Alyssa’s Guide to Necessary Life Skills: Series Announcement

Written by Alyssa Schad staff writer
December 9th,2016

Even when I’m old and retired you could probably wake me up in the middle of the night with a gun to my head and ask me the Pythagorean theorem, and I’d correctly yell, “A SQUARED PLUS B SQUARED EQUALS C SQUARED WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY HOUSE?” but if you asked me to make you a grilled cheese, there’s a 75 percent chance I’d burn down the house.

That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but my levels of confusion are a little frightening. In less than a year I will be alone and living on a college campus (probably Eastern Michigan University) without a car, and no one except a couple of nerdy biology majors will care that I know that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. I have about nine months to figure out things like cars, cooking, and finances, and I know many other students are as clueless as I am.

So, I’d like the students of TEC to follow me on my journey to understand adulthood before it topples over us. As your confused, bumbling leader, I hope to write articles at that tackle necessary life skills through interviews with professionals and lots and lots of Googling. Hopefully, together, we’ll understand life just a little bit more.

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