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Ask Emma: I’m stressed about finals

If finals has you stressed, this week's Ask Emma is made just for you.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Dear Emma, I am super stressed for finals weeks — way more stressed than I normally am for finals. I think it’s a combination of online learning and just existing during a global pandemic. My classes...

Ask Emma: I lost all my motivation

As students log into Zoom again this week for classes, Emma sheds light on how to maintain momentum to finish out the semester.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

Dear Emma, I had a really relaxing Thanksgiving break, but now I don’t have the motivation to do my classwork. I lost all the momentum I had going into the break, so now I’m worried about finishing...

Ask Emma: How do I build community as an RA?

Living in a residence hall this year is far from the normal college student experience. Emma gives advice to one RA about building community with their residents.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m an RA on campus, and I’m really struggling to build a sense of community on my floor. I feel like a lot of residents see RAs as the police, and they have trouble trusting us. I really...

Ask Emma: I can’t make up my mind

If you're thinking about reaching out to someone you've stopped talking to on a dating app, Emma said to think about your reasoning for wanting to reach out.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

Dear Emma, I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about a text conversation I wanted to escape. I followed your advice and told them directly I wanted to stop texting. At the rate things were going, I...

Ask Emma: I can’t stay awake

Emma has advice to those struggling to keep their eyes open during Zoom lectures. It includes staying hydrated and trying to limit your naps to 20 minutes.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a problem. I can’t seem to stay awake during the day. I want to pay attention to my Zoom classes, but I can barely keep my eyes open. Thankfully, I have enough sense to turn my camera...

Ask Emma: I got ghosted

If you've used a dating app, there's a good chance you've been ghosted before. Emma tells readers to respect boundaries and to not make assumptions when you don't get a response back from someone.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 25, 2020

Dear Emma, I got ghosted, and I don’t know what I did wrong. I was talking to this person on an internet dating website, and I felt like the conversation was going really well. I’m not sure what...

COLUMN: Allyship in the digital age

Digital allyship is a constant learning process, which can be achieved by being aware of the media you consume and signing petitions.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen columnist October 18, 2020

The social justice protests over the summer brought allyship and activism to the forefront of conversations on social media. I had several questions about becoming an ally and realized it is not as...

Ask Emma: How do I stop this text conversation?

With the multitude of dating apps available nowadays, losing interest in a potential date is common. Emma gives advice on how to let the person down easy.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2020

Dear Emma, I recently connected with this person over an internet dating site. At first we hit it off, but then the conversation started going downhill. There’s nothing, in particular, I can identify...

Ask Emma: I failed a test

No one likes to see an F on a test, paper or assignment. However, Emma has some tips on how to bounce back from a not-so-desirable grade.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 11, 2020

Dear Emma, I just got a test grade back and found out I failed … hard. I’ve never failed a test before, and I don’t know what to do. This kind of feels like the end of the world, or maybe just...

Ask Emma: I need tips to break up the monotony

With COVID-19 limiting options for social interaction, Emma gives tips on how to keep away boredom. Some activities include going on daily walks and having a fall photoshoot.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2020

Dear Emma, My days are all starting to run together. I am so bored, I can’t even express it.  I go to classes. I eat. I sleep. I repeat. I need something to break up the monotony. Any tips (other...

Ask Emma: Who do I ask for a letter of recommendation?

If you're thinking about applying for graduate school, it's more than likely that you'll need to ask a professor or mentor to be a reference. Emma gives tips and tricks on how to go about asking for a recommendation letter.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 20, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m applying to graduate school this year. I feel like I am a qualified candidate — except for my letters of recommendation. It isn’t that I don’t get along with people or people...

How to support farmers market vendors

When you shop at local farmers markets, you could have access to fresher food. You also have the chance to support vendors, like Omache Farms and Smoot's Flavor Farm.
MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen columnist September 13, 2020

People should keep their purchases local and learn where food comes from as local farmers markets on the Palouse continue running weekly through October. The Pullman Farmers Market occurs from 3:30-6:30...

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