Wiley: Get to know 'Ask Ally'
Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 00:09
Hi Bearkats! My name is Allyson Wiley and I have a knack for stumbling across advice.
I love to give out advice that I have accumulated over the years through different life experiences. I do this because I have struggled with issues but I could never find anyone that understood me without passing judgment.
I hope to offer a point of view completely based on college problems and the issues we face. I feel I’m well equipped to answer questions dealing with the problems we face as college students. I have been through some issues that I feel help me see the big picture problems.
I have been through whether or not to confront your roommate about the dishes and other issues dealing with roommates. I’ve lived on and off campus and struggled with the limitations of both such as “How do I make my shoebox sized dorm room feel like home?” I’ve also been through problems with friends that have left me wondering, “What just happened? What do I do now?”
I have loved, and lost and struggled with being “good enough” for my significant other. I’ve also experienced the joys and pitfalls of long-term relationships.
I have struggled with finances, and making the ends meet. “Should I collect all the pennies in my house for the electric bill?”
I feel I can offer a new way of looking at college age problems. I plan to offer a new fresh perspective on these problems. I will not regurgitate something that we have all heard a many times and wish everyone would stop repeating.
College students face a unique set of problems and sometimes need someone to offer another viewpoint they hadn’t thought about. The problem with asking people you know is that they tend to know whom you are talking about and could be biased. I will never know who you are and I will offer you an outside viewpoint on the issue.
Many students here at SHSU suffer with their issues because they don’t know who to go to. Well, I am here to do my best to offer a place where everyone can and ask the questions they are afraid to ask.
If you, or someone you know, is suffering from a problem and need advice, you can email me anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your question is chosen, you can expect to see my response in the Viewpoints section of the newspaper.