By Cady Inabinett, Editor in chief; Lucy Frost-Helms, Copy editor; Samantha Cost, Business manager; and Wesley Walter, Managing editor.
Roommate lake date
By Cady Inabinett, Editor in chief
Roommates, by nature, already spend a lot of time together, so why should you carve out time in your schedules to go on a roommate date? But think about it this way: who do you need to remind that you love them more than someone you literally live with? A great, simple roommate date is to go have a sunset picnic at University Lake. Your picnic can be as high or low effort as you both want it to be. Just make sure it’s tasty and fun.
Pet the goats at Oak Mountain State Park
By Lucy Frost-Helms, Copy editor
The petting zoo at Oak Mountain is one of my favorite things located between Montevallo and Birmingham. If you know me, you know that I love animals—specifically the goats at the Oak Mountain Petting Zoo (except for Scooter—I have it out for you, Scooter). However, Scooter aside, the petting zoo is a perfect date idea. You get to see animals, including goats, peacocks, horses, donkeys, chickens and pigs, and you can also (sometimes, dependent on the weather) feed them! So, spend a day at Oak Mountain, get outside and share your Valentine’s Day with your valentine and the goats. Just, again, beware of Scooter.
Love and pizza
By Samantha Cost, Business manager
Nothing screams I love you more than pizza. If you are looking to take out your long-term partner or are in need of a first-date location, Slice is the ideal spot. To start, the menu has a lot of different options—even if your date doesn’t like pizza. The atmosphere is nice, and even has overhead string lights that really add a romantic atmosphere to the place. Whether you like sitting indoors or outdoors, Slice has options for both. However, the best part is that you can pay for both you and your date using flex points!
Go back to your roots
By Wesley Walter, Managing editor
My mother ingrained in me a deep distrust for Valentine’s Day I am still trying to shake. Despite this, and working too much, she still made time to take me and my sister to Target every year to buy Valentine’s for my classmates—all of them, mind you, because everyone knows you have to bring something for the whole class, lest your teacher steal your precious Pixie Stix and temporary tattoos. This year for Valentine’s, I suggest you do something similar. If you don’t feel like getting knickknacks for everyone in one of your classes, maybe do it for everyone in your nearest convenience store. Maybe just throw a wad of cash in the air in a crowded place. Regardless just try giving small tokens of your love to a large number of acquaintances.