Student Advice Column #1

Dear CCH’s Little Helper,

What do you do when you don’t see eye-to-eye with your teacher? And what should you do when you have annoying classmates?



Dear Frustrated,

My best advice would be to power through. As harsh as it may sound, sometimes you can’t always “jive” with your teachers on a personal level. At the end of the day, you’re in that classroom to learn, and as long as that’s what you’re in fact managing to do, you’re fulfilling the baseline requirement. Whether it’s a personality clash or you’re feeling jaded because of a mass of assignments, sometimes you just need to accept reality and find the best ways to cope. If you’re really at your wit’s end, however, you can try to play time-table tag, though I would say this might be the most difficult option, and I would suggest it only as a last resort. Sometimes it can cause you more problems than you would have had sticking it out.

As to the classmates issue, you can’t help who you’re put with. Annoying classmates can be like a younger sibling, and while you may sometimes want to put an end to your suffering through, shall we say, violent measures, sometimes you just have to learn to live with it. Just know that people can be stupid sometimes (that’s all of us). As cliche as it sounds, the best option might be to ignore them and get on with your important work. Just remember that quarters aren’t long, and soon, you’ll hopefully be in a better situation. However, if they are disturbing you to the point where it’s interfering with your class work, or, for example, you end up doing all the work on a group project while they goof off, you can talk to your teacher. They will most likely be more responsive to your plight than you think they’d be.


CCH’s Little Helper


Dear CCH’s Little Helper,

How do you avoid spending money on the addictive food in the cafeteria?


Junk Food Addict

Dear Junk Food Addict,

Well, you just get right at it, don’t you? I certainly understand the pull of deliciousness served up in our school’s temptation alley, and in all honesty, my best piece of advice is an awesome and, perhaps, nerdy sci-fi reference: “Do or do not. There is no try”. It comes down to you just putting your foot down and deciding not to give in to the desire to hand over that hard-earned cash in exchange for foodly goodness. I can, however, give you some hopefully helpful things to consider. The most addictive food in the cafe most likely isn’t that good for you, and your body will present a second bill that will be harsher than the monetary one. Maybe you can simply choose one or two days that you let yourself indulge, and that way, you can keep that money in your pocket and your health will thank you for it. Or, just leave your money in your locker. No money, no spending ability. Problem solved. Also, if you’re absolutely unable to curb your sweet tooth (or salty tooth, or fatty tooth), you can bring something from home. Perhaps you’ll find that swiping some snacks from the pantry will satisfy you just as much as anything from the cafe could.


CCH’s Little Helper


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