Bernie Sanders won the nevada caucus

Bernie Sanders won the nevada caucus- do you think socialism (as he describes it) is dangerous?
Bernie Sanders won the nevada caucus- do you think socialism (as he describes it) is dangerous?

Sanders’s platorm aligns pretty closely with social democracies in many northern European countries, like Denmark & Sweden. Ask around among BC students with ties to those locales to see what they think. Here’s a brief summary of his positions on Politico: bit.ly/politico-sanders.

Why is there a wind tunnel going up the stairs?

Why is there a wind tunnel going up the stairs?
Why is there a wind tunnel going up the stairs?

Do you mean the million dollar stairs? Some of my assistants have been nearly blown off their feet near the top, so I know what you mean. Prevailing wind direction, location of buildings, microclimates… these are all words that I hope make it sound like I know what I’m talking about… or maybe it’s just my Alzheimer’s flaring up.

I have a crush on my professor

I have a crush on my professor What do I do?
I have a crush on my professor What do I do?

This one is best left to the realm of daydream and fantasy; turning this into a reality – even if possible – could have disasterous effects under the University’s revised Consensual Relationship Policy: bit.ly/RelationshipPol

Why does nobody love me?

Why does nobody love me?
Why does nobody love me?

There are so many different kinds of love, from romantic love to the love you share when laughing with friends. I have no doubt you hold an incredibly special place in so many people’s hearts.

I have nosey roommates who won’t get off my back! Advice?

I have nosey roommates who won't get off my back! Advice?
I have nosey roommates who won’t get off my back! Advice?

Start by putting them on an information diet. The fewer details they have about what’s going on in your life, the fewer opportunities they will have to grill you for more info. Decide what topics are “safe” (won’t lead to nosiness) and stick to those when you talk to your roommates. If they’re that intent on violating your privacy, though, you may want to think about living somewhere else next year.

My roommate’s girlfriend REFUSES to acknowledge that they’re dating when they have been – obviously – for several weeks.

My roommate's girlfriend REFUSES to acknowledge that they're dating when they have been - obviously - for several weeks. I think it's kind of mean. He says he doesn't care, but he really likes her and is afraid to push the question because he doesn't want to lose her. So, is this normal?? And should I say something? Girls are so confusiing.
My roommate’s girlfriend REFUSES to acknowledge that they’re dating when they have been – obviously – for several weeks. I think it’s kind of mean. He says he doesn’t care, but he really likes her and is afraid to push the question because he doesn’t want to lose her. So, is this normal?? And should I say something? Girls are so confusiing.

You don’t need to say or do anything other than continuing to be a supportive friend. It’s curious the woman in question doesn’t want to acknowledge dating your friend, but sometimes people don’t want to go public with these things right away; to protect the new relationship and to treasure it for a while without outside commentary/input.

Why won’t Obama endorse Biden?

Why won't Obama endorse Biden? And who do you think will win the nomination? It is going to be YUUGEE...
Why won’t Obama endorse Biden? And who do you think will win the nomination? It is going to be YUUGEE…

Obama is keeping his counsel on his lack of endorsements in the Democratic primary, and given that he hasn’t been shy about endorsing candidacies in the past (bit.ly/obama-endorsements), that’s… unusual. And perhaps significant. Who will win? There are too many variables in play even for seasoned poll-watchers like FiveThirtyEight to make predictions. It’s a very consequential election, and with so many unknowns, it’s no wonder people are having a hard time maintaining civility.

What’s wrong to like a friend?

What's wrong to like a friend?
What’s wrong to like a friend?

Nothing is wrong. However, you may have some awkward moments. Changing the stakes of a relationship can lead one or both to feeling uncomfortable if the terms aren’t clear. Communicate openly & honestly, and be prepared to resume “just friends” if the other person isn’t comfortable with the change.

I have a paper due tm I haven’t started. Help!

I have a paper due tm I haven't started. Help!
I have a paper due tm I haven’t started. Help!

Don’t panic! I hope it isn’t already tomorrow. Start by writing down a list of what you’re pretty sure you know about the topic. Then write down questions you still have. Then craft a thesis that unifies most of those lists. Then re-arrange the lists into an outline: group ideas by how they’re related to the thesis you’ve created. Treat each group as a paragraph (some may be multiple paragraphs if more complex.) As you encounter questions, answer them as well as you can, but don’t get stuck on them. The key is to keep writing. Don’t get caught up in things that slow you down. Go! I believe in you!