The Daily Evergreen

If finals has you stressed, this week's Ask Emma is made just for you.

Ask Emma: I’m stressed about finals

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...

As students log into Zoom again this week for classes, Emma sheds light on how to maintain momentum to finish out the semester.

Ask Emma: I lost all my motivation

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Ask Emma: I can’t make up my mind

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...

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.

Ask Emma: I can’t stay awake

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...

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.

Ask Emma: I got ghosted

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 26, 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...

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.

Ask Emma: How do I stop this text conversation?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 19, 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...

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.

Ask Emma: I failed a test

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 12, 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...

If you're worried COVID-19 is putting a damper on your love life, Emma has some date ideas you can do around the Palouse.

Ask Emma: What are some COVID-safe date ideas?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 5, 2020

Dear Emma, I recently started dating this girl who I really like. I want to take her on some fun dates, but I’m worried about COVID-19 and being safe while we’re out. Normally, I would do something...

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.

Ask Emma: I need tips to break up the monotony

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 28, 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...

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.

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

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 21, 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...

Finding the right balance between school, work and personal time is hard. Emma tackles this topic by suggesting people to intentionally set certain hours to relax and unwind.

Ask Emma: I need a better work-life balance

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist September 17, 2020

Dear Emma,  I'm really struggling to maintain my work-life boundaries, and I’m not really sure the best way to go about fixing that. It's pretty much impossible to take a day off from my job, although...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The student voice of Washington State University since 1895
advice