When I was in the ninth grade, my English class divided into two teams and debated whether or not “Romeo and Juliet” was a love story or a lust story for our final exam. A cynical 14 year old, I argued for lust. My team lost and ever since then I’ve reassessed love.
Amidst the aftermath of Valentine’s Day and the preparations of the “Love and Lust” launch party less than two days away, I asked several Student Media staff members their opinion of love and lust: Love or lust? What is love?
“Lust…at this point in my life,” said Myrriah Gossett, District News Editor. “Love is being able to stay friends even through the worst of things.”
“Love,” said SCAD Radio General Manager Caila Brown. “Love is putting up with all my bad puns.”
“Love,” said Tiffany Cullen, District Outreach Editor. “Love is complete trust in someone.”
“Love,” said Katelan Cunningham, District Arts and Entertainment Editor. “Love is…I haven’t forgotten about love. I’m still thinking on it.”
“Love,” said Jen Sparkman, SCAD Radio Training Assistant. “Love is spontaneous, creative and loyal.”
“A combination of the two,” said Victoria Phetmisy. “Love is a moment of clarity. It’s when you start caring more
about someone else rather than yourself.”
“Lusty love,” said District Copy Editor Ben Wright. “You know love without lust isn’t love at all. Love is an extendable hyperbolic, insane, phatasmagorical, mythical, preposterous, wonderful suspension of disbelief.
“Love,” said Logan Best, Student Media Web Director. “Love is…Can I phone a friend?”
“Love,” said District Quarterly Art Director Gillian Grawey. “Love is trust.”
“Love,” said SCAD Radio DJ Jake Allen. “Love is the person who will erase your hard drive when you die.”
“Love,” said District Editor-in-Chief Travis Walters. “Love is a series of chemical reactions designed to rob you of your common sense in an effort to further the species.”
District Quarterly launches the winter quarter issue, “Love & Lust” Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Contact Deanne Revel.