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that (parties are) not the right place
to meet people. Everyone knows that
you're looking for something. The
guys are looking, the girls are look-
ing, and it makes it all that much
Ruschiensky, who works as a wait-
ress at Scorekeepers, said a number
of people come to the bar each week
with the intention of meeting people.
At closing time at Scorekeepers, the
DJ acknowledges the students' inten-
tions in his nightly farewell, she said.
The DJ says: "If you haven't hooked
up yet, you're not going to, so go
Although Li-Hsing Chou, an LSA
junior and a member of the Alpha
Kappa Delta Phi sorority, met her
boyfriend through a fraternity/soror-
ity exchange, she said class is a bet-
ter place to meet.
"I think the best way to meet peo-
ple is in classes. You have more in,
common and it's less superficial,"
Patty Aquino, an LSA first-year
student and one of Chou's sorority
sisters, agreed. "At a party, people
are always trying to impress, and
there is always alcohol," Aquino
LSA first-year student Phil LaFata
shared a similar view.
"The best place to meet someone
is at a church function. You meet
someone at a frat party and they're
going to be drunk and they won't be
looking for a wholesome relation-
ship. They just want a hook-up."
LaFata said. "And that's not what I
Mike King, an LSA sophomore
and member of the Kappa Sigma fra-
ternity, who broke up with his girl-
friend two weeks ago and is ventur-
ing out into the dating scene again,
said he is already fed up with the
"I hear the best place is in your dis-
cussion section, or lecture hall. But
that's not working for me," King said.
So move over, party-goers. As King
said, "I'm heading toward the party
John Vasquez, who is the tempo-
rary office manager of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs,
said that it is hard - especially for
members of the gay community - to
meet people on campus.
"I went to the Nectarine and the
bars when I first came here, but now
I don't like going to the /aut/ bar or
the Nectarine on Tuesdays and
Fridays," Vasquez said. "On campus,
I met a lot of people through organi-
zations, like QUP."
Some students, like Mohan, said
that she and her friends don't need to
leave their residence hall.
"It's so easy to meet people in a
dorm. And it's so easy to date people
in your dorm. It's just like '90210.'
Dorms are like soap operas - 'As
the Dorm Turns."'
Despite the hype surrounding the
holiday of passion and romance, many
University students said that they do
not have spectacular or particularly
Music senior Kristin Martin said
that she and her boyfriend of four-
and-a-half years do not have any-
thing out of the ordinary planned.
"We are going to go to the UMS
concert that night," Martin said.
"But Josh has never been into cele-
Couples at the University can celebrate their love this Valentine's Day.
No matter who they are or how they met their partners, students can always
express their love with a single red rose.
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brating things on the day; he likes to
do things more spontaneously."
Christine Reins, an Architecture
said that she and
other don't have
anything special meet Pe
planned as well. Ias
Valentine's Day is
"just one of those m
fun things that you
can do, but it's not and jt'
a date marked on
the calendar," super'fic
But there are
others on campus
who still consider
Feb. 14 special.
Vasquez, who said he is not in a
relationship at the moment and has no
kind of awkward.
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"It's a holiday. It
Some of the peo-
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Valentine's Day plans, said that, for the
gay community, "Valentine's Day is
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