A Love Letter To West Chester University

A Love Letter To West Chester University

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To my dearly beloved,

Since the first day we came in contact I knew we were meant to be. You are beautiful, fun, comforting, and reliable. Whenever I need something to do to clear my head, I can always turn to you. Whether it’s a night out in the town, a run to de-stress from a heavy homework week, or a walk through south campus to appreciate nature, you’re constantly there with the right answer. Sometimes I get frustrated with you, but, as the saying goes, you love someone despite their imperfections. I will love you through your drastically uneven sidewalks, even though it keeps me from wearing my favorite heels, and I will love you through snow days, even though the cold is unbearable and the icy roads are disastrous.

My favorite thing about you, West Chester University, is that you are always so positive. You hold the kindest of people…students, professors, and staff, although sometimes the Sykes workers can give a bit of attitude. The food you make for me is absolutely delicious. There isn’t one pizza place that you should not take pride in. Not to mention, the delivery hours being super convenient for those late night study breaks. Honestly, it’s a little bothersome you don’t have a Wawa closer to the campus, but 7-11 will do.

It’s a shame that none of your houses have built-in air conditioning, but bonding during heat waves brings me closer to my roommates than ever before, and I didn’t think that was possible. You will forever hold a key to my mind and a place in my heart. On my worst days, I know you will be there ready to cheer me up, especially on the weekends. Being able to walk from friends house to friends house is another one of my favorite things about you. Because of you I can keep all of my friends close in distance and close in my heart.

On rainy days, you provide me with the best baked-ziti and garlic knots in the state, and on sunny days you give me motivation to run, a positive attitude, and sensational “dages.” The people within you are the best in the world. They have become my second family, and they too appreciate you to your entirety. We always talk about how wonderful you are and that we wouldn’t be anywhere without you as a main part of our lives. It has come to my attention, with the effects of times, that I wont be able to be with you forever, which makes me beyond depressed. However, I will make sure I take full advantage of having you in my life for the time we do have together.

Every side of you is physically gorgeous. You are my happy place. You are my home away from home, and you have provided me with the people I love most in my life. Thank you for a wonderful 2 years, and for many more to come.

With all of my heart,

Jessica Dyrek

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Sweet Potatoes Are The Most Underrated Vegetable Of All Time

Everything you need to know about the pieces of edible gold we call "sweet potatoes" and why they will always perish over any plain old potato.

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The potato. The heart of the American food industry. A versatile vegetable crop soaked in grease that brings us some of our favorite appetizers and sides. From french fries, to curly fries, to tater tots, to baked potatoes, to hash browns, this hallowed vegetable has become the Johnny Depp of the vegetable family. Now, we are all aware that the configurations of potatoes are limitless, but we commonly disregard the potato's delicious and neglected brother: the sweet potato. I, a credible food connoisseur and highly experienced eater, am here to tell you why you are missing out on a world of flavor if you choose to dismiss the beloved sweet potato and its many entities.

Let me first start this tirade by proving to you my credibility...I, too, once believed that regular french fries were better than sweet potato fries. I scoffed at the idea of choosing those ridiculous orange sticks over my tried-and-true plain boys. I could not be convinced that any sweetness should impede on my savory snacks.

These were dark times.

It was not until a mere month ago that my mind was changed forever.

It was a sunny (scary) Sunday morning, and my pounding head led me on a mission to indulge myself in the finest breakfast foods. I entered my favorite breakfast diner, Angelo's, and waited anxiously for my waiter to stroll over. She filled our water cups and asked if we wanted to start with any appetizers. Before my stingy self could even decline the offer, my best friend ordered a round of sweet potato fries for the table and the waiter scurried away. I stared blankly at her for a solid minute. I could not wrap my head around the concept of munching on sweet potato fries at 8 in the morning. She just stared back and said, "Trust me." Suddenly, a tray of blood orange sticks and a mysterious tan sauce appeared in front of my face. As much as I wanted to ponder the morality of this decision, the hunger began to take over, and I shoved one of the fries into my mouth.

In an instant, it was as if time and space had lost all meaning. When my teeth hit the fry, the perfectly crusted outer shell crunched softly making a sound much like your foot crushing a dried leaf. The now exposed inside of the fry was the perfect blend of mush and warmth that felt like your mouth was receiving a hug. The flavor...unbelievable. It didn't take me long to realize that this wasn't a fry — this was a culinary experience. This fry single-handedly blew the roof off of any predisposed ideas I had about American cuisine.

I am well aware that my fry experience cannot be simulated again by any average food-goer, but I challenge you, the reader of this article, to get out there and enjoy a sweet potato in any form. Stray from your basic fries or tater tots and dabble in a sweet treat which will undoubtedly bring you flavorful satisfaction.

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