In the darkened HUB Lyceum on Thursday night, supportive snaps periodically filled the room as one by one, 10 students stood on the stage and told their personal stories. They each spoke a word at the beginning of the night, setting the scene, and filling the “blank” in “The ____ Monologues.”
Maria Semple is possibly the most successful Seattle transplant around. After moving from Los Angeles eight years ago, she took her initial dislike of the city and wrote the book “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” about a woman who also moves to Seattle from LA, and absolutely, hilariously, and hysterically, hates her new home. She rants about private-school parents, Microsoft, and the dreary environment, saying things most of us have thought at some point during a bad mood.
As Valentine’s Day nears and college students everywhere are asking themselves, “What am I doing with my life?” and specifically, “What am I doing in my love life?” this seems a good time to ponder the question together.
I unabashedly love Valentine’s Day, and if you try any of the tired old arguments on me for why it’s terrible, I won’t care a whit. Love is great and beautiful, and I am giving everyone valentines this year with Hello Kitty on them.
On Wednesday afternoon, faculty panelists gathered in the Walker-Ames Room in Kane Hall to discuss a new faculty salary proposal that would reward improvement and hard work, and guarantee regular inflation-adjusted salary increases.