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The focal point of love

The focal point of love

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Sudesh Mujumdar said Valentine’s Day acts as a focal point of love. “These holidays tend to act as focal points, where you tend to reflect on your relationship. In which one might say, ‘If I am investing this effort and time, is this an honest investment, or am I just putting on an act that...

Opposites attract, complement

Opposites attract, complement

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 12, 2019

Ben Flora said his parents have radically different career paths, leaving Flora to believe different personalities make well-rounded couples. The senior elementary education major said it is one of the biggest advantages to dating someone with a different major. Flora said one of the best thin...

Keeping campus PG

Keeping campus PG

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 12, 2019

Kassie Miller met Collin her freshman year of high school while they were both involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America). Shortly after, the freshman health professions major and her now fiancé began dating. Miller and Collin lived together until Miller decided to go to school and pursue a d...

Students share pressures of being single

Students share pressures of being single

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Illustration by Abigail Stanley Christina Zolezzi said she enjoys being single, but admits it can be lonely on holidays like Valentine’s Day. The freshman nursing major said the holiday’s focus is romance and that can leave singles feeling alone even if Valentine’s Day is about all types o...

Finding your best friends

Finding your best friends

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

I am a firm believer in meeting the greatest friends of your life in college. For those who choose not to attend college, there are other places you meet those life-long friends. But college is the best place. Freshman are generally concerned whether or not people will like them. Sometimes...

Listen to yourself, not the lyrics

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Periodically I come across songs I used to listen to in elementary and middle school. I sang the teenage-angst-filled songs as if I knew what it was like to be in a relationship.

Who needs enemies

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

There are few things worse than being close to someone who’s harmful to you. Leaving them can be the most difficult thing you’ll ever do, but you owe it to yourself to want something better.

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