’s Day: Students nickel and dime their way into each others’ hearts

Flowers, candy and stuffed animals are just a few of the cliché gifts Americans shell out their dollars for each year for Valentine’s Day. According to CNN, the U.S. spent about $18.6 billion on the holiday in 2013, with the average person […]
Student Life / VIBE

COLUMN: Loving yourself on Valentine’s Day is important, too

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I picture one pink, heart-covered word in my head: Pressure. It’s always been that way for me, whether single, taken or somewhere in between. Even if no one inflicts this pressure on me, I’m […]

Being single on Valentine’s Day might not be the end of the world

Love is in the air and students on campus are getting ready for the most romantic day of the year. Valentine’s Day plays a major role for couples, but it can pose a problem for single students. However, being single […]
Columns / VIBE

COLUMN: The meaning of it all

Amidst the whirlwind of Hallmark cards, teddy bears, roses and an endless supply of candy hearts, the true meaning of Valentine’s Day can be elusive to the naked eye. What began as a story of one priest’s heroic work to […]
Basketball / Sports

Point guard Green feels ’85 or 90 percent’ recovered as anniversary of injury apporoaches

No player on the women’s basketball team entered the season with more uncertainty than junior point guard Jessica Green. Green’s sophomore season was cut short due to a severe ACL injury on Valentine’s Day of 2013. “My knee just gave […]
Softball / Sports

Softball team participates in ‘Have a Heart’ for 19th consecutive year

This Valentine’s Day will mark the 19th year softball has participated in the “Have a Heart” program in conjunction with the Isabella County Commission on Aging. Since 1995, the team has helped distribute “Have a Heart” boxes to older county residents […]
Isabella County / Metro / Student Groups

Isabella County Commission on Aging teams up with CMU Volunteer Center to donate food to low-income seniors

Planning on higher heating and gas bills this winter, a Mount Pleasant charity will be delivering food to senior citizens this Valentine’s Day. The Isabella County Commission on Aging will donate boxes of food and supplies to about 150 low-income […]
Columns / Voices

COLUMN: Where’s the love?

Every day, we have to witness couples holding hands, giving each other kisses and posting pictures with one another on Facebook. Now we have to deal with overly affectionate couples on Sweetest Day, too? Don’t get me wrong, I am all about spreading the love. […]
Student Life
Lawyer, instructor Todd Levitt gives students free cab rides on Valentine’s Day

Lawyer, instructor Todd Levitt gives students free cab rides on Valentine’s Day

Lawyer and business information instructor Todd Levitt showed his love for students and their safety by giving them free cab rides on Valentine’s Day. Levitt said after hearing about all of the incidents happening in and around Mount Pleasant, he […]
Student Life
Ohio sophomore Emma Tuthill and Ortonville junior Stephanie Sullivan jump during the "One Billion Rising" flashmob Thursday afternoon in between Anspach and Pearce Halls. The purpose of the flash mob is to spread awareness about violence against women. "According to research, I've learned that one billion women will be beaten or abused around the world in our lifetime," Tuthill said. "It's important to me to spread awareness on this cause." (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

One Billion Rising raises awareness of violence against women through dance

“One billion women violated is an atrocity. One billion women dancing is a revolution.” That’s what it says on the “One Billion Rising” website, and, on Wednesday, CMU joined the “One Billion Rising” dance movement in a flash-mob setting to […]

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