Ask Iman

Ask Iman is our biweekly advice column. If you need help on how to navigate friendships, what to do when you fail a class or the best way to tell your partner what you want in bed, send questions, queries or problems to, or submit anonymously at


It’s important to remember that homesickness isn’t forever, though it may feel like it — sooner or later, you’ll be feeling better.

I’m an incoming first-year and I want to make the most out of my university experience and do as many things as possible, but I also don't want to accidentally sign myself up for too much.

"Where jumping from high school to university gives you marginally more freedom, that seems more like crossing a puddle when compared to the chasm between university living and the world beyond."

Being lonely can suck, and everyone feels lonely more often than they’d care to admit. Regardless of whether you’ve just become single, have never dated or are married with three kids, loneliness can creep in from any angle.

‘Why don’t I remember this from class? I totally bombed this part on the midterm! My university career is being torn down by this single equation.’ These are all things that seem to run through our heads when we finally dive into our notes and see the veritable Everest of things we have to cover.

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