“Getting back into the swing has been hard, so here’s what I’ve done to help myself succeed in this second semester.”
Ask Abby: Cover your cough
“It’s sick season, baby, and you know what that means: nobody has a voice, everyone is coughing and your bed has never called your name louder.”
Ask Abby: Learning how to juggle
You can do it all — just maybe not at the same time.
Senior Send-off: A love letter to my first-year self
Opinion Co-Editor Abby Pluff writes a letter to her first-year self.
Ask Abby: How to make the best of the time you have left with your friends before graduation
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.
Ask Abby: Snow days, may they rest in peace!
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.
Ask Abby: How to Thanksgiving with your family post-election
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.
Ask Abby: Your trauma does not have to be educational
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.
Ask Abby: Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation
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.
Ask Abby: Show up or show yourself out
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.