Caroline Sandifer

The Help Line

Q: One of my friends is very clingy. She always assumes that she’s included in whatever plans I make. This makes me want to lie about what I’m doing for the weekend or be really vague. I hate doing this, but I also don’t like her leeching into my social life. I like hanging out […]

The Help Line

Q. I’m a freshman, and I live in a quad. One of my roommates keeps eating my food and using my laundry detergent, but I’m not sure which one. In any case, when I come back to my room a couple of apples or yogurts will be gone, or a just-opened bag of cookies will […]

The Help Line

I made a new friend in one of my classes and she seemed really cool at the time, but she continually talks about herself. We’ve hung out a few times, but she’s never once asked about me. It feels weird to “self-promote” what I’ve been up to, but I’m tired of only listening. Still, I’m […]

Twisted fun

“Relax your head … relax your head … your head is relaxed.” I breathe in deeply, trying to compete with the deep exhales of the man beside me. I feel like I’m hyperventilating more than achieving tranquility. The room at D.C. Yoga is warm and dark and smells faintly of incense. Madonna chants in the […]