Ask Jasmine: September 10, 2015

By Jasmine Vass
SC Staff Writer

I’m just a girl answering questions and responding to scenarios as serious and sarcastically as possible. Send yours into

Dear Jasmine,

I am a freshman and I’m not from around here. I don’t know anyone on campus and I’m feeling quite lonely.

I want to make friends and go out to party but I get nervous when I see someone I’d want to be friends with.

I was kind of a loser in high school, how do I get over my irrational fear of not being accepted by anyone so I can make some lifelong friends?

Sincerely, shy and paranoid

Dear no new friends,

It sounds to me like you were the kid that sat in the back of the classroom that no one ever realized was there, and that is unfortunate.

It is about 10 times easier to make friends in college than high school, believe me. All you have to do is man (or woman) up!

Go to the people that live next door and see if they want to watch the football game together.

I know the Cowboys and Giants are playing this Sunday and it should be a good game.

If you’re not into that I’m sure there’s something that you have in common with them, all you have to do is ask.

“But what if your neighbors are the worst and you can’t stand them?” Is what you may be asking yourself.

If you don’t like your neighbor try talking to someone in your favorite class that sits near you.

Simply ask them if they want to start a study group with you so you guys don’t get behind.

It’s that easy. This isn’t high school anymore, so put that mindset on the back burner and put yourself out there.

Sincerely, Jasmine

Dear Jasmine,

I need a bae.

Clearly school just started but it looks like everyone is getting into relationships already.

I don’t want to be the last person on campus that’s single. How do I get the hottest guy to talk to me?

Sincerely, single and ready to mingle

Dear desperate for love,

First let’s get this straight, do not say “bae,” like ever.

It means poop, and that is gross. Unless you would like to date poop—which you might and in that case I’m not judging you—then you may use bae.

Second, you don’t “need” you “want,” there is a difference.

A person shouldn’t be the only reason why you’re happy.

You are a strong independent individual who don’t need a man, remember that.

Now, not everybody is getting into relationships, believe me. Just because you see John and Sally walking home from a party every weekend does not imply that they indeed are exclusive.

More than likely they are friends with benefits, which means either John or Sally will end up catching feelings for the other and the response will be something like “oh, I’m flattered but I don’t really want anything serious, I mean we’re in college, right?” So that kind of sucks.

But if you still really want to be in a serious relationship here is my advice to you: do not go for the guy that wants to “watch Netflix and chill” because we all know what that means. You’ll end up like John and Sally.

Don’t date the guy that sits next to you in class either because if something doesn’t work out, how awkward will it be when you miss class and need notes?

Meeting a guy at a party is also an option but what if that’s what he wants to do ALL the time? BORING.


Go to the library on a Friday night and chat up the guy studying, he has his priorities straight.

Good luck with your endeavor my friend and may your quest for love end with relationship goals being accomplished.

Sincerely, Jasmine

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