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To the Person Leaving Letters All Over the Library

Hello! I just have a short post for today: To the person leaving letters all over the library, I just want to say Thank You. Thank you for making other people’s days a little bit brighter, especially since it’s finals week. Thank you for proving that people still write in cursive (remember when we were […]

The World Needs More Love Letters

Hello! I was re-reading Amanda’s latest post the other day (“Love Letters Lessons: Inspiration to Seize the Day”). It reminded me that love letters are still needed in the world, especially since Feb. 14th is coming up. We can’t just let the habit of letter writing die out! Fortunately, I don’t think it will. I […]

Sigma Alpha Iota’s Province Day

The Delta Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota spent at least ten hours together two weekends ago. And let me tell you, it was fantastic! First on Friday we had a sisterhood retreat. We made some crafts, sang some songs, and did “warm fuzzies.” Warm fuzzies are definitely my favorite part of the sisterhood retreats! […]

What is True Love?: An Example (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

True love it timeless. This video brings me to tears at the purity of the bond between these two people. I hope anyone that watches this enjoys it as much as I have.

Ten Relationship Words That Aren’t Translatable Into English (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

Our means of expression is often limited by the language we use. The value an abstract idea holds in a culture can be seen in the amount of ways available for people to express it to each other. Unfortunately, in the English-speaking culture, there are just some feelings/actions that don’t can’t be expressed in a […]

Say yes to the dress (February: writings of love in weekly installments)

After a fairly long lull in activity, Leslie is back and with commitment! Since I’ve been inactive for a while, I figure it would be a good idea to make a weekly post concerning love, good, bad, or nonsensical. This week, I’ll start with a thought: Love is like someone with amateur sewing abilities finding […]

Top 5 reasons I love the Augustana Observer

1) As you can tell from this picture, we are a crazy group of kids. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into when I said I’d be the opinions editor but I don’t regret it for a second. 2) You get to meet some really cool people, both within and outside the office. […]

Silly > Corny

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly ~Rose Franken Perfect example: the IKEA scene in 500 Days of Summer. Yes, things don’t end ideally, but it’s still beautiful :]

Singles awareness month

“Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired” ~Robert Frost For the month of February, I’ve decided to share some words of wisdom on love every day, at least up until Valentine’s Day. Also I may anonymously give someone a gift in spirit of what can either be a day full of love and […]

“Without the bitter the sweet isn’t as sweet”

Last week, my guinea pig Coco, who lived at home, passed away unexpectedly. Even with age, losing a beloved pet doesn’t get any easier. Especially not while in college, since I’m not at home to be with my family. I’m just glad that my friends here are very supportive to get me through this time. When […]