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Advice from the Editors

Advice from the Editors

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

September 4, 2017

Welcome to another semester filled with books, new memories and a life of bleeding purple. Coming to a college campus for the first time can be both a terrifying and exciting experience — sometimes both. Adjusting to the campus culture, a new lifestyle and a busy schedule are all challenges faced ...

Dear Ellie: Setting rules for your roomate

Ellie Weidner, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

Dear Sam R., In answer to your question, it really depends on the type of people you and your roommate are. Some people can’t take subtle hints and some aren’t good at giving them. When it comes to studying, the UW-Whitewater Library is open Sunday through Thursday until 2 a.m. and your dorm ...

Dear Ellie: Drifting apart from a friend

Ellie Weidner, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Dear Evan M. I’m so sorry to hear that. It’s always sad to see friendships fall apart. One thing that everyone should start to learn is that there are several stages of life and sometimes during the changes of stages, we lose some people who are important to us. This is a natural occurrence, ...

Dear Ellie: Procrastination Contemplation

Ellie Weidner, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016

Procrastination is a problem that, unfortunately, many of us struggle with. I have had many issues putting off what I need to do as much as I can. Here are a few things that have helped me lessen my procrastination, along with suggestions from my friends. Organize a group study. Make some friends in your c...

A writer’s advice: how to beat writer’s block

November 17, 2015

Commentary by Jalen Cole Nov. 17, 2015 Don’t you just hate when you’re writing a paper and you get stuck on a sentence? This can be caused by two things: One, you didn’t prepare properly before writing the paper, or, two, there’s a thought in your head that you can’t put into words. If you’r...

Bad luck expert turns fails into wisdom

September 30, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Editor in Chief I have been a beacon of questionable luck my entire life. There was the time I pooped my pants at Wal-Mart, slipped at graduation, fell down the stairs at the Wisconsin State Capital, lost permanent feeling of my lower lip. Sure, I’m a champ at the ga...

Ask Alyssa: Implementing eco-friendly practices to the work room

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"]Q: There’s no emphasis on recycling where I work. How can I bring up being more eco-friendly to my workplace when I’m not in a leadership position? [/typography]   A: Making a change in the w...

Ask Alyssa: Whitewater fun without the drinking

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"]Q: How can I have fun in Whitewater without heading to the bars? [/typography]   A: Being in college, it may seem like the only thing to do on the weekends to have fun is to go out drinking. Whether you are ...

Ask Alyssa: Spring Break or naw?

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"]Q: I work instead of travel during spring break. People say I’m missing out on the college experience. True? [/typography]   A: It seems every college student plans  an amazing spring break tr...

Ask Alyssa: Roommate troubles?

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"] What to do if my roommates are not respectful of my space? I don’t want to lose my friends, but I’m going insane. [/typography]   A: Everyone deserves their own space in order to feel comfor...

Ask Alyssa: Weekends home or on campus?

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen [typography font="Cantarell" size="25" size_format="px"] I want to have a social life in college, but I love going home on the weekends. Is it possible to have both? [/typography]   A: It’s hard being away from home when you’re not sleeping in a c...

Ask Alyssa: How to handle long distance love

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 By Alyssa Kirchen Q: How do I deal with a long distance relationship while in college? A: Long distance relationships are hard in any circumstance. Whether you are a few hours away or across the country, you have to work really hard at maintaining a connection. I was in a l...

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