The Finals Game
“Welcome! Tributes, we welcome you. We salute your courage and your sacrifice, and we wish you Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
Finals week can feel a lot like The Hunger Games some days. We all “train” together, enter the “arena” (more like a huge lecture hall) together, and feel the pressures of doing well together. Luckily, we’re not in The Hunger Games, and our lives do not depend on how well we do on one Chemistry, History, or Physics exam. Getting a B in a class instead of an A isn’t the end of the world, and luckily we aren’t all battling each other in hopes of winning something. Instead, we compete against only ourselves to get the grades we hope for and do the best we can, but that usually ends up in a lot of stress and late nights from watching too much Netflix. So during this next week, ditch the unproductive Netflix study breaks and try these stress relief tips instead:
- Go to free events on campus! These events are being offered because the university knows there are students looking for a study break! You can:
- Ice skate and go bouldering for free at the rec center
- Get a Late Night Breakfast on Monday night at the UMC from 8 PM to 11 PM
- Fortify yourself with coffee & cookies at the Norlin Library Circulation Desk Tuesday from 11 AM to 1 PM
- Free fitness classes at the rec center
- A good study spot can make all the difference! Find a study spot where you feel successful.
- Eaton Humanities is open 24 hours a day during finals week
- Norlin commons are also open around the clock
- The rest of Norlin library has extended hours from 7:30 AM to 2 AM
- Finally, make sure you are staying mentally healthy! I like to do this by eating well and giving myself plenty of brain breaks by doing simple arts and crafts, taking a walk, or even calling my parents on the phone.
Honors students, welcome to the Fall 2015 Finals Week, and may your grades be ever in your favor.