The Advice Nerd

Hello again students of Skyline. It has been a long summer without the comfort of knowing that my useless words are reaching the eager ears of our student body. I’ve been itching to get back to shoveling my advice upon you all, and the summer brings with it a topic that many of you will probably be interested in (for a change). The winter is approaching and there are a few of you who are new to this school so you might not know how strange our weather can be here at Skyline. Those of you who know what I’m talking about should read this anyway… because I said so.

Pay attention to the weatherWatch the Weather Channel, watch your local news, read the newspaper or go online to check out the weather constantly. Meteorologists may not always know what’s going on, but they provide a good guess as to how cold or hot or rainy the day is going to be. If you check before you step outside you have less of a chance being stuck in the pouring cats and dogs. Also, you’ll know whether or not you’ll need to…

Wear a jacketGrab that toasty jacket. You don’t have to wear it all the time, just bring it with you everywhere you go. Sling it over your shoulder, tie it around your waist, and shove it in your backpack. When it gets cold, slip it on. When it gets hot, remove it. A jacket is an easy, simple way for you to protect yourself against most weather situations. A hooded jacket can shield you against falling raindrops, snowflakes, or any other dangerous chunks of sky.

Drink a warm beverageThere’s a perfectly good café in the lobby of building 1. I know the owner from frequent visits on long nights working on the newspaper… he serves a mean espresso. If you’re feeling particularly dangerous, you can order my favorite drink; a caramel macchiato with three extra espresso shots. If that’s a bit much for you, I recommend a good cup of plain ol’ coffee. Stay in your carYou’ll miss class, but at least you’ll be warmer. Unless you plan on driving through the halls looking for your next classroom, you’ll be stuck in the parking lot. I don’t suggest you drive through the halls, though… doing so would probably result in a security incident.

Ok, I’m done. Old students probably know everything I’ve just talked about, but new students beware. The nights here get pretty cold and the mornings are frigid, so take caution or you might freeze to death.If you’ve got a problem you need advice for or you see something I missed, email me at [email protected] and I’ll do what I can to include you in my next article. Until then, my name is John Harrison and I’m your Advice Nerd.