Ask Away

An anonymous advice column for helpful answers to Blugolds’ pressing questions

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Hello all you beautiful Blugolds and welcome to the fall semester! And when I say welcome, I mean I’m cordially inviting you all to nearly four months of (self-induced) stress, procrastination that you’ll regret later and caffeine binges that verge on unhealthy — aka “college.”

As you read this I’m sure some of you are shaking your heads confused because you, my friends, are always well-rested, have your assignments turned in early and don’t need a caffeine source to function. Kudos to you. I will not waste precious minutes of my day trying to understand how in the heck you manage your precious existence.

For those of you who found yourselves relating to the former quip on somewhat of a spiritual level, then you have come to the right place. Right here each week I’m going to be tackling all the struggles, frustrations and conundrums currently taking place in your millennial lives via the advice column, “Ask Away.”

After much debate over what to title this column I’ve decided on Ask Away because it sounds a lot like the title of the movie “Cast Away” and I would rather you all ask a living, breathing human for advice than resort to pouring out your soul to an inanimate object like a volleyball. If you completely missed that reference, I feel sorry for you.

Yes friends, this is the place to inquire about your dating life (or lack thereof), what you should do about your roommate who never does their freaking dishes (guilty) or maybe how to deal when everything I mentioned at the top gets to be too much because it happens to all of us at some point. No topic is off limits. Just try your best to be appropriate because only serious questions will be answered (what a fun-sucker, I know).

I’m here to help you through all the weirdness, uncertainty and downright “Idk wtf to do” moments that encompass your college experience and if you’re questioning my credibility then I don’t blame you. Rest assured I’ll do my best to help you out whether it be using resources or personal experience, because no, you’re not the only one who’s been personally victimized by Regina George.

I might not help you cure cancer but I may be able to help you laugh your way out of an awkward situation or give you the push you need to handle a sticky subject. Either way I genuinely look forward to hearing from you.

You can submit your questions using the anonymous online link, which will be open and shared with you all soon, or the old-fashioned way via the newspaper covered box right outside The Spectator office in Hibbard Humanities Hall.

Each week your questions will be sifted through and tackled a handful at a time, so stay tuned and be sure to follow along online and once a month in print.

Good luck to you all with your first week of classes and I look forward to receiving your questions.