Toxicity Sold as Love: How the Media Affects Perceptions of Love

While romantic comedies may be a favorite for many, they do not always portray love in an accurate or healthy way. According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), of the 118 movies that they counted from major studios, 18.6% of the movies contained someone that identified as LGBTQ.   Many popular films follow […]

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Live concert series performs in Farber Hall on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, the National Music Museum (NMM) held “Classical Valentine”, a performance by the Mahr Quartet, as part of their on-going NMM Live! Series.  From Omaha, Nebraska, the Mahr String Quartet celebrated the holiday of love with a mixture of classical favorites. Melissa Holtmeier, principal violinist and manager, said the Mahr Quartet focused on […]

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Finding their forever Valentines on campus

The transition from graduation gowns to wedding gowns can be a long one. The average age of marriage in 2020 is 29 years old, more than seven years after a traditional four-year graduation schedule. For two USD couples, their gap was shorter than average, but they took the leap and decided to tie the knot. […]

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“The most to do in the shortest time—” Willson Florist prepares for Valentine’s Day

When Valentine’s Day comes around, Vermillion residents may think of ordering flowers from Willson Florist for a loved one. But what they may not realize is the amount of time and effort this local flower shop puts into preparing for the holiday. Willson Florist, co-owned by Emily Sudbeck and her husband Aaron, begin planning for […]

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