Articles tagged: love


Language lessons from my grandmother

For the next year, my grandmother lived with my family to help raise my sister and me. Her gentle touch and her kind eyes grew familiar, so much so that I would often mistake her for my Mamu. It only made sense that my first word was addressed to her: “Aama,” which in Nepali, means “mother” and not “grandmother.” She wore the title proudly, like a pageant sash. I’d like to think this was the beginning, that the first word that spilled out of my mouth was in my mother tongue—a phrase dedicated to the woman who meant the most to me, yet I called her the wrong name. This is a story about words: the ones that were shared, others that were lost in translation, and some that never needed to be spoken aloud.

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Heartstopper season two is tender and unapologetically queer

In Heartstopper season two, high schoolers Nick and Charlie learn to navigate something entirely new: sincere and unapologetic queer love

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A Playlist of Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

Because who’s actually celebrating anyway? I feel like most holidays (at least here in the United States) are commercialized to the point they don’t even seem real. Valentine’s Day is... Read more


The Georgetown Marriage Pact: A match made in data?

More than 2,300 Hoyas took a chance to find their match through the Georgetown Marriage Pact in March, with varying degrees of success.


Let’s Stop Pretending Dating Shows are About Love

Love is Blind is perhaps the most perplexing T.V. show I have ever seen.  First of all, the phrase itself has been grossly misinterpreted (pretty sure blind love is about... Read more


Two Cents: Episode 2 – In Over My Head

In this episode, Sky and Eli give advice on nosy significant others, loud upstairs neighbors, and aggressive cockroach enthusiasts. To submit your own request for advice, fill out this form.


What Is Love #3: Self Care w/ Corina Lobo

Welcome back to “What Is Love,” affectionately known as WIL. We invite you to engage more deeply, by listening weekly, following our instagram @wil_podcast, and attending one of our social... Read more


If You Like It, Consider Not Putting a Ring On It

Two Voice writers trade takes. This week’s topic: marriage. Paul: Marriage is an institution of fear, not of love. Since its inception, the institution of marriage has been deeply interwoven... Read more


What Is Love #2: How to Love

Welcome back to What Is Love, affectionately known as WIL, a podcast and project series rooted in the intellectual exploration of love and empowerment. We invite you to engage more... Read more


What is Love #1: Self-Love

Welcome to “What Is Love,” affectionately known as WIL, a podcast and project series rooted in the intellectual exploration of love and empowerment. We invite you to engage more deeply, by listening weekly, following our... Read more


Lessons From Literature: Selfish Love

  “So long as one is happy, one can endure any discipline: it was unhappiness that broke down the habits of work … I became aware that our love was... Read more

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Love On The Hilltop: In Love With Love

“I’ve been in love with love, and the idea of something binding us together. You know that love is strong enough.” (The Mowgli’s – San Francisco) I am in love with... Read more

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Love on the Hilltop: Love at First Lick

Mollie’s piece is one in a series of articles titled “Love on the Hilltop,” that will run until Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a bond with a person, place, or keepsake, these articles highlight the... Read more

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The Weekly List: Love Machine

Everyone’s busy making plans for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re settling in for a night with a loved one or preparing for a night of sweat and regret with a stranger,... Read more