Columbia Sweethearts: the Texan Freshmen
Written by Bwog Staff
It seems everyone’s lookin‘ for a little lovin‘ at Columbia these days. People also do a lot of whining at this school that they’ll never find love. Bwog is here to prove those people kind-of-wrong! Believe it or not, people find their life long mates here! Even Hawkma rides the wings of love. In this installment of College Sweethearts, meet Skylar and Duncan, two Texan freshmen who prove the Lone Star state isn’t so lonely after all. Raphaelle Debenedetti reports…
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How did you guys meet?
Skylar: We are both from Houston, Texas and we met at the Houston acceptance Columbia reception on April 10, 2010.
Duncan: Yeah, I probably wouldn’t have started a relationship if I didn’t know we were both going to be at Columbia.
So because you both live in Houston, have your families met?
S: Yeah. our families have spent quite a bit of time together, we have a brother and sister in common who are the same age and have a lot in common, and they are friends (just friends, not dating!). Our parents all really like each other.
D: Yeah your mom was with my mom like two days ago.
S: Our moms hung out two days ago in Houston. It’s cute. It makes it easier since we are both really big family people—
D: We put family first.
S: Family is really important.
What’s it like being one of the only successful freshmen couples here?
D: It’s weird because people always ask us awkward questions like—
S: “Did y’all just meet here? You’re already dating?”
D: And we have to repeat the story all over again.
S: And some are like “Oh so you guys applied together, how cute!”
D: There’s actually another couple on campus that met exactly the same way.
What activities do you do at Columbia?
S: Yeah, what activities do you do?
D: What do I do? I play football.
S: And I’m in a musical. And we’re contributors and copy editors at The Federalist.
D: Well she’s a copy editor—
S: And he’s a contributor.
Do these activities give you any time to spend together?
D: Well they kind of separate us, but we see each other quite often, as often as possible.
S: We try to eat together as often as we can, because that’s an easy time—we both have to eat during the day!
D: It’s a good coincidence we have time in common. If I would have had more choice, since I have football, on what time to set my classes, I would have tried to get more time together though.
What do you do to see each other more often?
D: Catching movies, going downtown—
S: We walk around.
D: We swing dance!
S: Yeah, and we took some salsa dancing classes.
D: She’s teaching me how to play the piano, and we play guitar together.
What’s your favorite song to play together?
S: Well, considering I only know like three songs… I’m not very good at the guitar, but he’s really good.
D: Well she knows how to play “Black Bird” a lot better than I do, so we play that together. It sounds really nice. But we like playing other songs—
S: We are really disgustingly cute. People hate us for it! We sing to each other too.
Could you name each other’s favorite movies?
D: Yes! Moulin Rouge definitely.
S: That’s unfair! It’s sitting upstairs on my shelf!
D: You’re turn. Do my favorite movie now.
S: Well you don’t—
D: Yeah I don’t—
S: You don’t have a favorite movie really.
D: Yeah I’m just like “I love that movie” all the time! Just pick one, and if it’s one I really like I’ll just say its my favorite.
S: You love Snatch.
D: Okay that’s good!
So will you guys see each other over the breaks?
D: Yes definitely.
S: It’s awesome that we get to see each other back home.
D: Well we are still going to spend half the holidays with our families.
S: But our families are going to do joint festivities since they get along really well.
What are your biggest differences?
D: Differences happen in relationship, but nothing to fight about. If you can understand them and talk about them, it’s all good.
S: Our biggest differences are that we wish we could be more like the other person. Like, he’s really relaxed all the time and I’m high stressed all the time. I wish I could be more chilled about everything, but he calms me down when I’m stressed.
D: But she’s a lot more devoted to things, like doing work, being a really good student and successful because of the work she puts in to it. I hope it rubs off on me a little bit.
You stole my next “favorite thing about each other” question. Any thing
else about you two you want to add?
D: We make each other things all the time.
S: Yeah! Like I needle pointed him a belt. I’m currently knitting him a scarf and needle pointing him a Christmas socking. I cook for him. I bake him cookies—