[Cal’s Corner]

Hello Reader,

Welcome to my column! I’m Calvin, and it’s lovely to meet you!

Look, if there’s anything we can all agree on, it’s that life is kinda difficult. There’s so much going on pretty much all the time. Not only do we have to deal with classes and coworkers, but the world is warming, and we’re witnessing the rise of fascism and the collapse of late-stage capitalism. Yikes.

So basically, everybody has problems. In the words of last year’s memes, it truly do be like that sometimes.

But it doesn’t have to be like that! Not all the time, at least.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in your problems. Maybe you feel like you’re out of ideas, or that you don’t even know where to start. Sometimes it just takes something different to get going again. You might need an outside opinion! And god knows I have a lot of opinions!

So if you’d like a hot new take on your problems, write in! Feel free to ask me about things like money, relationships, squad drama and existential dread.

That being said, I am simply well-meaning and nosy. Legally speaking, I should tell you that I am not licensed in anything. Sometimes my advice might be to stop in at the Wellness Center or talk to a real, actual adult. Sometimes I might just say I don’t know! But that will be rare, because I’m a psychology major, so that means I’m certain I know what I’m doing.

If you’d like to ask me something, you can email me at densoni@augsburg.edu. I won’t expose your name or email address, I promise. However, if you want to be completely anonymous, there’s a Google form at https://tinyurl.com/wla8k9a. Either way, I look forward to hearing from you!