Dear Doolina,

You won’t respond to any of my submissions. I’ve submitted problems time and time again only to find they’ve been ignored when I open up the Wheel. What gives?

Signed 99 Problems, But You’ve Answered None

 

Dear 99 Problems,

Try submitting more challenging or interesting problems? Just kidding. I try to answer whatever legitimate questions are sent my way unless I’ve just answered something similar. If this happens again, feel free to disparage me in the pages of The Emory Spoke. Or just submit another problem.

Delightfully,

Doolina

 

Dear Doolina,

One of my classes meets in White Hall. One of my friends sits to the right of to me during every class but completely hogs the armrest. This sounds petty, but I’d really like to use that armrest every now and again. Any suggestions?

Sincerely,

Tired Arm

 

Dear Tired Arm,

As if having a class in White Hall with the tiny desks weren’t enough, now you don’t even have proper access to arm rests? The horror! There’s a simple solution to your conundrum, however. Try sitting on the opposite side of your friend. Assuming he is a righty (because he uses the armrest to his left), he likely needs his right hand to write. That leaves the other armrest open, which is yours for the taking. There are two even simpler solutions: get a new friend, or hog the entire armrest for a class period (be sure to get to class early to claim it!) and your friend will probably get the (passive-aggressive) message. Or you could just ask him if he wouldn’t mind if you used the armrest. Usually facing a problem directly is better than passive-aggression or harboring negative feelings.

Delightfully,

Doolina

 

Dear Doolina,

I’m a single girl looking for some romance, but the main way my friends meet guys is through frat parties. What do I do?!

Sincerely,

Single Shelly

 

Dear Single Shelly,

I guess “go to more frat parties” isn’t the answer you’re looking for. It seems you’re interested in meeting guys outside of frat parties, which is possible but admittedly not the method of choice for many at Emory. You have a few options. First, you can try meeting guys through your classes and clubs. Use homework as an excuse to meet up, and go from there. If that isn’t your style, the gym is also a good place to check out. Finally, despite what many think, there are a lot of social communities that are just as vibrant as Greek life, but less well known. Take WMRE, Emory’s student radio, for example. They have tons of parties and social gatherings that center around music as opposed to, well, whatever frat parties center around. Maybe check out some of the other social clubs on campus.

Delightfully,

Doolina

Dear Doolina,

I think I have a shoe fetish. That is all.

Sincerely,

Shoe-La-La

Dear Shoe-La-La,

Is that a question? Your submission seems more appropriate for Emory Secrets.  Or, you know, to keep to yourself (and your partner, if applicable).

Delightfully,

Doolina