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Question #89775 posted on 05/27/2017 10:26 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Can

anybodyyyyy

help me find the connection between chastise/ment/ing and chastity? I mean, they're so close-sounding, there's gotta be some connection, right? What am I missing?

-not a Queen

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Dear Princess,

There is a connection, although it's somewhat indirect. Chastity comes from the Old French chastete, which comes from the Latin castitas, which is a nominalization of castus, meaning morally pure or virtuous. Chastise comes from the Old French chastier, which comes from the Latin castigo, which a combination of castus and āgo (to make). Therefore, chastity is a state of being pure or virtuous, which chastisement is an action that (hopefully) results a person being more chaste.

-The Entomophagist


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Posted on 05/27/2017 5:49 p.m. New Correction on: #89758 Example framing my question: Looking around for a starter DSLR camera, I saw a Nikon D3400 ...
Question #89777 posted on 05/27/2017 2:56 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I've lived in BYU On-Campus housing for a few semesters now, and I've had some pretty (unusually?) bad experiences with Housing. Most recently, I had a terrible experience with the HA of my new building. Friends are saying I should complain (because said HA was not doing their job) but I feel like due to the other experiences I've had I wouldn't even know who to go to for help. Who should I contact about an unhelpful and rude HA? Do you think it's worth doing?

-SMQ

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Dear SMQ,

If you're having a bad experience with your HA, definitely talk to someone about it! But first, try talking with this HA or even your RA, if you feel like that would be helpful. In res life training, whenever a conflict arose (mostly roommate conflicts but also others), we were always instructed to ask first, "Have you talked to this person about it?"

Sometimes miscommunication can make for hurt feelings on both sides when open communication could rectify the situation. Try asking this HA if you could talk to them and explain what you are feeling and why you're feeling that way. They'll be much more likely to rectify the situation if they understand your side of the story. If that doesn't work, try talking to your RA and see if they can have a conversation with the building HA about your perspective; your RA might have closer relationships with both you and the HA and be able to see both perspectives. The HA also might be more inclined to hear what the RA says because they have a working relationship.

If having a conversation with them does not help, the next person to contact would probably be area management. The phone info for the on-campus area offices is here. If you call the phone number for your building area, you should be able to either talk with the area management or schedule an appointment to do so. At that point, you could bring up your concerns about your HA conflict and from there, the area management could decide the best course of action. Definitely try to communicate with this HA first, though, because that could solve the conflict.

Sorry you're having a poor experience with on-campus housing and hope this helps somehow! 

-Van Goff


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Friday, May 26, 2017
Question #89772 posted on 05/26/2017 1:44 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Van Goff just said he was born the year harry potter came out. It came out in November of 2001....are you really only 16 years old? Or possibly 15?

---whaaaaaaaat

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Dear friend,

The first book came out in 1997. I'm one of the younger Board writers, but not that young (thank goodness)!

-Van Goff

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Dear you,

Van Goff's not the only one born when Harry Potter came out. I'm exactly 21 days older than the release date of the first book.

-Young


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