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The focal point of love

The focal point of love
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...

Opposites attract, complement

Cindy Bolander, a junior nursing major, and Ben Flora, a senior elementary education major, smile together during a hike.
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...

Keeping campus PG

Keeping campus PG
Students talk how housing policy affects relationships
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...

Students share pressures of being single

Students share pressures of being single
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...

Finding your best friends

Finding your best friends
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...

Listen to yourself, not the lyrics

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

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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