Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | The Cavalier Daily
LGBT | Organization distributes free ‘Love is Love’ shirts Continued from page A8 effort. “We’re able to make sure the entire school is benefitting from
what we’re doing this year,” said GLAD president Ori Dekel, a second-year Darden student. “In the past, we’ve just taken the iconic photo of everyone [in their shirts]
on the Darden steps, but this year it’s been really important to us to reach out to the entire U.Va. community.” This year, GLAD is offering
space training, movie screenings and numerous panels to all who want to attend. The LGBT Resource Center plans to continue handing out free Love
is Love t-shirts in Newcomb 435 through Feb. 14 and encourages students to wear them on Valentine’s Day to heighten awareness and show support.
Horowitz | February Sundays: a University-wide tragedy Continued from page A8 to discover: Who puked in the hallway? Most people have it all wrong. They assume libraries, sidewalks and dining halls are for people watching. On weekdays, maybe. Sundays, however, are an entirely different story. Sundays are for listening. And just for you, dear readers, I offer you a few snippets of the conversations I overheard this fine weekend past. They went something like this. “Woah [female dog], you know I don’t have $10. I just bought a [bodily excrement]-ton of [hemp] from [name removed to protect privacy].” “Naw, [name removed to protect privacy] never made it
home last night. Of course, he was [copulating with] that [garden tool].” “Did you finish your problem set?” It was bad. This made me wonder — why does it seem the student body takes belligerence to a whole new level this time of year? Is there something about February that makes the heart tear asunder, something about the looming presence of one St. Valentine that makes the liquor quickly fly off the shelves? Reflecting, I decided yes. If February were an M&M, it would be the brown one. If it were a shoe, it would be a Croc. If it were a member of the University Board of Visitors, it would be Rector Helen Dragas.
U.Va. does not like February. Neither do I. It’s around this time of year the most depressing brand of winter weariness really sets in. The skies are numbingly gray. The stockings still hanging in our dorm room have gone from festive to eau de trailer park. And to top it all off, I’ve taken to counting the veins on my left arm to help me fall asleep for my naps. I am actually that pale. Now, don’t be presumptive and assume that I merely hate dear February because of a V-day. February was the Virginia Tech of calendar months long before Valentine’s Day ever came around. There’s even a Facebook page for it, cleverly titled “I hate February
for reasons other than Valentine’s Day.” It has 74 likes. It’s quite a movement. Personally, I’m pretty neutral about Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s just a pagan holiday formerly known as Lupercalia, in which a bunch of bachelors would each choose a young girl’s name out of an urn and then marry her. I have no reason to be bitter about it — word on the cobblestone street is these marriages were pretty successful. To say the least, they were more successful than marriages stemming from the urn pick’s modern counterpart: “The Bachelor.” This may be because girls with one arm and anyone named Tierra are not allowed to put their names in the urn.
Anyways, I have Tinder. And if that’s not love, I don’t know what is. So though I’m fine, I understand that you, loyal readers, are not. I heard you talking this weekend, and I know you’ve seen better days. I know you’re really wishing you hadn’t cozied up with Nate/Natalie right now — and the omelet man knows too. You really shouldn’t talk so loud. We both agree, however, there’s no reason for such negativity every Sunday. Tomorrow’s a new day. Monday, actually. Which means it’s probably going to be even worse. Julia’s column runs biweekly Tuesdays. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albracht | Proposed changes merit serious consideration Continued from page A8 without a doubt. I have about 50 more questions to throw at you and only about 100 words. My point is really to show you this
is not a black and white, right or wrong issue. Most people agree the system needs to change, and I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to take a moment to think seriously about what
form this change should take. We are questioning the structure of a pillar of this institution — one that has united almost every student who’s ever attended Mr. Jefferson’s University, from Poe
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to Couric to Fey to all of us here now and in the future. This decision may not have specific consequences for you personally, but it has the potential to affect the future of our school — something
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we all should be invested in. Anne-Marie’s column runs biweekly Tuesdays. She can be reached at a.albracht@ cavalierdaily.com.