Written by: Cate Talaue
Great news, Badgers! There is only one week left until we can welcome in February Reading Week with open arms.
Some of us will probably be heading home, spending quality time with our hometown friends and family, while others may be staying local to participate in Brock Alternative Reading Week Niagara and giving back to the community.
On the other hand, Valentine’s Day is also approaching, and with that comes a load of red, pink and white, candy hearts and chocolate kisses, roses and rose petals scattered on the Thistle floor thanks to UNICEF Brock’s Valentine’s Day Roses event happening next week.
However, the nature surrounding Valentine’s Day should focus on all of your relationships, be it romantic, familial, platonic or professional and as you continue to interact with different Brock individuals, these relationships have the opportunity to grow and flourish.
Student Life is all about enhancing the student experience, so why not hear from your fellow Badgers on how to create and sustain meaningful relationships here on campus and beyond?
Here’s what they had to say:
- “If you need to put in time and effort for your relationship, you can’t just expect them to work on your schedule alone. You also need to understand that you’re in university and people get busy, but it’s up to both of you to find time for each other.” – Taylor Wilcox, Concurrent Education
- For my all my friendships and my relationship with my boyfriend, truthful communication is key. It’s better to tell them something that’s bugging you right away instead of just avoiding the problem.” – Madi Fuller, Political Science
- “I keep surprising my girlfriend as much as I can. I buy her spontaneous presents and we go on spontaneous trips, sometimes I hide things around her apartment, and so on. If the excitement is still there, the relationship stays in that ‘honeymoon’ phase” – Steven Sazant, Sport Management
- “All of your relationships are really about being patient and realizing that everyone has their own battles, and if we can just understand each other and find a common ground, there’s plenty of room to grow.” – Chrizanna D’Silva, Business Communications
- “I know this sounds counterintuitive but spending some time apart is also crucial. You don’t want to run out of things to talk about so by spending even just a few hours apart, it makes the time you do spend together more meaningful and exciting.” – Asmir Basic, Medical Sciences
Keep spreading the love, Badgers!