The Daily Gamecock

Gigi Duncan

 Most recent bachelor Matt James during "The Bachelor" intro. 

Column: Don't rely on reality dating shows

While reality dating shows have grown in popularity over the course of the pandemic, people should stray away from overly watching them. These types of shows can distort our sense of reality regarding real-world interactions and dating. 

Traditional Valentines day items include stuffed animals, wine, chocolates and flowers. These materialistic items have become a staple of the holiday. 

Column: Focus on relationships, not money, this Valentine's Day

While its original meaning surrounded love, Valentine's Day has become overly commercialized and monetized through excessive spending on gifts and expectations culture has set. With the current COVID-19 climate, people may have the opportunity to turn away from that and celebrate the holiday appropriately. 

Column: Super Bowl ads are just as important as game

While many tend to focus on the game, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl are equally important. Not only do they prove to be entertaining, but they are also extremely profitable for the companies involved and vital to the world of marketing.

Column: Renaming buildings solves nothing

Renaming buildings named after controversial historical figures only serves to rewrite and completely forget history. We should reflect on these elements of history and recognize them in other viable ways. 

Column: Wellness days are good alternative to spring break

The school's decision to cancel spring break was a smart approach as it will curb the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Columbia community. While more wellness days should be implemented, this decision will be beneficial in the long-run since past student behavior can be viewed as reckless.

Head to head: Trump has the right to question the election

Democrats should not complain about Trump's desire to investigate the results of the election and call for recounts in key states, especially because of the reaction to the 2016 election. Many really never accepted those results, and the uncertainty and unprecedented nature of this election with mail-in voting and COVID-19, Trump has every right to call for investigations.

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