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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Saying goodbye can be hard, but Ask Emma is here to help.

Ask Emma: I’m not ready to leave Pullman

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor December 9, 2021

Dear Emma, I am graduating this semester. I’ve had an awesome four years at WSU (minus the pandemic parts). While I’m really excited to be done with school, I just can’t imagine leaving all the...

Sometimes the mountains keep calling your name, despite any responsibilities you may have.

Ask Emma: I want to run away before finals

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor December 2, 2021

Dear Emma, Sometimes I feel the inexplicable urge to run into the woods and never come back. Is that normal? Nothing is going horribly wrong in my life right now, but there is something alluring about...

Are politics seeping into your living situation? Ask Emma has some advice on how to navigate that tricky situation.

Ask Emma: How do I handle political conversations with my roommates?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 19, 2021

Dear Emma, I have several roommates. We get along pretty well — except when it comes to political conversations. I don’t want to get into our different ideologies, but we very much differ when it...

Having trouble finishing the last stretch before Thanksgiving Break? Ask Emma has some advice for you. Stay strong, Cougs.

Ask Emma: I’m struggling to make it to Thanksgiving break

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor November 12, 2021

Dear Emma, We are so close to Thanksgiving break, but I'm really struggling to make it through these last couple weeks. I'm feeling so exhausted and anxious. Everything — school, work, being with...

Time to break out those puffy jackets and snow boots — winter is coming.

Ask Emma: How do I get ready for the cold weather?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 13, 2021

Dear Emma, This is my first year on campus, and I did not expect the weather to be the way it is in Pullman. I’m from Western Washington where it rains most of the fall, winter and spring. But in...

Feeling overwhelmed these days? Ask Emma may be able to help.

Ask Emma: I am so overwhelmed. Can you help?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 29, 2021

Dear Emma, I am overwhelmed. Like, so overwhelmed I can’t even describe how overwhelmed I am. My classes, two jobs and relatively non-existent personal life are making me super stressed. I feel on...

There are steps you can take to support your loved one struggling with mental illness.

Ask Emma: How do I help my loved one struggling with depression?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2021

Dear Emma, My significant other has depression. It was under control for a while, but it seems extra bad lately. I want to help them, but I have no idea what to do. I have never experienced what they...

Many students are feeling exhausted now that school is back in person. This week, Ask Emma has some useful tips to get back to feeling energized.

Ask Emma: Coming back to school has made me exhausted

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 8, 2021

Dear Emma, I am exhausted. I forgot how much effort it takes to go to school and interact with people all day, not to mention all the hills I have to walk up every time I go to class. I’m used to...

They say the heart wants what the heart wants. But what do you do if that happens to be your coworker?

Ask Emma: How do I keep my work relationship professional?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 1, 2021

Dear Emma, I have developed a close personal relationship with one of my coworkers. That was fine for a while, but I am starting to develop feelings for this person. I don’t know how to keep our interactions...

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Ask Emma: How do I interact normally with other people?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 25, 2021

Dear Emma, I am super awkward. I need all the help you can give me to improve my social interactions. My social anxiety has been through the roof since COVID hit, and I’m afraid my classmates and...

When in doubt, ask for help, and not just from Emma. Questions can be submitted to emma.ledbetter@wsu.edu.

Ask Emma: Surviving freshman year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 18, 2021

Dear incoming students, I know this can be a particularly challenging time in your life. You’re living on your own for (probably) the first time, and you just survived a global pandemic. Pat yourself...

Boundaries should be maintained in this type of situation.

Ask Emma: I think I experienced ‘love at first sight’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor July 20, 2021

Dear Emma, I recently went on vacation and met this amazing person. We had a magical encounter, and I really fell for them. Love at first sight? It sure seemed like it. Unfortunately, they were not...

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