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What's the best way to start liking conflict? Do you become a ball of fire, or simply learn to speak up?

SATIRE: (Don’t) Ask Gemma: How to deal with work-related conflict

EMMA LEDBETTER and DIANA RIOS March 17, 2021

Dear Emma, I am a very passive, conflict-averse person. My employment makes it hard to be both of those things and still do a good job. I need to figure out how to like conflict — and fast. A few...

Getting over an ex is difficult. Journaling, talking to someone and practicing mindfulness can help ease the pain of a break-up.

Ask Emma: I need help getting over my ex

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief February 23, 2021

Dear Emma, I dated this person on and off for four years, and I just found out they are dating someone else. Needless to say, I am distraught. Sure, we were “off” at the time they started dating...

Keeping a level head is very important. Even if you and your employer have conflicting personalities.

Ask Emma: I need a better working relationship with my boss

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief February 11, 2021

Dear Emma, I don’t get along with my boss. It makes doing my job really difficult. I try to be professional around them, but it is really hard sometimes. I feel like I am constantly walking on eggshells.  Do...

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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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 editor-in-chief 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...

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