Love & Romance

DU students battle distance

Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss– Unknown

Marian, a DU freshman, skypes with her long distance boyfriend, Brad.

College, in risk of sounding cliche, is a time for many to learn and grow. Many students are taken from the comfort and familiarity of the home they’ve known for 18 years and thrown into a new environment, living with a complete stranger, and surrounded by people they have never met. But, for some students there was the reassurance of having a significant other just a phone call or a text message away. According to USA Today at least half of college students are in a long distance relationship and at least 75% will be involved in one at some point.

Many students come into their freshman year still dating their high school sweethearts, others are elementary crushes just recently acted on, and some are new found romances. Continue reading