East Celebrates Valentine’s Day

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Students can write the name of a trusted adult for Sources of Strength.

By Colleen Meosky and Armita Rohani

The 2023 season of carnations, cupid, and conversation hearts is finally here! East Side News writers wondered how East celebrates Valentine’s Day, so we sent out a survey that covered it all. In this article we will cover more information on the Sources of Strength Paper Hearts Project, the annual Carnation Sale, and East’s very unfortunate rom-com taste. Sources of Strength is embracing Valentine’s Day with their annual paper hearts project! All students are encouraged to write a mentor’s name to practice generosity by recognizing them for being a source of strength in your life. You can leave a personal message on it and sign it, or you can keep it anonymous. Source of Strength peer leaders will be in the commons to help, and paper hearts can also be found on the table outside of guidance. You can often spot paper hearts from last year’s project on teachers’ desks, so this is a small act of kindness that is truly appreciated.

After a two year hiatus, Student Council’s carnation sale is back! For $2, you can give a friend or significant other a white, red, or pink flower. According to our survey, nearly 90% of respondents said flowers make a good gift, gaining more support than either chocolate or jewelry. Bring cash on the 14th to buy your carnations in the commons.


The top three movies were How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, and clinching first place – 10 Things I Hate About You. Unfortunately, it looks like East is not well-versed in the wonderful world of rom-coms, as the most popular response was “I haven’t seen any of these”. To make matters worse, zero votes for You’ve Got Mail is a travesty and must be fixed over February break.


In addition, now that we’ve covered how East celebrates Valentine’s Day, we hope that you all enjoyed the Valentine’s Day Coffeehouse that the East Side News hosted on Friday, February 10th! This coffeehouse was themed around not only sweet treats, but comfort food as well, and as always, we had our bustling waffle station for everyone to enjoy! We hope you loved it as much as we did.