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Dear Robin: morning delight & involvement notice

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Life is tough and confusing and weird. We all need help sometimes, and when you need an expert opinion, you turn to an expert opinion-giver like Robin Halper. Whatever problem you’re facing in life, Robin will have a solution. The Cascade cannot guarantee the effectiveness of Robin’s unique approach to life, but if you’re in a jam, get some advice by writing to halp@ufvcascade.ca

Morning delight

Dear Robin,

I’ve got a stats course at 8:30 in the morning I know, awful right? Well it gets worse! The classroom is right beside the bathrooms and as soon as that first break time hits, it’s non-stop flushing noises. We are to the point where I can distinguish a flush from a running sink. (People don’t wash their hands NEARLY enough.) My prof tries to make it less awkward with jokes but it just draws everyone’s attention to the situation. It’s the last course for my degree, otherwise I would drop out… What should I do?

Sincerely,

Stressed in Statistics

Nice to meet you,

Early mornings are tough, and tougher when people are constantly flushing right beside the classroom. To avoid further annoyance towards the population of non-hand washers (who are just as bad for society as pigeons), I suggest pressing nude-coloured ear plugs deep in your ears. Of course, this will block out whatever your prof is saying, which is good and bad. It’s good because you won’t have to hear your prof make cringe-worthy jokes but bad because you’ll be missing a bit of the lecture. On the bright side, missing only 10 minutes of a prof’s blabbering won’t cause you to fail the midterm.

Robin


Involvement notice

Dear Robin,

This is my first semester at UFV my first semester at any post secondary institution, really. I want to get involved with a club or something and meet new people. Where do I begin?

Thanks in advance,

Fervent in February

Hey hey,

You definitely screwed the pooch on this because just a few weeks ago was the U-Join event where all of the university’s clubs and associations and other organizations gathered to bribe students with cupcakes to join their groups. I assume you didn’t go to that because of the timing of your question. On the SUS website is a list of all of the clubs and groups on campus with a little bit of info about them. But it’s pretty out of date so it’s not much help. Good luck.

Robin

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