Advice Column: LaDues and Don’ts

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Best restaurants close to Jewell? I hear Boozers has really good food. What places should I avoid (other than the caf)?

There are many many good choices to choose from in Liberty, especially close to William Jewell College! I’ll give you a few options. My favorite place to get bar food would have to be Boozers. I would completely agree that they have delicious, probably not nutritious food. My favorite thing to order there is called the Clay County Burger, which comes with a fried egg!

For something’s that’s a little nicer, I would suggest Conrad’s, by Hy-Vee and Crowley Furniture. Their beer cheese pretzels are to die for!

My personal favorite within a two-mile radius would have to be Luigi’s. It’s a small, yet elegant, Italian restaurant on the square. It offers a large wine selection while providing an appetizing menu for any Italian food lover. My personal favorite there would have to be either the shrimp scampi or the ravioli platter.

If you can make it downtown, my favorite place to grab a bite is The Farmhouse, in the River Market district. They offer an eclectic menu with seasonal entrees that come straight from the farm. When dining here, the cheese platter is a must-have appetizer.

Places I would avoid are La Costa Mexican Restaurant – they have cheap, unappetizing food that looks like it came out of an Old El Paso taco shells box. I would also avoid Pizza Ranch like the plague. Unlimited pizza and salad may seem appetizing, but remember that there is a reason you’re only paying $10. The quality is subpar and the environment is loud and honestly unappealing.

What should I do when my roommate has their significant other over too much? ~asking for a friend~

I would suggest talking to them about it. I know it may be an awkward conversation, especially if they tend to make a lot of noise when they visit, if you know what I mean. Talking to them is the most direct way to let them know about your frustrations. Make sure that when you do talk to them you aren’t being overly aggressive or rude, this will only disinterest them in anything you have to say. Be polite and voice your concerns maturely. If the problem continues to persist, I would suggest talking to them again, let them know what about it is bothering you. After all, it is your room too. You should feel more comfortable and less like an eviction victim. If after that there is still conflict, I would recommend voicing your concern to an RA or RD who may be able to use their authority to persuade your roommate to stop their shenanigans.

I recently suffered a bad breakup. My girlfriend just decided to break up with me and get back with her ex-boyfriend. Do you have any advice on how to cope with this?

First of all, I am sorry you’re going through this. I know, it sucks. But trust me, buddy, I have been in your shoes before. I would recommend shifting your focus to the other people you’ve surrounded yourself with. Hang out with your friends and family. Show yourself the other things that make you happy and allow yourself to decompress. Do not let that voice inside your head stop you from living life to the fullest. And yes, sometimes that voice is going to be very persuasive, it is going to say some mean and hurtful things, but don’t listen. You are surrounded by people who care about you and want to ensure your well-being. But also, don’t be afraid to talk to people if you do feel sad. Our friends and family can be some of the best people to reach out to in times of need. After all, they know us better than anyone else. Its okay to have bad days, don’t be afraid to let yourself be vulnerable with people you are close to. They want you to be happy just as much as you want yourself to be happy, and I’m sure they will do what they can to help you achieve it.

I shared snap location with guys who tell people where I am. How do I turn this off? Do I tell someone?

To remove your snap location you tap the Bitmoji on the top left corner of your screen and then hit settings. After entering settings, scroll down to “See My Location” option and activate Ghost Mode. This ensures that only you are able to see your location on the snap map. If you have certain people who you want to see your location, choose the “Only these Friends…” or “ My friends, Except…” If you feel that you may be in any harm’s way, please reach out to Dr. Hager, director of counseling services, at counselingservices@william.jewell.edu or 816-415-5946. Alternatively you can call Campus Safety at 816-365-0709.

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