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Real (Love) Talk Monday: Can LDR’s Really Work?

For many, college years mean an inevitable Long Distance Relationship. Whether, you want to keep your high school sweetheart or you’re simply dating someone from another school, geographical inconvenience is something you’ll have to deal with.

Do they think they can work? Apparently, a lot of people are willing to give it a try. Here are some of the highlights from OKCupid.com’s survey results, based on the responses of 1,000 singles:

— 65% of those polled said they have been in a long-distance relationship, and 75% say these relationships can work

— 19% of the singles polled said they'd be willing to hop on a plane for that all important first date

— 50% of respondents said that instant messaging is the long-distance MVP for keeping in touch with your special someone; snail mail is out, with only 3% saying they'd send a letter to keep in touch

— 27% of those polled said they'd seriously consider starting a relationship with someone 100 miles away

Chic Role Model: Beyonce

"Behind the flawless hair, famous designer clothes and fabulous shoes, I think there’s a lot more to Beyonce that helps her stand out as a role model in a culture diluted with negative images of women. She is a role-model, not because she’s some brazen star out to make a scene, but because she is a scene."

Mizz Rajul's Game of Love: Too Close for Comfort?

Whether you're in a relationship, or even just "talking" to someone, how much time can you spend with the person without...err how do I put this delicately? Getting sick of them?

When my girlfriends and I discuss this, I always get one "I never get sick of spending time with my boo" response. But me, I like to space it out. I guess I have a very male perspective on it. I hate being suffocated!

I feel like the space issue is so different for females and males. Do women want men around more than vice versa? And does that cause fights? Because it has in my personal experiences (I was the one who had to the tell the dude to let me breathe!)

Mizz Rajul’s Game of Love: Too Close for Comfort?

Whether you're in a relationship, or even just "talking" to someone, how much time can you spend with the person without...err how do I put this delicately? Getting sick of them?

When my girlfriends and I discuss this, I always get one "I never get sick of spending time with my boo" response. But me, I like to space it out. I guess I have a very male perspective on it. I hate being suffocated!

I feel like the space issue is so different for females and males. Do women want men around more than vice versa? And does that cause fights? Because it has in my personal experiences (I was the one who had to the tell the dude to let me breathe!)

Hot Topic Thursday: Can We Move Forward?

As we find out exactly how premeditated the shootings at Virginia Tech were, it becomes painfully obvious that the teasing and harassment pushed the gunman over the edge. I mean, there’s no justification to taking someone’s life but I feel like this could have been prevented.

Everyone reading this blog right now can recall a time when they’ve felt violated, insulted or teased because something about them is different. But luckily, we were probably able to brush it off. When it’s a constant source of pain, can someone really brush it off?

In the aftermath of this horrible violent act, we can’t let the innocent students' lives be lost in vain. Cherish your friends and family, keep an open mind about the differences you see in others and pay attention when someone is silently screaming for help.

Check out the latest developments on this story at Yahoo

Style Wednesday: Say Word?

As an English major - words are delicious to me, so I especially love this new trend. Designer Janna Connor of Los Angeles conceptualized these bangles by clipping typography from French, Spanish, and Chinese fashion magazines, waterproofing the paper, then lacquering them onto silver and gold rings of different sizes and widths.

Ta-da! Simple, sexy and intellectual - can it get any better? Daily Candy has raved about them, so if you're interested, visit ravinstyle.com

Mike Brown and the Older Woman

Mike Brown gives his take on what it's like to be in a relationship with an older woman. He enjoyed the "no-strings-attached" attitude she carried.

Protecting Your Financial Future

Identity theft happens to everyone and may cause major damage to your credit scores. Take precaution with your credit by checking it regularly and staying on top of your finances.

Tragedy Unfolds at Virginia Tech

As the country, especially its college students, continue to mourn the devastating events at Virigina Polytechnic Institute - the story begins to unfold.

The gunman who took 32 lives, including his own, is now identified as Cho Seung-Hui, 23, a South Korean who was a resident alien in the United States; also an English major in his senior year at Virginia Tech.

What kind of rage must have he been witholding to commit such a horrific crime? And could anything have prevented this from happening? Classes at the college have been cancelled for the rest of the week and students are grieving and trying their best to support each other emotionally.

Find out more details...Read the New York Times story. All of us at University Chic hold the students at Virginia Tech in our thoughts and prayers.

Real Talk Monday: Tragedy Hits Virginia Tech Campus

Just this morning, tragedy hit Virginia Tech’s campus as a gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom, killing at least 30 people (that’s the number officials have so far). The gunman was killed, too but it’s still unclear whether the police took his life or if he shot himself.

Details are still being investigated, but this is definitely one of those worst mass shootings in U.S. history. And although we see a lot of sad events on the news everyday, this kind of thing really hits home because so many of us consider campus grounds to be a place of safety and comfort.

Read more: Yahoo Story