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Love Advice #6

Question: I’m afraid I’m going to die alone, What do I do?

Everyone feels like they will never find love once in awhile, but never fear. There are so many people who could be out there. As long as you are open to all of the possibilities, you will easily be able to find someone who will last. Try to do activities or get a job that keeps you out of the house as you will focus less on your loneliness and more on the other activities. For example, when I was feeling lonely, I got a job at a local grocery store and did some volunteering for local charity groups. Also, you can try to discuss your feelings with a counselor or psychiatrist to try to pinpoint reasons why you might feel that way. Just try to find a healthy way to combat your loneliness and you will be in a much better place. However, even if you aren’t able to find that special someone, you will always have family and friends so you will never be completely alone.

Sincerely,

4-2

 

Love Advice #5

Question: How do I tell a guy he is forever in the friendzone?

First of all, determine what might be leading the guy on in the first place. If you’re expressing any signs of false hope, you might want to change the way you two interact. Now honestly, the ways I have handled friendzoning in the past was the genius idea of just completely ignoring the guy. This one guy and I always had great conversations, but I was afraid he was getting the wrong idea, so I kept one-wording him IN REAL LIFE. I mean it worked, he progressively started talking to me less until he even stopped saying hi to me in the hallway. I don’t want anyone to think I just “assumed” he was starting to like me. Basically, he did something really stupid and embarrassing on his part that I won’t reveal for the confidentiality aspect.

I don’t recommend you using my approach if you don’t want to ruin a perfectly good friendship. I’m telling you the honest truth, THE ONLY WAY TO FRIENDZONE IS TO BE AS DIRECT AS POSSIBLE. Guys will not get the idea unless you express to them honestly there is 100% disinterest. If you’re unsure about your feelings, don’t confuse him, figure it out before you talk to him. Lastly, if a situation results in the end of your friendship, you are better off because it is less stressful for both of you.

 

Sincerely,

18-10

Love Advice #4

Question: How do I get a prom date?

First off, let me name the known difficulties of getting a prom date. Obviously the first is actually getting a date. You really can’t just expect a random guy/girl to ask you to prom. Your prom date should most likely be someone you’re fairly acquainted with. Plus, imagine how awkward it would be going to prom with someone you barely talked to in your high school years. I wouldn’t put up a Craigslist advertising you need a prom date, but maybe hint in conversation you’re going alone. It really depends what guy/girl you’re interested in going with and if they reciprocate the feeling. If all hope is lost, go with a friend! No awkward vibes there, unless they have a date. Then I would recommend just floating around prom, so you would never completely be by yourself.

From the other side of the spectrum, if you’re going prompose, make sure that the person is also interested in going with you. Ask either the person’s friends or even them themselves. A promposal is never completely unexpected even if it seems like that, usually girls know who are going to ask them. Make sure the other person will say yes, because a rejection would be awkward and humiliating. Also, make sure the promposal is relatable to the other person. Honestly, I would be sold if someone asked me in a creative way to prom with gummies. Lastly, make sure you don’t ask someone at the last minute. Prom takes planning, such as buying dresses, scheduling nail appointments, etc. Someone might reject the idea of going to prom simply because it is just too last minute to even stress over.

Anyway, sometimes it is better just to enjoy prom with friends over a date. So don’t worry/stress over it!

Sincerely,

18-10

Love Advice #3

Question: Why do boys like playing games?
There is a misconception that every boy is in it for the same reasons. Some guys can be amazing to you and those are the ones that you should give chances to you. Don’t ever settle for a guy who does not treat you right; it’s 50% your fault for 100% staying committed to the relationship. Determine whether you are putting in 90% of the effort in trying to get with the guys you are interested in or if it is an equal split. If he is making you offended, he is not recommended. Just keep these options in mind and the men you know will not seem like they are playing games, or at least you won’t be tolerant to the ones who do.

Sincerely,

4-2

Horoscopes (Week of April 24, 2017)

By Felicity Koch

Capricorn (Jan. 20 – Feb. 15) – Today you’re at level 10 of brains, wit and energy. This would be a great time to work on a major cleaning. It’s high time you got rid of that dead weight or those unused things weighing you down. Your clarity on what’s valuable and what isn’t, just can’t be beat. Trust yourself. Get a fresh start and you’ll be ready for success.

Aquarius (Feb. 16 – March 10) – Your intelligence, emotional and intellectual, is up. It’s so high, in fact, that you’re able to analyze any situation in an instant. So trust your first impressions. No matter how much other people try to change your mind. If a Han Solo (a charmer, for non Star Wars Fans) has everyone else fooled, that’s their problem. You’re not about to join the blind followers.

Pisces (March 11 – April 17) – This is a time for selfless action. You need to turn away from your personal worries and put yourself at someone else’s disposal. Talk to a friend who’s been going through a lot and ask them if you can do anything to help. Your gestures of compassion are powerful. Now is not the time to keep track of the favors you grant. It will all come back to you.

Aries (April 18 – May 12) – It might do you some good to step back from your crowd of friends and look at things from an outsider’s view. You’ll finally see things as they are, which will either reinforce what you wanted, or make you feel like changes are in order. If it’s the second, don’t worry. Do what’s right, and don’t shy away from explaining yourself.

Taurus (May 13 – June 20) – As the leader in a group, you need to take into thought what it is the rest of the group want. Being the boss doesn’t mean you get to do whatever! It means you have to what is best for the group. Try to be sensitive to the people who don’t know what’s going on. You have to bring them up to speed. By the end, everyone will be working together.

Gemini (June 21 – July 19) – No matter how tempting it might be to make one last, strong push toward the finish line, try not to force things any further. You’re where you need to be, no matter how impatient you may be. Not everyone is on the same timetable. You need to be mindful of that fact. Wait for your partners to catch up to you.

Cancer (July 20 – Aug. 19) – Focus on completing a project. You’ve been able to enjoy freedom of thought lately, and good for you for letting your mind wander to new territory. You need to build on the experiences you’ve had and pinpoint the one thing that deserves your energy right now. Your mind is as sharp as a razor, and whether the task you choose is as simple as shopping for a birthday present you’ll do it quickly.

Leo (Aug. 10 – Sept. 15) – If one of your friends has been holding out on you, they’ll come clean and let you in on what’s been going on. You’ll find that your suspicions were right on, but you might want to act surprised. It’ll be much more fun! A celebration may be in order, so have some suggestions in your mind.

Virgo (Sept. 16 – Oct. 29) – Get as active as possible. Your mood will be greatly improved by raising your heartbeat. So walk instead of ride. Get on your bike instead of into your car. If you continue with these small changes, you’ll start to notice changes. Mental and physical ones. Every day, there are chances to better your health. You just need to take them.

Libra (Oct. 30 – Nov. 22) – Isn’t it amazing that when you finally get around to cleaning out your closet and you end up throwing out more than you ever knew you had? Promise yourself that you’ll never let your unused stuff pile up like that! Also clean out your emotional closet. Many feelings, grudges or regrets are there and they’re doing you no good. Let these things pass away. You’ll be amazed at how much lighter you feel.

Scorpio (Nov. 23 – Dec. 6) – Where do you fit into your community? Do you want your role to grow, or shrink? These types of questions will be on your mind. As you get older, your sense of connection with the people around you is becoming more important. Find out how you can get involved in a neighborhood group,or just a social club of people who share your common interests.
Sagittarius (Dec. 7 – Jan. 19) – There can be no such thing as too much happiness in life, although the amount of happy energy coming your way could overwhelm you. You’re lucky you have problems like this, so be grateful for the embarrassment of stuff you’re currently enjoying. Reaching out to other people is important, since you have so much positive energy to share.

Love Advice #2

Do opposites attract?


Opposites in personality can attract in certain situations, but you need patience. From personal experience, it didn’t quite work out for me to try a relationship with a person who was completely opposite. The certain person was definitely a stage 5 clinger, and I am more of someone who needs my space. If I took an hour of my day to study, I would get accused of not having feelings for him blah blah blah. Our conflicting personalities therefore led to something going nowhere fast.

I’m not saying opposite personalities are a dealbreaker. Opposites personality traits can help balance two wildly conflicting personalities by pulling each other to the middle of each extreme. For example, I could have taken that overly attached, clingy boy who liked me and maybe taught him how to be a little more independent. Or maybe he could have taught me to not be as standoffish as I am. It is all just a matter of patience and the willingness to change some aspects of you to coincide with each other.

The real question I am wondering is if your personalities actually stay opposite the whole duration of the relationship. Maybe the whole time the two of you are just slowly becoming more similar to each other. Just make sure throughout that process you do not lose yourself.

Sincerely,

18-10

Love Advice #1

How do I get a boyfriend?

Relationships are one of those things that you can’t be looking for to find. To more easily find a boyfriend, you can keep an open mind and be less judgemental. The saying “good things come to those who wait,” is exemplified by this question. There is nothing wrong with meeting new people, and if that’s something you’re interested in doing, don’t dismiss someone because of their looks, or based off of what you’ve heard. When meeting new people, keep in mind that there is no such thing as too many friends. As a matter of fact, we decided to ask a married couple how they met, and what they said surprised us. The wife, who shall remain anonymous, said that she was dating someone when she met her current husband. She told herself that too many friends didn’t hurt, so she decided to hang out with him. They have been married for 20 years now. Don’t stress it too much– remember that you are in high school, and you will find someone, someday, and when you do, the years you spent waiting for this will have been worth it.

Sincerely,

4-2, 8-6

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