Weekly Horoscopes 9/9/2022

Aires: that bump in the road was for the best, learn from your challenges, Aries. Sometime the hardest moments lead to the biggest successes.

Taurus: Friends are not always what they seem. Check your circle and trust your instincts. Your energy deserves to go to people who build you up.

Gemini: Rest up for the week ahead, Gemini. You will be faced with decisions that may lead to powerful outcomes.

Cancer: Nothing can stop you this week, Cancer. You will have many opportunities to thrive in social environments.

Leo: It can be easy to feel like you are on top of the world, but make sure to stay grounded in the weeks to come. Built other people up too.

Virgo: take some time to celebrate what you have accomplished before moving on to your next goal, Virgo.

Libra: You might feel like your social battery is always full, but you will have to take some time to recharge.

Scorpio: The closest people to you can be the easiest to share your emotions with. This can overwhelm your friends so always be aware of how this adds to their own burdens.

Sagittarius: Honesty is a virtue, but remember, it is a double-edged sword. Don’t let your candor hurt others.

Capricorn: Slow down, Capricorn. Create boundaries that will provide you with time to relax. This much needed rest will keep you fueled up and goal-oriented.

Aquarius: Although you want to be self-reliant, you can’t do everything yourself. Allow other people to help you along the way.

Pisces: You have so many creative ideas. take a chance and share one, you never know what could happen.

Gossip Squirrel 9/9/2022

9/9/2022

Dear GossipSquirrel,
Since moving in, I seem to have come across a big roommate problem. My roommate has
had her boyfriend spend the night most of the time we’ve moved in. I don’t mind a couple of
days but him staying the majority of the week makes me feel like I am living with him. How do I
tell her?


-Not what I signed up for


Dear Not what I signed for,
Boundaries between roommates are the most important agreement to having a successful
dorm. This also comes with downsides, as it can be difficult to establish these boundaries. If this
wasn’t something that you talked about while making your roommate agreement, then it might
be important to sit down and have a conversation about it, whether that is between the two of you
or with a person that can facilitate your conversation, like an RA.


-GossipSquirrel


Dear GossipSquirrel,
I’ve been wanting to get a job at Alma but seriously have no idea where to start. How
would someone get a job at Alma College?
-New to this
Dear New to this,
A thriving aspect of our college is the ability to work in many offices and departments.
The first place to start your search is through Handshake. Positions in multiple departments will
be posted there. Whether it’s applying to be an RA, tutor, TA, or even a staff member of The
Almanian, you can find the applications on Handshake. If you need any assistance in making a
resume or cover letter, head to Handshake and schedule an appointment with the Career and
Personal Development team.


-GossipSquirrel

Positive Updates 3/29/21

LIZZY DERMODY
STAFF WRITER

Last weekend, the Loyola Ramblers beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 71-58 in the biggest upset of the tournament, all due to their biggest fan, and who the team considers their MVP, Sister Jean. Sister Jean, the 101 year old nun, made sure she had her vaccine and was able to attend the March Madness game, where she led the Loyola Ramblers in prayer and ultimately to victory. Social Media has gone crazy over Sister Jean’s pregame prayer which included a very analytical argument as to why the Ramblers deserved to win, highlighting their percentages of three-pointers and layups. Though the end result was a bracket buster for many, you got to hand it to Sister Jean for her unwavering support for the Ramblers!

Other upsets of last weekend include:
Oral Roberts vs Ohio State 75-72
ACU vs Texas 53-52
Oregon St vs Oklahoma St 80-70
Oregon vs Iowa 95-80

Let’s hear it for the underdogs!

Positive Updates 3/15/21

LIZZY DERMODY
PHOTOGRAPHER

This Wednesday celebrates the 390th St. Patrick’s Day, with the earliest known celebration being held on March 17, 1631 along with history dating the holiday back more than 1,500 years. As many already know, common symbols of this Irish holiday include the shamrock, the leprechaun, rainbows, pots of gold and, of course, the color green. Many of these symbols originated from Irish myths and religion. For example, the shamrock was a sacred plant that symbolized the arrival of spring, according to the Celts. But one symbol has an interesting and fun history, earning them their own holiday on March 13th – the leprechaun. Leprechauns are likely based on Celtic fairies, which are small bodied men and women who use magic for good and bad. Usually, these “fairies” were depicted as cranky old beings responsible for mending the shoes of the other fairies while using trickery to get the “pot of gold”. So remember to where green on Wednesday to show support for the “little guys”!

Weekly Horoscopes 3/15/21

KATE WESTPHAL
COPY EDITOR

The Signs as Discontinued Fast Food Items

Aries: Little Caesar’s Pepperoni Crazy Bread. An appetizer, you often hold out for the next best thing to come along. Realize that sometimes nothing appears and you need to make do with what you have.

Taurus: Pizza Hut’s Taco Pizza. Combining two favorites may sound delectable, but you must recognize whether the outcome is something you truly desire. Taking time to reflect is always a good idea.

Gemini: Dairy Queen’s MySTIRy Misty. Just like this slushy, you too change yourself to fit the situation at hand, whether that benefits others or not. Be cautious as to how you present yourself.

Cancer: Arby’s Sourdough Melts. A solid choice, but one that may not appeal to everyone. There is no denying that you have desirable qualities, just focus on making yourself attractive to a wider audience.

Leo: Sonic’s French Toaster Breakfast Sandwich. A gluttonous choice is a foolhardy choice, whether that becomes apparent now or in the future. You have several good aspects but need to recognize when each part should be emphasized.

Virgo: KFC’s Chicken Littles. Simplicity rules your desires, and you aim for minimalism whenever possible. While not entirely wrong, there is more to life than just the simple things.

Libra: McDonald’s McSalad Shakers. You think shaking a salad in a cup is a way to add fun to your day. Please do more things that add joy to your life.

Scorpio: Taco Bell’s Spicy Chicken Burrito. Spicy, hot and addictive become a dangerous when combined. It is said that if the work is put in, you can still be enjoyed.

Sagittarius: Wendy’s Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty. Popular but short-lived, this item describes you in more ways than one. Look inward and analyze how you can increase your social longevity.

Capricorn: Whataburger’s Steak Fajitas. A basic choice, but one that will consistently be there for you. While not picked often, believe that you will still be chosen.

Aquarius: Jack in the Box’s Cheesy Macaroni Bites. It’s a mystery why you aren’t kept around more often. You have all the qualities of a keepsake, but something is off that restricts you from becoming a longstanding figure.

Pisces: Burger King’s Cini-Minis. A perfect appetizer for a short time, but too much will leave you feeling bloated and sick. Understand when restraint is needed.

Gossip Squirrel 3/15/21

Dear GossipSquirrel,
I feel like I did so awful on my midterms and just feel like me being in college during a huge
pandemic was such a mistake. I started school not being in a pandemic, so I don’t really want to
halt my college experience. How do I stay motivated to be in college?

-Covid College Student

Dear Covid College Student,
Being in college right now can be a stressful thing. Having to deal with the new campus
regulation while also dealing with different class formats and also not being allowed to be social
is definitely really unfortunate. Social interaction is one of the biggest ways we as college
students can have fun and grow but we can’t right now because of Covid-19. By following the
rules and being hopeful we can slowly move towards being a safer campus and not jeopardizing
the health of other students. I know it sucks but hopefully soon we will be able to go back to a
semi-normal way of doing college.

-GossipSquirrel

Dear GossipSquirrel,
During these first two semesters at Alma, I have felt the most unorganized I have ever felt in my
life. How do I change that when I feel like I’m already so badly organized?

-A Big Mess

Dear A Big Mess,
It is so hard to stay organized right now. Dealing with online classes, so many assignments, and
canvas can be really stressful. I have a couple suggestions for you. First, you want to make sure
you are planning ahead. Maybe you have to take a day out of the week (maybe the weekend)
where you plan out your week. It might be a good idea to plan to focus on your due dates so
you can see what needs to get done first. Another thing you could do is find a way to visually be
able to see what you have to do. Maybe this looks like having a to-do list on your desk or even
on your phone. Getting a visual reminder throughout your day on your desk could be a
motivator to get at least a little bit more work done.

-GossipSquirrel

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