Missed Connections: Spotted…

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.

Dear hallmate,

You know that group interest meeting we went to? Would you mind if I told you I went because I was interested in you?

—of course I came here for the activism


I really like

the top floor of Cornell.

I think you do too.

We should talk about it sometime.

Or whisper.



You were in McCabe,

relaxed at a first floor computer. Black and white striped sweater. Printing. Printing. Printing. I got a few extra cups of coffee just so I could walk by and smile.



A red-haired beauty

lives across the hall from me.

Name rhymes with “shaggy tree.”

—One syllable extra never hurt a haiku…?


“A Friend,”

I haven’t seen you on campus much this semester. You should think about taking more history classes. Maybe HIST 037.

—Your “Friend”



Am I the only one who still doesn’t know who all those pirates were a few missed connections ago?

—Can I Please Get the Memo?


saw you in fi sci you looked pretty good



you budged

me at salad bar. you wanted mushrooms. for you, I didn’t mind.

—cut anytime


Send us your own wish-they-had-happeneds: missed.connections@daily.swarthmore.edu


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