Charmaine Lim
Student Writer

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is likely all around you. If you have a significant other, this might be one of the most fun days of the year. If you’re single, then this holiday was definitely created to steal your money. Either way, celebrate the day with a few new activities.

Read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

Eleanor is new to town and the new kid at school. She meets Park on the school bus, and soon strikes up an unlikely friendship with him. He gives her comic books and she shows him new music. As time goes on, their friendship grows into something more. But, neither of their families are too happy about this and there might be more at stake than just a new relationship.

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Listen to If I Could Tell Her from Dear Evan Hansen.

To give a little context, Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) is singing to his crush Zoë Murphy (Laura Dreyfuss). The twist? He’s pretending that all his reasons for loving her are actually the things that her estranged brother could never say. By disguising his love with brotherly affection, Hansen spills all his feelings without worrying about rejection.

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Watch Smiling Pasta.

This Taiwanese drama features a very clumsy and unlucky girl. She has a track record of being dumped after three months, and it’s happened 17 times. After her most recent breakup, she literally runs into a famous singer, and the paparazzi catch them “kissing.” Quickly, rumors spread of their “relationship” and drama ensues. If you want to watch something funny and cute, this is perfect. To find it, look up Asian drama sites that have subtitled episodes.

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Watch Love, Rosie.

Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin) have been best friends since childhood. As they get older, their feelings become more complicated. When neither admits how they truly feel, a series of missed chances take place as they find other people and wonder what it would be like if they hadn’t missed their chance together. Content warning: Language and a brief, non-explicit sex scene intended to be humorous.

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Go to Valentine’s Day dinner at Lottie.

Whether you take a significant other or a group of friends, check out Valentine’s Day dinner at Lottie. It’s a great excuse to try the special menu and see all of the people you love the most. Just make sure to beat the crowd!

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