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Monday, December 04, 2023

Ask Eric: Winter activities and drippy D-hall bags

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Editor's Note: Ask Eric is an advice column published every Tuesday. Anonymous questions are taken from this Google form. Questions are also taken both from The Collegian's Instagram, @thecollegianur, and via email, The views and opinions expressed in this article do not reflect those of The Collegian.

What are some things my friends and I can keep doing to spend time safely outside as it gets chillier?

There are lots of things you can still do. Recently, The Collegian published an article regarding this subject where you may find some ideas. I think one of the most important things is to layer up! You can keep warm outdoors if you dress appropriately. 

Got any hobbies?

This is one of those ice breaker questions that always makes me nervous because I don’t have hobbies such as sewing or sports. I like to read, write, sleep, hang out with friends. The basic stuff. 

Currently, I’ve been reading “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. It is hard to have hobbies in college with all the homework and extracurricular activities. If you have any hobby suggestions, feel free to let me know!

What sports or games should I take part in on campus?

There are plenty of intramural and club sports that are available to you, such as frisbee, spike ball, soccer, baseball, track, rugby and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, currently we are in the enhanced red stage and club sports cannot practice. Just stay safe, and keep your eye out for when sports will pick up once again. 

I’m about to graduate and I want a pet! any suggestions for apartment life?

Cats! They are so cute, and they’re independent. Other great options are birds, hamsters or other small animals which do not need much attention, especially if you’re busy. 

My reusable D-hall bag is so gross from drippy food but I'm not about to pay for the green box. How do I carry my food in a less nasty way?

Revolutionary idea here: wash your bag! In all seriousness, you should probably carry your drippy food in your hands, and only put additional sealed containers in your bag. 

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