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Elizabeth McNamara

A Hopeless Romantic’s Guide to Valentine’s Day.

Feb. 14 is here

Every year we get reminded early about our relationships- or lack of relationships. Some may have the loves of their lives to spend the day with, but there are many of us girls who don’t know what to do. Personally, I think Valentine’s Day is a great day because it’s an excuse to eat a lot of candy. Now, that’s my kind of holiday!

Instead of searching for a random guy to take you out, stick with your girls and have the best Valentine’s Day ever.

1. Buy all the chocolate on the shelves. It’s usually discounted, so stalk up!
2. Watch sad movies like “The Vow,” “The Notebook” or “A Walk to Remember” with your girls. Only they understand the beauty of these masterpieces.
3. Light aromatherapy candles because they help relax you and make your place smell great.
4. It never hurts to have an amazing meal here or there. Get a group of girls and go out for some authentic sushi! Yum!
5. Spa night? I think yes. Grab those mud-masks and nail polish. What guy would ever do this with you? Consider yourself lucky.
6. Make a bunch of desserts because you don’t have to share with a guy who will eat all of them.
7. Shopping … given!
8. Blast Taylor Swift and dance around in your room. This will help you realize how lucky you are that you don’t have “boy drama.”
9. Isn’t Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday this year? Homework needs to get done, and its obvious people who had dates will not get to do it.
10. Just realize that you are so independent that guys are just intimidated by it because you just had the best Valentine’s Day ever without one.

Even though a date is what every girl wants on this Feb. 14, consider it a bonus that you don’t. I could think of a million more things to do tomorrow, and that’s what the best part of it is. It’s just another day. Live it up.

Quack attack

University of Oregon 2012

2012 has been a hectic year for the Oregon Ducks. Kicking off the year in Southern California, the Ducks did not disappoint their thousands of fans. Students seem to be flooding the city of Eugene, given the number of applications the university has recieved for the up-coming year has skyrocketed. While the weather may be gloomy up in Eugene, that doesn’t affect Oregon University’s shining future.

Within the past few years, Oregon University has become a household name. Before, this recognition was only a dream. Now, Oregon has grown to be a nationally known school with great academics and athletics.
There was a scare for Oregon when talks circulated of their winning coach, Chip Kelly, leaving the school for the NFL. Fortunately, Chip has the Ducks backs (as does Nike chairman ‘Uncle’ Phil Knight).  Oregon might have lost a few outstanding players to the NFL draft, but their recruiting class and the players they have left should still be able to maintain a winning streak.

The one amazing thing people love about Oregon is that it’s actually not about how many games the school wins. It’s about how its fans rally behind the school to be known and heard. Duck fans are hardcore fans, and even if you do not love the Ducks, a stop by the Autzen Stadium for one game will instantly change your mind.

Keep your eye out for the PAC-12 school. It’s guaranteed not disappoint.