Eliana’s Advice: Successfully managing the balancing act

“Dear Eliana, My roommate has been very distant lately, but when I ask him about it, he just shrugs the question off. I really want to help, but he’s just not making it possible to communicate right now. I don’t know how to make the situation better.” –Frustrated Dear Frustrated, It’s great that you tried […]

Eliana’s Advice for ironing shirts and ironing out professors

Dear Eliana, I want to visit one of my professor’s office hours to ask him for some help, but I have classes during his regular office hours. I’ve emailed him to schedule an appointment twice, and he still hasn’t responded to any of my emails. I don’t know how to get in touch with him. […]

Dear Eliana: Back-to-school problems

Hi Eliana, So far my classes have been fine. But the professor for my Spanish class is giving me fits. It’s a mid-level Spanish course, but she usually speaks only Spanish during class. Half the time we all have no idea what we are supposed to do, since none of us are that accomplished at […]

Eliana’s Advice: Coping with required meal plans

Dear Eliana, Next year, I’ll be living in a dorm with a kitchen as a junior. I’m really excited to finally be able to cook for myself, but I’ll be required to get a meal plan. Which should I choose? – Mad About Meal Plans Dear Mad, If there is one thing at Brandeis that […]

Eliana’s Advice: Dealing with messy roommates

Dear Eliana, My roommate regularly leaves litter on my desk. I’ve asked him to dispose of it properly instead of using my desk as a landfill, but he didn’t listen. How do I get him to take out the trash? –Trashy’s Roommate Dear Trashy’s Roommate, That is an unfortunate situation. If your roommate is going […]

Eliana’s Advice: Handling Valentine’s Day and the diseased

Eliana, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and there’s this guy in my anthropology lecture that I kinda sorta like, and I thought it might be nice to get him something for Valentine’s Day. I know we’re not handing out cards in kindergarten anymore, but I can still be romantic. Is there anyway I can go […]

Eliana’s Advice: Help with odors

Dear Eliana, When I got back to my room after the break, I discovered an unsettling smell. Imagine the corresponding smell to an absolutely terrible audition, and that’s what I have to try to sleep in. I figured I left some food somewhere that had gone bad, but after looking everywhere in my room, I […]