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How to spend Valentine’s Day in quarantine

Although the world doesn’t look the same quite yet, it’s important to find ways to support and love one another. Whether you’re single or taken, Nordic has compiled a short list of activities for you to try out on Valentine’s Day.
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Jana Dimikj and Tam Tran
Nordic has compiled a short list of activities for you to try out on Valentine’s Day. Art by Jana Dimikj and Tam Tran,

Virtual movie night

With the help of Chrome extension Scener, you can make movie night happen again while staying socially distanced. With both camera and microphone enabled, you can be together again through a screen. Scener works with Netflix, Disney Plus, YouTube, Hulu, Prime Video and more! You can host your own private room, or even join public theaters. Bring some snacks and sit down to watch a movie of your choice with a loved one or a big group of friends!

 

Valentine’s Day Baking

Looking for ways to make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter? Try out a baking recipe! This easy and gooey one-minute red velvet mug cake is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

 

Red Velvet Mug Cake 

 

Ingredients

You’ll need: 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder, ¼ tablespoon of baking powder, ⅛ tablespoon of kosher salt, ⅓ cup of milk, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of red food coloring, 3 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar, and lastly, 1 tablespoon of room temperature cream cheese. 

 

Steps 

In a 12-ounce mug, all you need to do is whisk all of the dry ingredients together and then stir in the wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, mix your confectioners’ sugar and cream cheese until everything is completely smooth. Drop everything into your 12-ounce mug and microwave on high for 90 seconds. 

 

Valentine’s Day Cards

Writing personal Valentine’s Day cards is a good way to remind your friends and loved ones that you care about them. There is no better feeling than finding a handwritten card in your mailbox. By buying or writing a sweet card, decorating it with cute drawings and stickers, and finally sending it off in an envelope, the receiver will be filled with warm and happy feelings.

 

Valentine’s Day Playlist

The best way to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit is to put on some good music. From sitting in your room with chill love songs playing in the background to having a dance party alone, this playlist encompasses every mood. We’ve compiled a Valentine’s Day playlist to make your holiday feel a bit more special this quarantine!

Link here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5jBTVrG7WlBsqcWp5Q7tXU

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Jana Dimikj
Jana Dimikj, Feature Editor
Senior Jana Dimikj is the Feature Editor on the Nordic News staff for the 2021-2022 school year. Her goal for Nordic this year is to create engaging and relevant content that students will enjoy reading. She hopes to make Nordic a bigger part of the Inglemoor experience and spread the news to every student. Outside of Nordic, she partakes in a few clubs and enjoys playing guitar and painting.
Tam Tran
Tam Tran, A&E Editor
Junior Tammi Tran is the Arts and Entertainment editor of Nordic News for the 2020-2021 school year. Her goal is to connect the community during a disconnected time through music, literature, and art. She also plans to help expand Nordic’s platform and promote relevant stories that will reach new readers. Outside of Nordic, she is a part of the Inglemoor Cheer team and ASB Junior Class Office. In her free time, Tammi enjoys collecting novels, writing music, and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

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