Was It Good For You?

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  Was It Good For You?
April 15, 2004
  A convenient excusePDF files may take a moment to load

You've heard it in songs, watched it in movies, used it as an excuse. "It" is the cliche "long distance relationships are too hard." As the school year ends, this phrase becomes somewhat of a mantra around campus.


April 08, 2004
  The dilemma of living in the pastPDF files may take a moment to load

I have a friend who has kept every greeting card she's ever received. I have another friend who barely tears the envelope before tossing its contents. Each of these habits is demonstrative of a particular worldview. While some people struggle to hold onto the past and, as the cliche goes, "keep their memories alive," there are just as many people who push forward into the future without ever looking back.


April 01, 2004
  In the name of sciencePDF files may take a moment to load

There are many ways of looking at the world, but scientific knowledge seems to reign supreme. Society seems to have a need for everything to fit a theory. Nothing goes uncategorized. There's a reason for everything and, more likely than not, these reasons stem from rigorous testing.

At university, scientific laws surround us--even if we aren't "science students." You would be hard-pressed to find someone on this or any campus that hasn't had to delve into research to prove or disprove an academic theory of some kind.


March 18, 2004
  Worst date everPDF files may take a moment to load

Worsts' are the backbone of funny stories. Worst jobs, worst cars and worst roommates all provide fodder for amusing anecdotes. Worst dates are no different, and while some stories gather dust in the recesses of people's memories or remain stored in old photo albums, others beg to be told over and over.

The description of Jamie's worst date is one of the latter.


March 04, 2004
  First kiss fantasiesPDF files may take a moment to load

From fairy tales to romance novels, from sitcoms to full-length movies, we're taught a first kiss should be romantic, meaningful and emotionally intense.

Real life, however, tends to send a different message.

From junior high dances to clubs, from first loves to blind dates, first kisses are often awkward, nerve-racking and unsettling.

Of course, there are exceptions.


February 26, 2004
  Don't call us...PDF files may take a moment to load

The phone rings and a sense of dread settles in the pit of your stomach. No, you're not starring in a sequel to Scream--you're suffering the aftershocks of giving out your phone number. While supplying your number can result in great conversation, entertaining dates, and even a satisfying relationship, it seems that it can also result in ringing-induced headaches.

If it's the latter that describes your life, you're not alone.


February 05, 2004
  Bedroom etiquettePDF files may take a moment to load

As children, we learn the basics of etiquette and good manners. They are taught to us by parents, teachers and respectable elders. These coaches, however, seem to be ill equipped when it comes to lessons of bedroom etiquette.

Some standards are well known and can relate to life both in and out of the bedroom. For example, we all know that "please" is a magic word and that it's a good idea to help clean up after "dinner." We know it's about giving as much as receiving and that a "thank you" can go a long way.


January 29, 2004
  Using clothes to call backPDF files may take a moment to load

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but the end of 2003 corresponded with the demise of my dating tactics--I resolved to "put an end to all game playing."

Keeping this resolution would mean not worrying about the appropriate time to wait before calling someone new. It would mean not creating new ways to turn someone down. Above all, it would mean an honest, straightforward, and (I hoped) easier existence.



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