Editor’s Note: Love is in the Air

Dear Readers,

Be it with best friends, siblings, significant others, or even oneself, love is in the air this February at Illinois. No matter what they might tell you, everyone can always use a little love, especially with it being almost a year into the pandemic. This month’s issue of The Spread can help you deliver in a variety of creative ways.

Look forward to plenty of articles to ensure you have a great Valentine’s Day and an exciting February. For those not sure what to get their makeup-obsessed partners, check out this piece on potential gifts. Read up on some articles for self-reflection, like this one on love languages to find out what makes you feel the most loved or this one on how to love yourself. If you are looking to go out for Valentine’s Day, read about some COVID-friendly date ideas as well as the best deals and festive treats at restaurants and go with a partner. Readers who would rather stay in should invest some time in whipping up these Galentine’s Day desserts and watching the top rom-coms according to us.

With so many attractive articles in this issue, you will be spending all month perusing and enjoying them. Take your time, share with your friends, and re-read your favorites — this issue isn’t going anywhere. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Rachel King, Editor-in-Chief

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