Don’t cost a thing: Reclaiming love on Feb. 14

Patricia Vanderbilt

Is Valentine’s Day a good day for the heart or just a bad day for the wallet? Despite what store displays adorned with pink hearts and roses would have you believe, for many, February 14 is neither special nor sweet. The holiday promotes a romanticized picture that doesn’t necessarily reflect the reality of relationships (or lack thereof) in our college lifestyle. This week Feature looks into how Whitties navigate around the consumerist and artificial aspects of this holiday to re-work V-Day their way.