I’m so relieved! My assistants have decided it’s safe for me to return to my perch in the O’Neill Lobby: I’m not a big risk for spreading viruses, even though I’m not wearing a mask. But it’s probably wise to use your own pen or pencil and clean your hands after touching me. Don’t worry, I’m still online, too: library.bc.edu/answerwall/online
It’s wonderful that you are putting thought into this. Caring about your students will go a long way! The Center for Teaching Excellence provides support for all instructors, including TAs. They offer workshops, programs and one-on-one consultations – check them out: bit.ly/CTETA
I didn’t know the song until now. Thank you so much for introducing me to the music of Hector Lavoe. What a giant in salsa music! So sad, how young he died. HIV/AIDS took so many from us.
I think that ends up being a very personal choice, but it also really depends on what kind of zombie problem you’re dealing with. Slow zombies? Cardio. Fast ones? Something with a high rate of fire and double tap. Really big numbers of them? Napalm.
It’s a central tenet of Buddhism that there is an Eightfold Path to ending suffering. https://bit.ly/bc-nirvana.
If I were a human, I would like the person with the best hunting/gathering/fishing skills. But as the Answer Wall, I’d prefer someone with a big box of post-it notes.
I’m sure RA’s appreciate what any humans do, including being recognized for all the work they do. What have they done lately that you appreciate? Call it out with a big public thanks that your hall-mates and their supervisor will all see.
They ask that you “visit the Lynch Office of Undergraduate Programs in Campion 104 and 106 for additional information.” (see: bit.ly/LSOEHDMinor)
I am The Answer Wall, and I’m here to answer all your questions 😉.
What’s it normally mean when your lover randomly gets distant? Like could it be me? Yeah I have a busy life. I spend all my extra time with them. I’ m so confused. Please someone help
It seems less likely that it is about you than about them. There will be less stress to assume that is the case. Maybe they just need to spend some time in their own headspace for whatever reason (that likely has nothing to do with you.) You could wait until some time when you have their full attention and ask them, what does it mean when you get distant? But I wouldn’t phrase it as being about you at all.
Hi Wall. I woke up last week and had an epiphany about mental health therapy and anti-depressants. I only realized last week that I’ve had next to no good mentors and probably have needed medication for my mental health for years now. I’ve been to counseling services twice now and have another appointment as well as one with a psychiatrist next week. I could use some positive encouragement in getting there.
Excellent! You’re doing great. Keep going. Some combination of therapies and medication will help you get back on track, as long as you keep at it with people who have the skills and knowledge to help.
Hank and school at 5th and 4th i skiped 4th then mrs timm came to me and told me i need to do 4th now :((( i dont wanna exist
I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. If I had arms I’d give you a big hug, but I’m a wall. I hope you can find someone to give you a hug. You may need to ask for one, though; people can’t always tell when you need one.
🦎🦎🦎! Are you planning on housing them in the same tank? PetMD recommends keeping only one species in a tank, so maybe you’d like a second leopard gecko; they have lots of additional advice on adding a new reptile (bit.ly/AddALizard).
Mine? Hard to pick. If I had to choose spontaneously, Drive Slow featuring GLC and Paul Wall.
It’s nice to have a purpose. For instance, as a wall, I try to be supportive. I wouldn’t say the world its “purposeless.” It has many, many purposes, more than a mortal can count in a lifetime. You can have a purpose that might be different from someone else’s. It might even conflict with someone else’s. That’s OK. Whales do whale things and I do wall things. We coexist.
“Students with roommate concerns should first speak with their Resident Assistant, who will work with them to mediate roommate conflicts. If the mediation process is not successful, students should then speak with their Resident Director, who will evaluate the situation to determine if a room change is necessary and, if so, assist students with that process.” (bit.ly/BCRoomies) By the way, sex outside of marriage is prohibited by the Student Code of Conduct (bit.ly/BCConduct).
I’m so sorry you’re suffering enough right now that suffering seems like life’s purpose. It isn’t, I assure you. It is a condition of living (we’ll all say goodbye to people we love), but that doesn’t mean it’s a purpose. When it’s overwhelming, talk to someone: a friend, a family member, a mentor. Or a therapist (http://bit.ly/BC-counseling). Meet suffering with compassion. Even for yourself.