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Illustration design courtesy of May Taing.

Ask Madelaine: Response to Jessica

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | April 26, 2022

Have you ever had a crush on someone you’ve never talked to before but want to and are unsure how to approach them? If your answer is yes, or you find yourself in that situation right now, this advice column might be for you. There is a boy I like...

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Ask Madelaine: Response to ‘Seriously Stressed’

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | March 23, 2022

This week’s advice column deals with the tough decision of what to do once you’ve realized the career you once thought you were interested in isn’t what you want to do and that you don’t enjoy it.  I am in my last semester of my junior year...

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Ask Madelaine: Response to Anonymous

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | February 23, 2022

This week’s advice column deals with the topic of feeling like you annoy people and how to avoid feeling that way as well as how to try to steer clear from feeling as if you annoy others. Hello! Big fan of your advice column I’ve been reading every...

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Ask Madelaine: Response to Anonymous

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 26, 2022

Figuring out what to do after graduation can be a struggle for many. This week's advice column deals with the difficult decision of what to do next. I graduate in May and I'm tempted to just take my degree, find a job, and move to a city I've never...

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Ask Madelaine: Response to ‘A Decade Apart or 2’

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 18, 2022

The topic for this week's advice column focuses on a crush, but the complications and mixed reactions that this individual is facing from friends, family members and co-workers. I have long struggled with a personal dilemma in which I always happen...

Assistant Lifestyle Editor Madelaine Vikse.

Ask Madelaine: An introduction

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | October 27, 2021

We all need advice at some point in our lives. Sometimes there is a question or situation that you want advice on, and it can be helpful to have an outsider’s opinion. My name is Madelaine Vikse, and I am a junior at NIU majoring in journalism...

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