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Six Extremely Relatable Things from Ancient Rome

Six Extremely Relatable Things from Ancient Rome

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 30, 2015
According to a UNM classics professor, the historical fact that big-name gladiators endorsed products (attested by frescoes and other ancient evidence) was originally going to make it into the movie Gladiator, but was cut because of the concern that audiences would think th More  →

Ask Jono: My Brother's Life Is Falling Apart!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 26, 2015
Dear Jono, I'm going to cut right to the chase with this one: I am worried about my older brother. John (we'll call him) has been going through some really hard times lately, and I don't know how to be there for him or help him. I ... More  →
Ask Jono: My Brother's Life Is Falling Apart!

Ask Jono: I Like My Brother's 27-Year-Old Friend!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 17, 2015
Dear Jono, I really like one of my brother's best friends. And he's older... I'm 20 and he's 27. I don't get to see him very often, maybe every month or so, but when I do we flirt. He'll steal glances at me from across the ... More  →
Ask Jono: I Like My Brother's 27-Year-Old Friend!

Book Superlatives

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 5, 2015
1.) Longest Book: THE BIBLE (Just Kidding, It's Artamene ou le Grand Cyrus)Total Length: Between 8,000 and 13,000 pages, depending on whom you ask, and around 2,000,000 words. If you printed it out at Kinkos, it would weigh about 80 pounds, and the Kinkos guy would give you More  →
Book Superlatives

March Horoscopes!!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 4, 2015
They say that a little learning is a dangerous thing, Aries, but no learning is an even dangerouser thing, because then you'd keep burning yourself on hot stoves and forgetting the state capitals. "A lot of learning" is probably the ideal scenario, so try to learn some stuff More  →
March Horoscopes!!

Ask Jono: We Shared "The Look" and Kinda Messed It Up!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 1, 2015
Hi Jono! Your advice has helped me a lot all these years, but I don't think you addressed this certain topic yet: How can you tell if a shy guy likes you? You see, a guy in my class has been looking at me quite a lot ... More  →
Ask Jono: We Shared "The Look" and Kinda Messed It Up!

Ask Jono: My (Self-Initiated) Breakup Has Made Me Miserable

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 23, 2015
Dearest Jono, My life is complicated. It always was. I have been through many things and survived but this situation really knocked me down. For university, I moved out of my hometown into another city. I left behind the love of my life. I thought I was ... More  →
Ask Jono: My (Self-Initiated) Breakup Has Made Me Miserable

Ask Jono: Can I Approach This Boy Without Being Creepy?

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 16, 2015
Hey Jono, I’d like to preface this by saying that I LOVE your column, I’d be totally clueless to just about everything without your helpful musings. I’m a 17-year-old junior in high school, and while not exceptional in the appearance department, (Huh? Makeup?) I pride myself ... More  →
Ask Jono: Can I Approach This Boy Without Being Creepy?

Ask Jono: I Got Spontaneously Kissed; Please Advise

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 12, 2015
Hello Jono, Firstly, Jono, how is it that you're so awesome? and Um, may I please have your autograph? Laterly, I do indeed have a problem of the female girl persuasion in which your advice would be most profoundly appreciated. You see, Jono (assuming that you, in ... More  →
Ask Jono: I Got Spontaneously Kissed; Please Advise