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John and Jane Parents 1 v. Montgomery County Board of Education: Parents Challenge School Support Plans for Trans Students
John and Jane Parents 1 v. Montgomery County Board of Education: Parents Challenge School Support Plans for Trans Students
June 14, 2024

On May 20, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States denied a Maryland parents’ petition that challenged school support plans for trans...

Track and Field season comes to an end.
Track and Field: Road to Nationals
June 12, 2024

Though the school year is winding down, Track and Field is not. They attended the MPSSAA 4A Track and Field State Championships from May 21 through...

Lockdowns are becoming increasingly common country-wide.
Life in Lockdown
June 12, 2024

With lockdowns becoming increasingly more common around the country, the chilling reality of these incidents has recently hit close to home for...

Rivalries at BCC.
The Importance of Rivalries
June 11, 2024

For better or for worse, rivalries are a huge part of the game for B-CC athletic teams. Not only do rivalries promote school spirit and motivate...

Pitcher of the Year: Henry Eichner
Pitcher of the Year: Henry Eichner
June 11, 2024

Henry Eichner took home the Division 1 Pitcher of the Year award to cap off an incredible junior season. Eichner led B-CC’s elite pitching...

Varsity Girls Basketball took the court at the State Championship.
A Year in Review of Baron Sports
June 11, 2024

Athletic Director Mr. Krawczel is pleased with the results of the school’s athletes this year. Looking back on 2023-2024, though, he was less...

Check out drive-in movies across the DMV
Coming To a Field Near You...
June 7, 2024

With summer kicking off, students wonder what they should do with their friends. Between pool days and going to museums in DC, a fun and unique...

Single (And Not Sad) During V-Day

Make sure to remind all of your least favorite couples that only 2-5% of high school relationships make it long-term.
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Katie Dorsey
Not everyone has a Valentine.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and love is in the air. That means a lot of people in relationships will be doing classic couples activities…except for those of us Barons who haven’t been lucky enough to be hit by Cupid’s arrow.

Some may feel sorry for single people during this time of year, but think of all the perks they get that couples take for granted. The discounted candy section never looked as good as the days after Valentine’s, and you can stuff your face with heart-shaped chocolates that you bought for yourself, almost filling the heart-shaped void in your soul. 

Nothing screams “Valentine’s Day” like watching Titanic by yourself over a tub of vanilla ice cream, honoring your vanilla love life. You’re definitely not going to cry thinking about how you’ll never experience that level of once-in-a-lifetime romance. 

Your friends may be receiving valentines and gifts from their sweethearts, but you don’t have to worry about being embarrassed by an impromptu grand gesture at school. The only acceptable ones are being serenaded with your favorite song (10 Things I Hate About You) or building you your dream house (The Notebook). But, no one would ever be able to live up to movie expectations anyway, so what’s the point?  

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Sure you can throw a Gal-entine’s party, but where do you think those friends will be on the actual holiday? With their sweethearts (duh), while you’re left at home alone to make plans for a night by yourself. 

In fact, loneliness is a mindset, and your delusions can keep you satisfied without even having to leave the comfort of your own home. You can fangirl over Jacob Elordi while watching The Kissing Booth edits playing on repeat. Plus, the Jeremy Allen White Calvin Klein commercial could use some more views. Celebrities are way better than real boyfriends and won’t disappoint you with false expectations. 

While all your peers suffocate the school with their lust, you may feel like there is nothing you can do but sit and watch. However, you can cure this disease called love by balancing it out with a hint of pessimism.  

Make sure to remind all of your least favorite couples that only 2-5% of high school relationships make it long-term. If that isn’t enough to discourage them, you can politely let them know that about 50% of marriages end in divorce, because why suffer alone when you could bring others down with you?

A final message to all of our (sad) satisfied singles: don’t feel too sad. There are a ton of specials going on at Chick-fil-A and Dominoes, and you don’t need another person to enjoy a heart-shaped tub of chicken nuggets or pizza. Take a bubble bath and tune in to watch new episodes of The Bachelor. Reality TV is so scripted it won’t matter that they’re finding “love” while you’re alone at home. Your time will come eventually, don’t despair!  The best kind of love is self-love.

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Lucy Dahl
Lucy Dahl, Staff Reporter
Lucy Dahl, a B-CC senior, serves as a Tattler writer and specializes in Opinion and Features. She hopes to someday be a travel journalist and live somewhere tropical.
Aida Humphries
Aida Humphries, Staff Reporter
Aida Humphries, a junior at BCC, is a writer/reporter for the Tattler. This is her second year apart of the community. She loves music and art, making money!
Katie Dorsey
Katie Dorsey, Staff Reporter
Katie Dorsey has been on the Tattler for 2 years now as a News Writer. She plays B-CC Soccer and is excited for her senior year!

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    Jessica MarschallFeb 18, 2024 at 9:41 pm

    Brilliant!

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