Abby Pluff and her very best friend Bridget Early, staring lovingly into each others’ eyes. Photo by Julian Cirnigliaro. ABIGAIL PLUFF | OPINION CO-EDITOR | firstname.lastname@example.org Abby, Right now you’re seventeen. You can’t vote or drink or rent an apartment. Lottery tickets? Also no. I know you feel lost and scared. College is overwhelming, Ross…
Being five minutes away from those you care most about at any time is a feeling that will most likely not come again for many of us. Making the most of this opportunity will make our impending separations so much easier.
Feeling sad about the lack of true snow days thanks to Zoom University? You’re not alone. Abby is here to commiserate with a silly obituary and some tips to get you through.
I think you should skip your family’s Thanksgiving and come to my Friendsgiving instead. It’s Bring Your Own Mask, and there will be more than enough food to go around. Fair warning though, if a Thanksgiving dinner that is both gluten- and meat-free is more offensive to you than your distant cousins’ political beliefs, you may just want to bite the bullet and go home instead.
You should never feel guilt for not sharing your story with anyone, especially in an academic or classroom setting. It is yours and yours alone, and you get to choose what to do with it.
Social distancing can feel pretty lonely in this age of coronavirus. It doesn’t have to, though! Abby’s here to help with some ideas to help you keep in touch with your loved ones, even though you can’t squeeze them in person.
It can be tricky to find people who are willing and able to meet your standards. However, Abby’s here to stress that your standards aren’t too high. Sometimes, people just suck. It’s time to let these people go.
Have you ever met a dog on the street and simply not been able to contain yourself? Welcome to the club. This behavior isn’t outlandish or weird, but rather beneficial for both the human and dog involved. Pet away!
Abby’s back to recommend three strategies to find your coziest self on these long winter days. Cozy gals are happy gals, and you deserve to be happy!
Pushing through the first few weeks of second semester can be a struggle, especially when the sun seems to have entirely given up on shining. With just a tiny change in perspective, though, Abby knows you’ll all make it the most successful semester yet.