Learning through heartbreak

Off the Beat

I think, in many ways, being in love is a lot like being in college. It is, without a doubt, beautiful, full of opportunities and an experience no one will ever forget. At the same time (and this is what movies and relatives don’t tell you about college or love), they will also cause you more pain than you can imagine.
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Valentines Day’s texts for your exes

St. Valentine’s Day. For some, this is a day filled with romantic love, fine chocolate, blissful tears of joy and anything but saint-like behaviors. For others, such as us as the Clog, V-Day will be an alarming day filled with drinking, sobbing, over-eating and, most significantly, reaching out to our
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Your love is my (unsolicited) drug

I met my first love during Dead Week. Or, at least I thought I did. Over Thanksgiving break, inspired by a breakup that left me morose and in a creative funk, I created an OkCupid account. I wasn’t sure about how I felt about this app, which I had unceremoniously
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Fiction: Comfort Food

Flora sat at a window booth in a 24-hour diner and sipped her coffee, inhaling the rich aroma and trying not to let the liquid burn her tongue. She perused the menu in front of her. It made a lot of promises. Hashbrowns, best in town. Belgian waffles, big as
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Confessions of a hopeless romantic

Students’ names have been changed or withheld in order to protect their privacy. Love struck unexpectedly during my freshman year of college. As I waited in line outside of my dorm to receive my room number on the first day of school, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It
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