By Denis Bateme, Guest Writer YOU ALONE When this story is told I suppose You will be by my side Still holding my hand as tightly as in the beginning That your stare shall as forever be transfixed upon my presence In utmost admiration as an eternal tale of old newness recurrently told That by […]

One-Person Dates for the Independent T-Bird

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and beleaguered unpaired folks across the nation are sighing with relief as the happy couples cease their parading of grandiose dates, floral arrangements, oversized teddy bears, and conveniently-timed proposals. While this reporter is certainly never one to dismiss the experiential value of an […]

The Return of Dr. Love

by Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer Long before the publication we know and love made its home in our familiar digital territory, Das Tor saw a brief, golden era in which the print paper included a certain inimitable advice column. Students beleaguered by conundrums of passion, longing and heartbreak sought the guidance and constructive critique of […]

Love Languages: Expressing Love by Culture

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By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor The holiday of love is almost upon us and as every T-bird knows, expressing your feelings can vary widely by country and culture. While in English there is only one phrase for saying “I love you”, some languages have multiple ways and many cultures are more expressive than American culture. Societal […]

A Reminder to Say “I love you”

By Gillian Reid, Staff Writer We live in a fast-paced world where there are a million things going on and only so many hours in the day. However, I have come to realize that you have to slow down and “smell the roses” so to speak. This is why I always remind the people that […]

Love-Spoons and Black Noodles: V-Day Around the World

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer Oh, Valentine’s Day. As shelves in the U.S. brim with Russell Stover heart-shaped boxes, oversized teddy bears, and Hallmark cards, other countries engage in their own ways of declaring love, indulging, and gift-giving. Most countries have their particular customs and traditions of celebrating Valentine’s Day, but they seem to have […]

The Secret Life of Cupid

By Laura Aviles, Staff Writer  Chocolates, flowers, post cards, letters, movie tickets, jewelry, love songs, not so love songs, the list can go on and on. The month and the day have arrived when many people celebrate and demonstrate love to their plus one. Messages on social media can result in melted hearts or make you […]

The Weekly Substandard: The Perfect Day

The Weekly is still cooling down after last week’s column (read: busy with school).  To fill the place of the usual debate, Jack and Jill decided to post a photo journal of their respective Valentines Days accompanying tips on how to make your next one the perfect one. Jack There is nothing like starting everyone’s favorite day […]