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Colleen Brown

Colleen Brown is a student at UW-River Falls.

May 3, 2017

Ask Colleen: A farewell

How did you get started with writing an advice column? What has been your favorite part about doing this column? Did you learn anything along the way?



April 26, 2017

Ask Colleen: On campus or off

I’m currently a sophomore and, as you know, students are required to live on campus for their first two years. Since I’ll be a junior next year, I really wanted to live off campus.

April 19, 2017

Ask Colleen: Dealing with the senior slide

I am a senior graduating in May, and I have lost all of my motivation. There are 17 days of school left, and the motivation is gone. I feel like I have hit a wall.

April 12, 2017

Ask Colleen: Living with friends

I’m moving into an apartment with one of my friends. I’m really nervous because I’ve heard people say that living with your friend isn’t a good idea. I don’t want to ruin this friendship.

April 5, 2017

Ask Colleen: The flirty male friend

Dear Colleen,

I met this guy while I was out, and right away I asked him what his intentions were. He said just friends, so I gave him my information.

March 29, 2017

Ask Colleen: Is it worth saving a friendship you may not want to keep?

I recently had a falling out with someone who used to be one of my very close friends. We got into an argument and her actions that followed just really showed me the type of person that she is.

March 22, 2017

Ask Colleen: Choose your own career adventure

Dear Colleen,

I’m slightly freaking out because I graduate this May and I have no idea what I want to do. I feel like everyone around me is getting jobs, and I am definitely nowhere near that.

March 1, 2017

Ask Colleen: Moving off-campus

I’m a sophomore on campus this semester, and I have decided to live off-campus next semester. All of my friends are going to be living in a different place than me

February 22, 2017

Ask Colleen: Escaping hookup culture

So far I have been having bad luck with guys. I’m old fashioned when it comes to dating. I get attached easily, so I don’t like the hookup culture that surrounds me on the university. How do I get past this? Please, help!

February 16, 2017

Ask Colleen: When the joke goes too far

I’ve got a friend who is getting a little too comfortable joking around with me, and it’s getting to the point where I feel like she’s attacking me personally instead of just messing around.