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Best. Campus. Proposal. Ever.


Our vote for best marriage proposal on campus goes to Derek Lachine, Artsci’13, Ed’14. Derek recently became ­engaged to Jessica Pickles, Artsci’11, Ed’14, in the place where they first met three years ago. Jessica writes, “I was picked up after work on November 23rd by our mutual friend from out of town, so I knew immediately something was up.” The friend handed Jessica a letter and the Christmas sweater she was wearing the night she and Derek first met. The letter said that she had to solve some riddles to get to the evening’s eventual destination, and the sweater, her friend said, “had to be put on.” As Jessica solved each riddle, she was guided from one location to the next, each one a memorable spot for her and Derek.

Jessica went from Lemoine’s Point to Duncan McArthur Hall to a Starbucks near campus, then on to the Queen’s Pub and, finally, Stauffer Library. “At each location one of my very close friends was waiting to give me my next clue. I ended up on the second floor of Stauffer ­Library in almost the exact same spot where we had met while pulling all-nighters for our final fall exams in 2010; and that’s where Derek popped the question!”

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