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Ask Mel: Dear Kent State

Melissa Puppo April 30, 2014

Dear Kent State,    This is my final week as your advice columnist for the Spring 2014 semester. I have loved receiving questions from you and also giving my advice when I thought you needed it most....

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Ask Mel: Once last bit of advice

Melissa Puppo April 23, 2014

Dear Kent State friends,There are two weeks remaining before finals week. If you’re like me, then you already know these two weeks are about to be extremely stressful — you’re going to have a ton...

Ask Mel: Guy Troubles

Melissa Puppo April 16, 2014

Dear Mel,    Lately I’ve been having guy troubles. Two guys have been on my mind.    The first one is the guy I’ve been crushing on since the beginning of the year. For a long time, I really...

Ask Mel: Roommate drama

Melissa Puppo April 10, 2014

Dear Mel,I thought things were going well with my current roommate, but lately, she has been acting distant, and I feel like something is bothering her. I don’t know if I should confront her or wait...

Ask Mel: Breaking the friendzone

Melissa Puppo April 2, 2014

Dear Mel,Recently my best friend asked me to go on a date with him. While I’ve known him forever and we’ve casually hung out before, I have no idea what I’m supposed to do on this date! He recently...

Ask Mel: Saving spring break

Melissa Puppo March 19, 2014

Dear Mel,A few of my friends decided to travel for spring break, but I opted out and now feel the regret. Here’s to a lame break.—S.A. Contact Melissa Puppo at [email protected]. Dear S.A.,    I...

Ask Mel: Securing a yes

Melissa Puppo March 5, 2014

Dear Mel,What is the best way to ask someone out without it being awkward? Or what is the best way to figure out if someone reciprocates the feelings you have for them?           — Z.D. Contact...

Ask Mel: Moving on

Melissa Puppo February 26, 2014

Dear Mel,Why is it that I can’t seem to delete old texts from all of my past relationships in life?                      — D.J. Contact Melissa Puppo at [email protected]. Dear...

Ask Mel: Tired of partying

Melissa Puppo February 19, 2014

Dear Mel,I’m getting tired of always going out on the weekends with my friends and partying, but I don’t know what to say to them because I don’t want to be the only girl who doesn’t. What can...

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Ask Mel: Don’t fret Valentine’s Day

Melissa Puppo February 12, 2014

This week, I’ve decided to go ahead and give advice about a special topic that relates to what’s on everyone’s mind and is this week’s theme: Valentine’s Day.If you are lucky to spend Friday...

Ask Mel: Getting the semester back on track

Melissa Puppo February 5, 2014

Dear Mel,I’m starting to feel overwhelmed with my semester already because of work and homework, and it’s only been a few weeks in. How do I get back on track before this semester ends badly?       ...

Ask Mel: Falling for a new guy

Melissa Puppo January 29, 2014

Dear Mel,What should I do if I find myself interested in another guy when I have been in a relationship now for almost a year? I know it’s wrong to think about us breaking up, but I just can’t help...

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