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Spend time, not cash

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s not about how much money you spend. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends just over $130 on Valentine’s Day. Americans spend more than $2 billion on flowers alone for the holiday. Instead of worrying about how much money you spend or how great your gift is this Vale...

In the business of love

In the business of love

Garrett Kluever, Biz And Tech Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech, carousel

Love is a powerful thing this time of year. It’s in the air, on the mind, and in the wallets. Valentine’s Day holds a special place in our culture. The 14th of February crafts images of chocolates, large red hearts, and of course flowers. But no one wants them a day early or late. Tim Hump...

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Newsie Editor will (someday) go for the rose RK

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I had a lot of my friends and family fooled. Thanks to an Instagram post of me holding up a rose, I lead people to believe I was going to be a contestant on the next season of ABC’s hit television series, The Bachelorette. My parents received an onslaught of phone calls about my next endeavor fo...

More than just a holiday

More than just a holiday

Royal Purple Staff, Royal Purple Staff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Valentines Day is a scary day for couples everywhere. But it shouldn’t be. ABC News estimated that a whopping $18.2 billion would be spent last year on the holiday of Cupid, equating to just over $136 a person. While it’s understandable that people want to please their significant other...

Florist prepares for Valentine’s Day rush

Florist prepares for Valentine’s Day rush

February 9, 2016


Filed under Biz & Tech

February 9, 2016 By Brad Allen Local florists warn students and community members to avoid shopping for flowers online this Valentine’s Day and save money by shopping local. Pam Kraus, owner of Floral Villa Gifts & Flowers, said many growers and wholesalers raise flower prices around Valentine’s...

Thoughtful gestures define Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Feb. 9, 2016 Valentine’s Day stirs up a lot of controversy and salty sentiments, despite being a holiday intended for lovers. Single or taken, people either love it or hate it, and we’re trying to dissect and figure out why that is. If you’re fortunate enough to have a partn...

Valentine ideas and gory old traditions

Valentine ideas and gory old traditions

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Feb. 2, 2016 There are worse things than being single on Valentine’s Day. This is one of those times in the year when people are subconsciously obligated to find someone “special-enough” to do something “romantic-enough” with. There are some who’ve decided to forgo the status q...

Haute Hawks: Valentine’s Day style options

February 15, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Feb. 14, 2015 By Jordan Gittens [dropcap]V[/dropcap]alentine’s day is here, and there are four outfits that we can utilize; “First Date," "We’ve Been Dating for Four Years,” "I’m Single and Wine is My Best Friend” and “I’m on The Hunt.” These are all of the outfits that are needed...

Ask Alyssa: Relationship without romance?

February 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Feb. 11, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"] I’m not a romantic, lovey-dovey person.  Can I still be in a healthy relationship without being forced?[/typography]   A: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebr...

Surviving Valentine’s Day single

February 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Feb. 11, 2015 By Kelli Viele [dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone has been there, that Valentine’s Day when you are single and it seems as if every person you know will be spending their Valentine’s Day on a romantic date with their significant other. Do not fret, you are not the only person single...

Do the Cupid Hustle

February 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

Feb. 11, 2015 By Alena Purpero [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of year again. The time when the holiday aisles in drug stores are decked out in an array of stuffed animals, boxes of chocolate and roses that look like a big pink and red blur as you walk in. The time that splits people up into...

That’s what (S)HE said…

That’s what (S)HE said…

February 11, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

  [typography font="Cantarell" size="27" size_format="px"]Do you like Valentine’s Day?[/typography] Feb. 11, 2015 By Ashley McCallum Let me start by saying I have every reason to hate Valentine’s Day. I have been single for a large majority of my 19 years, and I recently got kicked to th...

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