Ask Alice – April 2013

Name: Clueless
Question: I have a crush on this guy and we’re very close, but I think he likes one my best
friends. What should I do…?

Answer: You will have to use a special love potion which my grandmother passed down to
me. The blood of a unicorn. The eye of a griffin. A lock of hair from the boy you love… I’m
kidding. Tell him about it. If he doesn’t feel the same way then it might be best to take
a break from each other. However do try to continue your relationship in the same way.
Hang out more so that he can understand you better. Be yourself and if he still only likes
you as a friend then you’re going to have to either take that or leave. You can’t force him
to like you and if he likes your friend then let him be happy. There are other fish in the sea.

Name: Sammy
Question: I have no friends and spend lunch either in the library or in the washroom stall. I really would like to
make friends, but I started on a wrong foot I guess with a few girls and now everyone hates me or ignores me.

Answer: Hey Sammy, everyone does not hate you. There are a few reasons for this. For one thing, everyone
does not know you. If you were mistaken and you hurt those girls, then to see if you can make things up with
them. Otherwise it’s never too late to join a few school clubs. Lisgar offers so many great clubs such asahem-
the Lisgarwrite! If you’re interested in photography, writing, art, or the environment I promise that
you’ll find more than one friend in a number of clubs which focus on those interests and more.

Name: Singlingbutnotmingling
Question: I think that I’m relatively pretty and I’m nice to people, so how come I’m
single? All of my friends have boyfriends and I don’t!

Answer: Don’t worry about relationships too much right now. Being in a relationship does not make one superior to others. If you want to date someone in particular then be bold and ask them out. Sooner or later the person you deserve will come around and you’ll be glad you waited. However in the meantime I have provided a list of beautiful celebrities who are also single:
· Tyra Banks
· Sandra Bullock
· Chace Crawford

Question: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Answer: I envision a world where all chickens will be free to cross roads
without having their motives called into question. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Name: Dave
Question: Is not getting 90s in school acceptable? I still don’t know how to cope well
with getting grades that I consider poor.
Answer: Yes, not getting 90s is absolutely an acceptable thing to do (unless of course you are planning on going to Harvard). I know that there’s a lot of pressure on students to get high grades, but it really all depends on what you want to do after high school. If you’re interested in going to university or college then try to determine what field you want to study. Make sure it’s something you enjoy studying because if you’re bored then it will be harder to get those high grades. If you are still unhappy with your grades then Lisgar offers many tutors. Go to student services and find one who is able to tutor the subjects you are having trouble with.

Name: Confused Casey
Question: Why is a driveway called a driveway when we’re actually parking?
Answer: You can drive on driveways. Driveways allow you to drive from the road into your garage and then park in your garage. So if you’re parking on driveways, you’re doing it wrong.

Name: Helpless Helen
Question: My sister is being bullied. She’s two years younger than me, so I’m very protective.
If I confront the bullies she says it will get worse, but what am I supposed to do?!

Answer: Despite what many want to believe bullying will not be solved if it is not dealt with.
Whether or not the bullying is serious, consult an adult. Don’t, under any circumstances, try
to solve the problem using violence. The solution may just be finding a new group of friends
for your sister to hang out with. Spend some more time with your sister and try to understand
why the bullying is happening. Good luck!

Name: Canada
Question: I think that I might be bipolar. Sometimes I feel really warm and loving towards people and then other times I feel cold and bitter. How can I control myself?

Answer: I am so glad that you have asked this question, as
many others have asked the same question about you. I would
suggest you go on vacation for 12 months a year. This way you
will be hot all the time, and you will be warm and loving.