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Ask Emma: I want to get a dog

Dogs are great companions and deserve a forever home, but don’t get one if you can’t provide that.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

Dear Emma, Everyone I know has a dog or is getting one. I really want one but am living at home and haven’t been able to convince my mom yet. I keep suggesting that I can take it back to school with me, but she still doesn’t like it.  Any tips on how to show her this is a good idea? Sinc...

Ask Emma: How do I know if I’ve found ‘the one’?

If you feel like giving up on your love life, take a moment to read Ask Emma's advice. She suggests to get rid of unrealistic expectations set by movies.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 22, 2020

Dear Emma, How do you know that the person you're talking to is ‘the one’? I've had multiple failed attempts in the past, and to be honest, I'm gradually starting to lose all the hope, energy and sanity I have left.  Don't get me wrong—I know that I don't need a significant other to complete me. I just don't want ...

Ask Emma: Should I pursue my passion?

Writing with a deadline can help you learn to be comfortable with imperfect writing, Emma says.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Dear Emma, I love creative writing and I consider it my passion but am always really nervous to show people my work because I’m a perfectionist. I’m afraid my writing will seem silly or incomplete, no matter how much time I have spent on it.  If I was a bit better, I might actually try to mak...

Ask Emma: I don’t know what to expect if I start school in the fall

As high school seniors graduate this spring and decide whether to attend WSU in the fall, a lot of unknowns are still up in the air. Emma advises seniors to keep tabs on the latest updates from the university.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m going to be a freshman at WSU in the fall and I’m worried about what classes are going to be like. I was already nervous to transition from high school to college, but that was before everything happened with the pandemic. My parents suggested I take a gap year. I would rather ...

Ask Emma: I broke my foot and can’t do any of my summer plans

Being injured might feel like it's ruining your summer, but that doesn't have to be the case. Emma has suggestions for activities that are still possible despite the circumstances.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 31, 2020

Dear Emma, I am living in Pullman for the summer and I recently broke my foot. I’m not taking summer classes or working right now; I decided to stay because I am still paying rent and a few of my friends are also here. I had a lot of things planned — mainly outdoor activities that are OK with ...

Ask Emma: How do I cure summer boredom?

Times like this may leave you feeling like there's nothing to do, but Emma has some ideas to occupy your time.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 26, 2020

Dear Emma, I’ve been at home for a couple months now. Spring semester is done and I’m not taking summer classes. I am running out of things to do, other than watching Netflix. Any tips to cure boredom or make me feel productive? Sincerely, “Cabin Fever” Dear Cabin Fever, Who k...

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