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Writer Reveals How To Create Advice Columns

Writer Reveals How To Create Advice Columns
March 28, 2019

Allie S. asks, “How do I write a serialized advice column that no one will follow?” Dear Allie, Admittedly, I take some offense with this question. You, Allie, may insinuate that no one follows my...

Last Resort Is The Hit Spring Break Destination

Last Resort Is The Hit Spring Break Destination
March 7, 2019

Jim R asks, “How do I plan the perfect spring break getaway?” Dear Jimmy, You’ve come to the right person. I’ve successfully evaded the FBI for nearly two months now, so you could say that I’m...

Pick-Up Lines Evoke Feelings Of Love

Pick-Up Lines Evoke Feelings Of Love
February 14, 2019

Elizabeth B. asks, “How does one find love in the ZSR library?” Dear Elizabeth, It’s that time of year again: students stretch out on blankets across the quad, our classrooms are a chorus of...

Registering A Pet At Wake Forest

A cat walks past a bullet hole in an upstairs window of a home where a woman was fatally shot overnight in the 6300 block of North Woodstock Street in North Philadelphia on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The woman was reportedly shot next to her newborn infant.
January 24, 2019

Becca M asks, “How do I get a registered pet at Wake Forest?” Dear Becca, Times are dark here at Touching Tips. The FBI has framed me for REDACTEDCRIME, and I’ve been on the run for six weeks. I’ve...

Nikolas Dances With Elegance

Former Pennsylvania Ballet dancer, Barbara Sandonato performs a basic foot position on the main stage at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pa. Thursday, November 29, 2018. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania Ballet dancing Nutcracker. The first person who danced Marie/Clara was Barbara Sandonato - who also was the first dancer in the company and its first principal dancer.JOSE F. MORENO / Staff Photographer
December 6, 2018

Hayden Graser also contributed to this article. On an unspecified date in an unspecified location, Hayden Graser and Peter Schlachte had the opportunity to watch a Wake Forest ballet class practice the...

Tips On Acing Your Job Interviews

A mother grasshopper sparrow feeds four newly hatched chicks, part of a captive breeding program in Florida to save the species from extinction, in a May 2016 file image. (Craig Pittman/Tampa Bay Times/Zuma Press/TNS)
November 29, 2018

Elizabeth W asks, “What are your tips to ace my next job interview?” Dear Elizabeth, For sixteen years, I have been the proud owner of Madam Chirpington, a female sparrow and my dearest friend. Madam...

Mastering Thanksgiving With Family

Ann Luce, back row, second from left, begins the dinner with prayer on Jan. 26, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. Two families, their children and occasionally their friends have been dining together weekly for about 30 years. (David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
November 15, 2018

Hayden G asks, “How do I deal with my relatives during Thanksgiving?” Dear Hayden, This is likely the most important and challenging question that I will ever answer. Allow me to begin with an anecdote:...

Having A Successful Gap Year

Having A Successful Gap Year
November 8, 2018

Mary Grace R. asks, “How do I prepare for life after Wake Forest?” Dear Mary Grace, I must open this column with an apology regarding my most recent advice. As my lawyer dutifully reminded me, it’s...

An Easy Way To Dress To Impress

Dress: Theory blue silk, $375, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth. Coat: Theory camel trench, $795, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth. Belt: Tibi “Chester Glen” plaid wool corset, $350, Nordstrom. Shoes: Aquazzura blue embellished bootie, $1,195, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth. Sunglasses: Gucci Swarovski squared cat-eye, $675, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth. Earrings: Oscar de la Renta pearly tassel clip-ons, $395, Neiman Marcus Fort Worth. (Ross Hailey/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
October 25, 2018

Nik S asks, “How do I dress to impress at Wake Forest?” Dear Nik, As my lawyer frequently reminds me, there isn’t much that you can (legally) do while naked. Going to class is one of those things....

Safe Autumn Dates To Have Inside

Contestant Rebekah Byland adds pumpkin seed accents to her owl carving during the contest amid Nickelodeon's Booniverse halloween event Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (Anthony Souffle/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
October 4, 2018

Christian G. asks, “Thanks to your Tinder tips, I met a real cutie! Now I need to know — what are your tips for romantic autumnal dates?” Dear Christian, Admittedly, I’ve had an abysmal dating...

How To Use Tinder At Wake Forest

How To Use Tinder At Wake Forest
September 13, 2018

Kia H. and Emma B. ask, “What are your tips for how to use Tinder at Wake Forest?” Dear Kia and Emma, This is a fantastic question — very pertinent for a student body in which 77 percent of students...

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