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10 UMD Research Study Areas and Routines to Assist You Endure...

Finals week. A phrase that, if uttered, will likely cause any college student within earshot to groan incessantly. Finals week is upon us at UMD and during that dreaded time, the whole campus shifts into overdrive. RA’s instate 24-hour quiet hours in the dorms to allow people to cram. There’s a mad dash to McKeldin…

An Open Letter to My Finals Week

As 3 a.m. quickly approaches, you’re still in the same place: the library. You finally look up from your computer to find the only other people in the library are the cleaning crew and one other student asleep on their laptop keyboard as they type pages and pages of the letter “D.” The only reason…

An Open Letter to Boston College Finals

Dear Boston College Finals, Who do you think you are? Like seriously, who? You always know how to creep up on us so quickly. This year you decided to be extra sneaky. You pretend like you’re nothing to worry about, a distant, far-away event that barely seems real. You even gave us a little break…

I Practically Broke Down Since of Finals

Classes finally ended, but don’t get too excited. They’re replaced with countless hours of studying, piles of coffee cups and endless late nights. You don’t need to wake up for classes in the morning, but you still get up early to study. That’s how it is for me, at least. I study all day—maybe nine…

When it Drizzles Throughout Finals Week, It Puts

By now, most college students have the luxury of taking a break from all the stresses of school: exams, projects and even all that fast food you’re forced to eat. We all can relate to the dread the end of each semester brings and the infamous Finals Week that comes along with it. With the…

Finding Buddies in the Library

From across the room, under the quiet hush of the library, undiscovered friends await, faces pressed into lit laptop screens. I didn’t realize at the time, but allowing a chance encounter and making new library friends can easily become the highlight of finals season. Curling across the desktop were three pairs of headphones, all mine.…

How to Have A Many Outstanding Finals Week at UMW

Here at University of Mary Washington, it has finally descended upon us: Finals Week (see also: Hell Week, the Week of Weeping and Seven Days of Stress). The coffee pot is bubbling, the bags under the eyes are bulging and the faint whiff of desperation hangs in the dark corners of the library. Festive! However,…

10 Tips on Enduring Finals Without Showering in Coffee

If you pass someone on campus shot gunning four gallons of coffee and dropping a notebook full of paper, any college student can tell you that they’re in the midst of finals week. Finals week can make or break your semester, so it is super important that you pass. With everything I have learned from…

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