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Dealing with an annoying family

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December 12, 2019

How to deal with my annoying family on the holidays?

As the holiday season is coming into full swing, we start to see a lot more of our family, sometimes more often than we would like. At some point in our lives, we have all had an awkward family experience during the holiday season. The best way to get through some of those experiences is to put yourself in the other person’s shoes. For example, if a relative is asking you about school, relationships, social life, etc. it’s likely because they don’t see you often and are truly interested in your life. For those of us who are constantly getting asked similar questions during the holiday season, it can get unbelievably annoying. However, before losing your cool or responding with a snarky comment, just realize that getting peppered with questions by relatives can, and should, be considered a compliment – it means that they care about you. Enjoy the holiday season and cherish the time that you get to spend with your family, no matter how annoying you might think that they are.

The women’s lacrosse team has been around for a year. What do you make of the program’s first steps?

As a new sports program on the UW-River Falls campus, the women’s lacrosse team had a fantastic first year. The team compiled an 11-5 record and managed to finish the season on a six-game win streak. The success that they showed in their first season was enough to show that the program is no joke, they’re here to win games and compete late into the season. The expectations for the program should continue to grow, despite having a fantastic first season at UWRF. It’s nice to see another sports program added to the list of high quality competition on our campus. When a new program begins, often there is a growing period where the team starts slow and gets into its final form after a couple of years. It appears that this program expedited that process and competed with teams from around the country in its inaugural season. The women’s lacrosse team has a bright future at UWRF.

Reagan Hoverman is a student at UW-River Falls.