What do many newspapers have that we, here at CUE, have been missing out on? An advice column! I know the past few years there have been a few attempts, but none have continued. I have decided to take the plunge and bring an advice column back to The Bolt (and hopefully this time it’s here to stay)! I originally asked about the interest for an advice column on the Chillabit app and got an overwhelming response that there are people wanting to see this happen. So now you may be wondering how you can submit questions. I have created a Gmail account, AskAlyssaAdvice4@gmail.com, that you can use to submit your questions for me to answer. You may also use the hashtag #AskAlyssa on Chillabit, but there is no way for me to make sure I see all of them, so I would recommend sending me an email. I will then choose between three to six questions to answer which will then be published here in the Bolt. Don’t worry, your name will be anonymous, and I will just be using the questions that are submitted. The topics can range from relationship advice to school advice to workout advice or astrology compatibility–what Netflix show to binge next, maybe what the best classes here are at CUE, even parking advice–what I am trying to say is there is no limit on what types of questions you can ask!
I’d like to take this opportunity (this being the first issue and all) to introduce myself to you. I am a fourth-year here at CUE and have seen it through its many changes. I started back in 2014 when we were still Concordia University College of Alberta, and yes, my very first sweater from here has all that on the front instead of just CUE. I have done my fair share of program switches, degree changing, and I’ve experienced all the parking issues–but I think it is safe to say that now, after four years, I have figured it out (mostly). I have been a part of three different clubs, volunteered for events, worked for CUE, and gone to many CSA events. I have made many friendships here that I hope I will have even after I graduate (which, unfortunately, won’t be this April). I hope that, with this new column, I can help the community here on campus and answer all your burning questions.
I am looking forward to hearing from you, my fellow students. We all walk this chaotic path called University, and I hope I can give you the advice you are looking for. Remember, “the first step to receiving an answer is being brave enough to ask a question.” – Kaitlyn Bouchillon.
I look forward to hearing from you CUE!