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Is love always fleeting…or can it last?

By Luke Foster This reflection was inspired by the campaign poster (pictured right) which asks the question, “Is love always fleeting…or can it last?” On campuses where communication between the sexes seems reduced to opaque texting or hookups on demand, … Continue reading »

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What Women Want for Valentine’s Day

By Brittany Crippen  It’s Valentine’s season—the time for lots of chocolate, flowers, cheesy greeting cards and red cutout hearts…everywhere. Thanks to Hallmark, it’s easy to decide what to get for your significant other during Valentine’s. It seems like you can’t … Continue reading »

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Is he the latest distraction…or could he be the real thing?

  By Mary Spence This reflections was inspired by the campaign poster (pictured left), which asks the question, “Is he the latest distraction…or could he be the real thing?”  In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, young Lydia Bennett won herself … Continue reading »

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What Men Want for Valentine’s Day

By Trent Hurliam   It’s simply restating the obvious that Valentine’s Day is a holiday most often associated with gifts – gifts that women, by and large, prefer more than men do.  Valentine’s day has become (or maybe it always … Continue reading »

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Is she just a night…or could she be worth a lifetime?

By Amelia Sims This reflection was inspired by the campaign poster (pictured right) which poses the question, “Is she just a night…or could she be worth a lifetime?” Last night I stood with my friend at the corner of a … Continue reading »

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Celebrating Love Instead

  By Zoey Di Mauro The harbingers of Valentine’s Day are easy to recognize: bright pink and red cards next to bouquets of roses in grocery stores, or ads on the radio and TV declaring that a new cell phone … Continue reading »

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Write a love story. Not a tweet.

By Caitlin Seery This Valentine’s Day why not write a love story instead of a tweet? That’s what we at the Love and Fidelity Network, along with student leaders from across the country, are challenging college men and women to … Continue reading »

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Kissing and Communicating

by Randall B. Smith Real communication is often more difficult than we imagine, especially when it comes to difficult topics such sex or romance. Early on in graduate school, I argued with my friend Ed one day that he shouldn’t … Continue reading »

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Chastity, Manliness, and the College Safari

by Richie Martin I heard once of an African tribe where, for a man to be worthy of a woman, he had to kill a lion. But what about the modern American university-man? Here I document three inner lions that … Continue reading »

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I Am Not Memorable

by Brittany Crippen Myriad bloggers, academics, and coffee shop philosophers have mused on the whys and hows of social media’s rampant growth and widespread popularity over the last few years. But as I was scrolling through my old posts from … Continue reading »

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