Valentines Day Ideas For Your BGSU Falcon Flame

14 Of The Best Places To Take Your Falcon Flame This Valentine's Day in BG

Take your sweetie somewhere sweet.


Valentine's Day can be an incredibly romantic day to spend with your special someone or to chill with your friends or alone. It's a day to appreciate those who you love, whoever that may be. So if you should find yourself hitting the streets of Bowling Green, Ohio this Valentine's Day, here are the absolute best places to take a date or have a date night with yourself or with your friends this year.

1. Kermit's

Kermit's is hands-down the best place for breakfast in BG. It's off campus and an incredibly affordable and delicious place to get a lot of good breakfast food. If you go for breakfast instead of dinner as well, you can avoid all of the Valentine's Day traffic in the evening and stay in for a nice night of movies or other festivities.

2. Grounds For Thought

There is really no one who can find a better coffee shop in Bowling Green than Grounds For Thought. It's got great beverages and it's a great environment. There's plenty of places to hang out and who doesn't love a good book store? Take your date here and you won't regret it.

3. Plastic Shatners Show

This is actually on Friday, February 15th, but you certainly shouldn't miss it! The Plastic Shatners are "BG's premiere short-form improv comedy group" and they're hilarious. Come with a date or come alone; you'll have a great time as long as you go! It's their first show of the semester, it's free and in Education 115 at 7 p.m. on 2/15/19. Don't miss it!

4. Easystreet Cafe

Easystreet Cafe is a tasty little spot downtown that offers great food in an interesting atmosphere. It's a little on the pricier side, but it's still a very affordable place to take your date this Valentine's Day.

5. A saxophone recital by a BG student

At BG, we are lucky enough to have concerts year-round presented by our very own students in the Musical Arts department. Student Jake Smith will be performing a saxophone recital this Valentine's Day in the Bryan Recital Hall in the Moore Musical Arts Center at 8 p.m. Come support a fellow Falcon and check it out!

6. Sam B's

Sam B's is a really great restaurant across the street from Grounds For Thought. It's pretty expensive, but the food is great. If you're really looking for a fancy place to impress your date this year, Sam B's might be the place for you.

7. Cinemark

One of BG's most hidden gems is the Cinemark. It's located inside BG's rather unique mall. While the mall at its former glory was probably a great place to hang out, it now stands mostly abandoned except for a seemingly empty daycare and some kind of heavy metal church that now reside inside. The Cinemark is undoubtedly the best part of the remaining mall. They offer pretty good movie rates and special discounted days. Grab some tickets and come see a movie this V-Day!

8. Black Swamp Pub

This is BG's only on-campus sit-down restaurant. The food is incredible and they accept our meal plan's Falcon Dollars as payment. If you're on-campus, you don't even have to break the bank for the holiday this year!

9. Karaoke Night at 149

Karaoke Night is probably the best night of the week at 149 downtown. If you're looking to get more into the nightlife scene this Valentine's Day, go to 149 for good music and good karaoke to follow.

10. Stone's Throw

Stone's Throw is closer to campus but is by far my favorite restaurant in BG. It's an Irish restaurant with tons of good food and a bar. It's moderately priced and certainly worth checking out this Valentine's Day.

11. Go for a walk around campus

BGSU's campus is beautiful, and as long as weather permits, taking a walk is a free way to spend some time with someone meaningful. My favorite path is out by the pond by the rec and the field house. In the early evening, it's really pretty.

12. Al Mar bowling alley

Al Mar is BG's bowling alley. If you want to have a classic date that throws back to all those birthday parties from your childhood, order a pizza and knock down some pins at this BG hotspot.

13. Ice skating

On Friday, Feb 15, there will be public skating at the Slater Family Ice Arena starting at 7 p.m. Ice skating is such a cute date and it's so much fun. This is a super fun on-campus activity for the night after Valentine's Day.

14. University Seal

If you're really ready to commit to your falcon flame, you can try and uphold BG's Falcon Flames tradition at midnight on Valentine's Day. One of the traditions of the seal says that if you kiss your Falcon Flame on the seal at midnight, you'll soon be married. However, be careful! If you are holding hands and let go to walk around opposite sides of the seal, tradition says that you'll soon break up.

Whatever you do this Valentine's Day, I hope that you have a lot of fun with someone who means a lot to you (even if that's yourself)!

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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

You can thank me later.

It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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Whether Your Perpetually Single Or Married AF, Here Are 5 Easy Things To Do This Valentine's Day

Make the perfect day even more special.


The day that is full of love, smiles, and red faces. Valentine's Day! This is such a beautiful day because there are many people showcasing their love for one another, or people embracing to tell their biggest secret to someone (their crush). This day is one of my favorite holidays and I love how people make others feel especially special on this day. There are many things to do on Valentine's Day, but if you're single or in a relationship, I have the perfect things to do.

1. The Stars.

This may seem corny, but taking the time to sit outside at 7 p.m. to look at the stars is lovely. Having that time to communicate with your significant other is relaxing and peaceful. This is a great way to enjoy each other's company and to cherish a moment of relaxation.

2. Yum, Num, Yum.

Of course, I was going to tell you to go out to eat. Taking that time to eat dinner with your significant other is important. You can have that moment in time to just express why you love that person and you can do it over a great dinner. If you're not feeling anything fancy, choose a different type of scenery. Instead of prime ribs and asparagus, go get some good 'ole fashioned wings, ribs or a juicy burger. Step outside of the box.

3. Game Night.

Having a game night with your significant other is not traditional at all, that's why you should do it. Monopoly, Chess, Checkers, Dance Dance Revolution. These are all great games to play with your significant other. Having that time to laugh and relieve stress with one another can really help you mentally. It may seem childish, but it is something different and is not a part of the status quo.

4. If you're single,  mingle.

For all my single souls, it's okay not being in a relationship on Valentine's Day. There're still things for you to do. You can go out with your other single friends an enjoy their company. You can even try speed dating. Movie night by yourself isn't too bad neither, I've done it before and it is quite peaceful. Treating your mom, dad or siblings is not ideal, but it will make their day. Valentine's Day can be spent with anyone, not just someone you have "feelings" for.


There will probably be love movie marathons playing on TV the entire week of Valentine's Day. Enjoy a "chick flick" with your girls or guys. I know it may seem lame, but movie night is the best type of night to spend with family & friends. One of my favorite movies is Valentine's Day. It's such an awesome movie that focuses on a range of people and their Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is the time to show everyone you care for that you love them. Whether you show them in small gestures or big gestures. You can give people thank you cards or send them a basket of edible arrangement. This is the day of love. Let this be the day that you embrace love, in every aspect that you can embrace it in.


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