Advice column: Liza's logic

TechNews Writer
Mon Aug 30, 2021

Dear Liza,

I know covid affected everyone last year, but I feel that no one really takes me seriously when I try to explain just how bad fall 2020 was for me. Spring 2020 wasn’t any better for me either. I was at such a low point in my life so of course my grades suffered. My gpa is so low that I lost my scholarship and have no way of paying for this school year without going into a large amount of debt (I’m a sophomore and a commuter by the way). The only bright side is that I know what I want to major in now. I don’t want to burden my family with debt so I think I’ll have to drop out and just work until I can raise enough money to come back. I’m just scared I’m going to make the wrong decision.




Dear BB,

I’m sorry to hear about your situation. COVID-19 really did affect all of us, but because it affected everyone some people think it’s okay to invalidate others’ feelings. I can’t give you the right answer because there isn’t exactly one so I’ll just tell you what I think I would do in your situation. I would transfer to a community college. Since we’re nearly in September, I’m not sure if you can still apply for this semester. If you can’t, then you could take this semester off, work somewhere, and start school in the spring. Going to a community college will give you the opportunity to raise your GPA so that if you decide to go to a four year university you can receive some financial aid from them. You can explain your situation to the university you apply to so they can better understand what affected your GPA. I hope your situation improves and I hope I was able to help you in some way. Keep your head up!

Best wishes,






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2021 - Fall - Issue 1