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Elle is MCHS’s advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Confronting the new

Elle Smith, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Dear Elle: I'm so nervous to go back to school. This year, I have been doing school in my pajamas, in my bed, almost every day. I like my house. I learn better being home with my dog, and my little brother....

Elle is MCHS’s advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Coming out concerned

Elle Smith, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Dear Elle: I have kind of a really big problem. I recently came out as bi to my family, and they have tried really hard to be accepting about it, but it clearly makes them uncomfortable. My mom has acted...

Elle is MCHS’s advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Uncertain about the future

Elle Smith, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

Dear Elle: I really feel like my life is falling apart. I'm so scared for college and I'm not ready to be on my own. My grades are crap. I have almost no money saved, yet I've had a job for 2 years. My...

Elle is MCHS’s advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Love sick

Elle Smith, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

Dear Elle: Before the pandemic, my relationship with my girlfriend was very strong. We had only been dating for a couple months when COVID hit. When the schools were shut down, my girlfriend and I weren't...

Elle is MCHS’s advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Hoping for hybrid

Elle Smith, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Dear Elle: Learning through Zoom has been fine, but it hasn't been easy for me. That's why I was so excited when the district announced the new hybrid schedule. The way last year ended, I was so excited...

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Fighting to cross the finish line

Elle Smith, Staff Writer April 29, 2020

Dear Elle: At first, being out of school because of coronavirus seemed sort of like a long snow day or an extended spring break. During our first week off, I think I only did two or three assignments...

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Pushing people away

Elle Smith, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

Dear Elle: My parents are driving me absolutely insane. Life hasn't been easy on me this week and every single time I try to talk to them about it, they just tell me that life is hard and I should just...

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Crushed

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist December 19, 2019

Dear Elle: So, I’m a lesbian. I don’t hide it, but I also don’t make it my mission to announce it. At the moment as I write this I am chilling in a car with the most beautiful woman in the world....

Elle is MCHS's advice columnist. Email her at mchs.ask.elle@gmail.com.

Ask Elle: Winter blues

Elle Smith, Advice Colummnist December 3, 2019

Dear Elle: During the summer, most of my friends know me as someone who is fun, outgoing, and loves to go on adventures. But now that it's getting colder and darker day by day, I'm finding it harder and...

Ask Elle: Feeling like a fifth wheel

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist October 10, 2019

Dear Elle: My friends have all been hanging out without me for quite some time now without telling me. Every time I bring it up to them, they get mad at me and say I'm overreacting and that I shouldn't...

Ask Elle: The stressful junior journey

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist September 23, 2019

Dear Elle: So, basically, last year I coasted through the year with only doing the major homework and whatever I wanted to do. This year, I'm a junior and every class I get a lot more homework—every...

Ask Elle: Should I stay or should I go?

Elle Smith, Advice Columnist September 4, 2019

Dear Elle: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years. We are seniors and have been talking a lot about college. I've decided to go to MCC, but my boyfriend is looking at a private school in Wisconsin....

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