Ask Edith: TH8 Strategy, iPad Games, and More

HBA Eagle Eye is proud to present a new advice column, the Ask Edith Advice Column.

Have relationship issues?  Edith will gladly give you clarity on the situation.  Need advice on personal dilemmas?  Edith will help.  Edith is here for you, so please submit your comments, questions, and concerns. Drop your questions off to the Edith box in the Learning Center.

Here are a few answers to questions that Edith recently received:


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Dear Edith,

In your opinion, what is the best TH8 attack strategy?

-Anonymous

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Dear anonymous Clasher,

For all the non gamers out there, I’ll translate.  TH8 is short for Town Hall 8, a level in the popular online multiplayer game Clash of Clans, also known as “Clash.” I’m no expert in Clash, however I was able to interview a few well-reputed Clashers at HBA. This is their advice:

“All drags.”—Physics Teacher Andrew Vitek

“Dragons.”—Art Teacher Garrett Omoto

“Hogriders or ‘gowipe’ (gollems, wizards, pekka.)”—senior Christian Chee

“Balloon and minions (balloonion.)”—senior Joshua Kishaba

“Hold your finger on the Clash of Clans app until an ‘x’ comes up.  Then click the ‘x.’” —Math Teacher Aaron Kondo

Yours Truly,

Edith

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Dear Edith,

How do I convince the teachers (and Frontiera) to let us download games on our iPads?

-A concerned and game deprived 9th grader

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Dear Concerned and Game Deprived 9th Grader,

As a ninth grader you will not be able to download games on the iPad. If you really want to change this policy, vice principal Ryan Frontiera is always ready to listen to new suggestions within reason. There is a reasonable explanation for the no-iPad game policy for ninth graders. Freshmen year should be the time you get to know your new classmates and adjust into the high school atmosphere. Instead of looking to your iPad to pass your time or using it as a way to interact with your friends, look forward to trying new things and making more friends in person. Endure one more year till you are a sophomore, because that is when you will be able to download games. For now, here are some things you could do to substitute for your iPad games: Challenge yourself and join some clubs; start volunteering early; focus on school (your GPA matters now. I wish I knew this when I was your age); start a time capsule for senior year; start a scrapbook of photos for your senior year; or do a fun outdoor activity your friends. There is more to do than just these examples, but they are a start. You can still enjoy the rest of your freshmen year without games on your iPad.

Yours truly,

Edith.

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Dear Edith,

If your parents are really strict, how do you convince them to let you date?

-A sheltered child

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Dear Sheltered Child,

Here are eight steps to convincing your parents to let you date:

1.     Think about your intentions for dating and if you are really ready for it. Also consider the reasons why your parents would be hesitant to let you date.

2.     Show your parents that you are a mature and responsible person. Do your chores and get your school work in order, and also be sincere about it all.

3.     Keep the communication between you and your parents open. Talk with them so you’ll feel more comfortable when you have to talk about dating. Make compromises such as going on group or chaperoned dates.

4.     Let your parents meet that boy or girl. Invite them over for a family activity. Or to make things less awkward for that boy or girl, bring a few friends to this family activity. It is to your advantage to have your parents to be at ease with this person while getting to know them.

5.     Discuss the topic in a rational manner. Don’t throw a fit if they say “no” the first time you ask. This will just make you seem immature and not ready for a dating situation.

6.      Accept your parents’ decision. Know that they have your best interests in mind. A “no” now doesn’t necessarily mean that it will always be “no.” Be patient.

7.     If they say “yes” and let you date, don’t forget your responsibilities. If you are slacking in school and your chores at home because your dating life becomes all-consuming, you’re only proving to your parents that you’re not actually ready to date. Make smart decisions.

8.     Tell them the truth. Lying will only lead to worse matters, and then you probably won’t be able to date for a long time. Start telling the truth now and save yourself from hardships later on.

Yours truly,

Edith.

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Dear Edith,

I am currently addicted…to crab legs. I know, do not be appalled but the flavor of the juicy meat just gets me. I can’t keep myself from sucking the meat out of the shells. The crab legs are just…mm-mmm…good. How can I stop this addiction?! Help me ASAP. The problem is so bad that I’m currently eating crab legs right now! Excuse the crab meat juices on the paper…I am very sorry for this burden.

-Anonymous

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Dear Anonymous crab leg eater,

Wow, this sounds like serious problem. As to this obsession to crab meat, have you thought about the pros and cons to eating them?

Pros: Crab is a complete source of protein. It is great to be eaten in sushi, which is easy to snack on.

Cons: Overeating crab meat can lead to high sodium and cholesterol levels in your body. Too much (cholesterol) can increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

You might need to take some time away from crab meat. If you feel the urge to turn back to your old ways, try eating a replacement snack instead. Perhaps a simple baby carrot for your troubles? Please eat everything in moderation.

Yours truly,

Edith.

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