Ask Amanda: Literally anything. I’m desperate

Amanda Su, Editor-in-Chief

Dear Reader,

Every year, Editors-in-Chief are offered the opportunity to have their own column to write about “something.” This year, my co-Editor-in-Chief, Armaan Rashid, is likely going to write about some really deep topics about culture, society and life, as the intellectual human being he is.

I, however, am not that intellectual and deep.

After a lot of thought and consideration, I came to the decision that I wanted to start an advice column.

Am I qualified to give life advice? Probably not.

Will I use this advice column to rant about many of my own problems? Probably yes.

For our first issue though, I thought I’d introduce myself.

I am a senior at DVHS. I have lived in San Ramon for a majority of my life. I am a hardcore fan of sweatpants and hoodies, though this godless weather has been unforgiving. I am a passionate hater of restrictive word counts. I am an avid consumer of all things unhealthy and spicy. And I am somewhat of a music snob, though definitely not as much as Armaan. (I love you, Armaan!)

For future issues, if any of you actually have any actual questions you want answered, email me at [email protected].

If you want to remain anonymous, then just drop your questions off in a box in Room 1205 and include some clever, rhyming, alliteration-y names, e.g. “Seriously Sacrilegious Samantha”, “Gross Gas Greg” or “Bread Ted.”

In the very likely case that I don’t receive any questions, I will just have my dear friend Karen write questions and I will answer them in this column, as opposed to simply talking to her in person.

Or even better, I will ask myself questions and will utilize this column as a place for me to work out my own existential crises — in a very public manner.

Be prepared to become uncomfortably familiar with who I am this school year!


— Amanda Su