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Once again, love is in the air and it is an opportunity to express love for yourself or others. Last year, The Northern Star covered “How to be single on valentines day.” This year, we want to hear from NVD students on how they will spend this holiday in a relationship. 

High school is a place where young relationships are flourishing and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show gratitude for the special person in your life. There are many ways to show your love for them through gifts, date ideas, homemade cards, and more. 

Senior Leo Carvajal explains how he thinks Valentine’s Day should be celebrated with a significant other, “[For] others, I would recommend an experience for the both of you rather than chocolate and candy” Carvajal said.

Carvajal believes that a memorable experience is way more thoughtful than the typical Valentine’s Day gifts. 

In order to make Valentine’s Day a memorable experience, there are many things couples can do. At home dates are perfect for a cozy night in with a movie and each other’s favorite snacks. 

Or couples can go the more fancy route and take their significant other out to dinner at a special place. Restaurants like “Stern and Bow,” “The Hill,” “Houston’s,” and “River Palm,” are very popular places in Bergen County. 

There are also plenty of fun and different date ideas like pottery making, baking together, going to the movies, going on a hike, and more. 

For the holiday, Carvajal is taking his girlfriend out to dinner and to see the new Bob Marley movie called “One Love” which is only out on February 14th.

Another way to make the holiday special is with thoughtful gifts. 

Sophomore Markus White thinks that “something useful and sentimental” is the perfect gift for your significant other. 

Baskets with the other person’s favorite candy, chocolates, homemade cards, the famous JellyCat stuffed animals, jewelry, or even flowers shows the other person that they care, which is so important. 

“Valentine’s Day is a day to remind your significant other that you love them, but realistically it shouldn’t be different from any other day” Carvajal said.

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Maya Gueguen, Arts Editor
Hi! My name is Maya Gueguen and I’m a junior at NVD. This is my second year taking Journalism. I run track and cross country and am so excited to be part of the school newspaper!
Dylan Steiner, PR and Photo/Design Co-Editor
Hi! I am Dylan Steiner, and I am the PR and Phot/Design Co-editor for The Northern Star. I enjoy painting, drawing, soccer, and spending time with friends and family. I am a senior and cannot wait to write new articles for the paper this school year.
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