To Cuff or not to Cuff


Timeline of cuffing season

While the Fall Season may have officially started on the 22nd of September, the bone chilling cold of October and November has informally marked the start of Cuffing Season. Cuffing Season, for those unfamiliar with the term, is defined by Urban Dictionary as: “During the Fall and Winter months people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves along with the rest of the world desiring to be ‘Cuffed’ or tied down by a serious relationship. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.” To cuff or not to cuff, that is the question. While some might argue that high school romance is a waste of time, it does provide developmental experience in interaction with the preferred sex, and thus serves a valuable role in maturation from adolescence to adulthood. It can also be very entertaining for connoisseurs of melodrama who crave something far more exciting than Netflix. 

Timeline of cuffing season


For those who wish to seek distractions from unrequited love, football season is in full swing. Pair that with the occasional weekday NBA game or an annual hunt for the perfect Black Friday deal, and love soon becomes an afterthought. Candle making could also be a fun time to keep your mind busy and body lukewarm. Day time television is always there to keep me company through the long and lonely winter, so maybe tune in to Judge Judy if times get truly desperate.

I. Am. In. AWE.

Maury Povich is also going as strong as ever in season 24.


I aspire to look as good as my main man MAURICE

Not only will these fashion icons make you feel like part of the family, but also inspire you to action when faced with their incredible work ethic. Maury has been on the air since 1991 and Judy since 1996. Let that sink in.


While love may be in the air, at Magnet many raptors have found themselves shackled to their textbooks studying for exams instead of settling down and nesting for the winter with a warm body. In order to help promote some fraternization, or more, among the student body, The Talon’s very own Matchmaker form was sent out recently. With more than 130 responses, it certainly took lots of careful thought and detailed analysis of the brief answers in order to pair as many as we could. Unfortunately, due to a large gender imbalance of responses, many girls will not be receiving a notification of a match, but stay tuned for a potential second chance at love soon. Whatever or whoever you decide to pursue in times of cold weather, stay safe.