What better way to kick off #ValentinesDay weekend than with a #BarnardLove story? Madeline Taylor ‘16 and Lhana Ormenyi ‘17 were recently f…

What better way to kick off #ValentinesDay weekend than with a #BarnardLove story? Madeline Taylor ‘16 and Lhana Ormenyi ‘17 were recently featured in the New York Times “Tiny Love Stories” series. Read their story below. 💙

“We took a course at Barnard about the birds of New York. Before a quiz, I made a GarageBand track with bird names and Audubon recordings. ‘Blue jay.’ ‘Tufted titmouse.’ I wrote, then rewrote, an email to Lhana: ‘In case this helps you study for the quiz!’ She didn’t respond. But after we took the quiz on a windy day in Jamaica Bay, she sat next to me on the bus to Manhattan and said thanks. Years later, I proposed to her while playing the bird songs over speakers in an empty theater. When she said yes, my heart soared.” — Madeline Taylor ‘16.