After an unplanned run-in with acquaintance Ali Kniep in the Blue Room, senior Shelly Emmers reported that, oh, ok, she’s going in for a hug.
“I was expecting a friendly nod, maybe a wave," said Emmers, adding that she was in one class with Kniep and that they talked a little, but not enough to deserve a hug. "But she wanted to hug I guess? Weird.”
“I wasn’t sure how to handle it," continued Emmers. "I sort of flopped my arms around to reciprocate, but I was still trying to process, you know? It really came out of nowhere. Like… why?”
At press time, Kniep was referencing the single, mundane conversation she had shared with Emmers last semester.