How to Have a Great Valentine’s Day 2014

by Molly Scott

Make this your love boat.

I think it’s safe to say that people generally either love or hate Valentine’s Day. The madness of the “holiday” has already begun in most stores (proof: half of Duane Reade has been taken over by red and pink heart-shaped goodies). No matter what your opinion is, we’ve created a list of some things to do with your significant other, your friends, and other fun picks to make your February 14th the best it’s ever been!

Go out and enjoy it! Whether you’re going out with your partner or a group of friends, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night so get out and have fun. If you’re looking for a romantic location, TimeOut New York has come up with the best cheap romantic restaurants in NYC. The list includes: Corsino, El Quinto Pino, Esperanto, Kashkaval, Le Barricou, Mesa Coyoacan, Moustache, and Northern Spy Food Co.

Take a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Bundle up and take the 1 Train all the way down to South Ferry – the terminal is literally right there. It’s a free ride and the views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty are beautiful (and oh so romantic too). Check the schedule for departures.

Go bowling! This is a great activity for both a group of friends and as a couple. Some bowling alleys in Manhattan include Bowlmor, Lucky Strike, and Frames, and they have restaurants and bars too! Be sure to make a reservation ASAP though (they fill up quickly).

Host a Galentine’s Day! On Thursday night, February 13, honor Leslie Knope’s brilliant idea of Galentine’s Day by celebrating your amazing girlfriends with a gathering that features tons of food! It’s a fun way to appreciate one another and take your mind off Valentine’s Day in general.

Go wild with the desserts and sweets. If all else fails (or even if it doesn’t), dessert is always a good idea. TimeOut New York also came out with a list of amazing NYC bakeries that carry delicious Valentine’s Day treats: Baked by Melissa, Jacques Torres Chocolate, MacarOn Café, Billy’s Bakery (a personal favorite of mine), La Maison du Chocolat, and Max Brenner. There’s also Mondel Chocolates only a few blocks away. Last resort – there’s a ton of candy and chocolate being sold at pharmacies everywhere.

Molly Scott is a junior at Barnard and Senior Editor of The Nine Ways of Knowing.

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TONIGHT: The Nine Ways of Knowing General Interest Meeting

Interested in writing, blogging, photography, and social media? Spend way too much time on websites like Tumblr and Buzzfeed? Want to have your opinions heard in the Barnard community? Then come to The Nine Ways of Knowing Fall 2013 General Interest Meeting, tonight at 9pm in room 302 of the Diana Center! As an added bonus, there will be pizza!

The Nine Ways of Knowing is the only publication dedicated to the issues, events, and opinions of the Barnard campus published on a daily basis. Every week, our staff meets to discuss what’s been happening on campus, in New York, and around the world. While we are happy to pitch ideas for the staff, we encourage our writers to pursue their own interests when writing. Many of our staff members cover subjects that are important to them, including food, music, politics, health and wellness, and popular culture. We aim to represent the diversity of opinion on Barnard’s campus and no experience is necessary.

This will be us at the General Interest Meeting.

If you can’t make the General Interest Meeting tonight, we will be meeting in room 302 of the Diana every Sunday at 9pm throughout the semester. Feel free to shoot us an email at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com to demonstrate your interest.

We hope to see you tonight with an open mind and an empty stomach. And if you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on our many social media platforms:

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Blogluv,
Laura K. Garrison
Editor-in-Chief
The Nine Ways of Knowing

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TONIGHT: The Nine Ways of Knowing General Interest Meeting

Study snacks! Omnomnomnom.
The Nine Ways of Knowing is having our General Interest meeting tonight at 9pm, in the Anna Quindlen Room of the Diana Center (when you walk into Liz’s place, it’s the first door on your right).
Check after the page break for more information about the blog and being a staff-member.

And yes, there will be an air swimmer!!!! (see YouTube video above)


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The blog is currently looking for writers, photographers, web-designers, social media gurus, and any willing to contribute to our goal of broadcasting the voice of Barnard students!

In case you don’t know, the blog is Barnard’s only student-run daily publication. We cover interests and opinions of very diverse body of Barnard students, which gives our staff a lot of freedom to write about whatever it is that they’re interested in. We’re a very new organization, which really means that our writers and new staff members have a chance to leave their mark on the blog and a SGA-recognized organization.

We’ve had a lot of people start their own columns about particular topics that interested them (for example, food, local music scenes around Columbia, popular music, wellness, politics, etc.), or create their own positions of benefit to the blog. From a journalistic perspective, we are often challenged with covering sensitive and current issues around Columbia’s campus and the city at large. Unlike other publications around campus, we are very open to covering events happening around the city in the right context. Also, if someone doesn’t know what they’d like to write about, we’re usually able to help our writers find a topic that they’d be interested in covering.

If you’re unable to make it, but would still like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com! And if you are ever moved to write about an issue that you are passionate about, feel free to email us about it. We often accept guest contributions to platform other people’s thoughts and opinions!

Thanks for your interest!
Olivia Goldman
Editor-in-Chief of The Nine Ways of Knowing

TONIGHT: The Nine Ways of Knowing General Interest Meeting

The Nine Ways of Knowing is having our General Interest meeting tonight at 9pm, in the Anna Quindlen Room of the Diana Center (when you walk into Liz’s place, it’s the first door on your right).
Check after the page break for more information about the blog and being a staff-member.


———-
The blog is currently looking for writers, photographers, web-designers, social media gurus, and any willing to contribute to our goal of broadcasting the voice of Barnard students!

In case you don’t know, the blog is Barnard’s only student-run daily publication. We cover interests and opinions of very diverse body of Barnard students, which gives our staff a lot of freedom to write about whatever it is that they’re interested in. We’re a very new organization (started only a little over a year ago and fully recognized by SGA only this semester), which really means that our writers and new staff members have a chance to leave their mark on the blog and a SGA-recognized organization.

We’ve had a lot of people start their own columns about particular topics that interested them (for example, food, local music scenes around Columbia, popular music, wellness, politics, etc.), or create their own positions of benefit to the blog. From a journalistic perspective, we are often challenged with covering sensitive and current issues around Columbia’s campus and the city at large. Unlike other publications around campus, we are very open to covering events happening around the city in the right context. Also, if someone doesn’t know what they’d like to write about, we’re usually able to help our writers find a topic that they’d be interested in covering.

If you’re unable to make it, but would still like to get involved, please don’t hesitate to email us at ninewaysofknowing@gmail.com! And if you are ever moved to write about an issue that you are passionate about, feel free to email us about it. We often accept guest contributions to platform other people’s thoughts and opinions!

Thanks for your interest!
Olivia Goldman
Editor-in-Chief of The Nine Ways of Knowing