Editors’ note: Valentine’s Day Issue

When we are little, we are told stories about cupid and his bow. Ultimately, this sets the tone for how we perceive Valentine’s Day. Once silly concepts such as crushes soon transform into hookups and romantic partnerships.  There is no denying that love is central to Valentine’s Day. After all,
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Photo of writer Lucas Yen and his friends

Dear Friend: A personal essay

dear friend, i’ve been trying to figure out how to talk to you… delete   dear friend, i saw this thing that reminded me of you… delete   dear friend, i miss you… delete   Growing up, the worst punishment my parents could give me was making me stay indoors.
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