Chatham Chats Episode 1


Alice Crow, Cat Kuhn, and Abigail Hakas


College students are often plagued by questions about love, money, friendship and the future. With so many people seeking advice, who has the answers? In this episode of the Chatham Chats, staff writer Cat Kuhn interviews opinion editor Abigail Hakas, as they attempt to answer some of the most common college questions curated by the staff of the Communiqué. In this installment of Chatham Chats, the Communiqué’s advice column series, Kuhn and Hakas address six must-know questions:


  • How do you make friends in college?
  • What organization and time management systems should you use?
  • What are the worst mistakes you can make during your first year?
  • What are the biggest red flags for professors?
  • What is the best way to make money in college?
  • Who should you avoid dating and how do you find the right partner?


Chatham Chats is a safe space for students to anonymously ask questions regarding any problem they may be facing. The series welcomes questions about school, finance, relationships, mental health or anything else students may be struggling with. For more information, visit