Posts Tagged ‘finals’
Quick and Dirty is an occasional series in which we ask our regular Opinion contributors their thoughts on a particular topic. This week, we asked them to share their thoughts on reading week – that twilight period between the end of classes and the beginning of finals where most Columbians are overworked, overcaffeinated and under-rested.
Ben Rashkovich, Canon contributor: I’ve had a tradition, once I’m done or nearly done but with lots of free time, of going into Butler with a friend and watching Netflix or just eating while everyone else studies. Last semester I brought an entire homemade cherry pie and a quart of milk and watched Breaking Bad until like 6 a.m. with my roommate.
Orli Matlow, Blogger:
To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas:
It’s late. You’re up.
You’re probably going to be up for a while. It’s finals season, after all – final papers and exams and problem sets all lined up ready to take aim.
But don’t let it get to you. Don’t let stress absorb you. Don’t let it bleed into your relationships – the most important part of your life.
Here are some friendly reminders of what is good, healthy, and beautiful about life:
1. Snow! It snowed today!
And unless you endured the two EC fire drills today, the snow is pretty from where you are cozy and warm – Butler or not.
It’s a tough time of year. Papers, exams, emotional transfers of power. But put the coffee, mobile Facebook (because you blocked it on your computer), and Thai take-out away for a minute.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Sit back, relax, and get ready to groan at (but secretly enjoy) these fun puns and jokes:
Why wouldn’t the shrimp share his treasure?
He was a little shellfish.
It’s late. You’re up. You may have noticed the moving and poignant nature of some posts now that the semester is winding down. This will not be one of those posts, because idk emotions wut? I DO know, however, that I should have devoted more time to writing things I need to write, and reading things I need to read, but instead, these are some articles I have read and videos I have watched. Enjoy!
Today marks the two-week countdown to the Netflix premiere of Season 4 of “Arrested Development,” the FOX comedy that was sadly canceled before its heyday. The built-up excitement coincides with the rough patch of finals we’re about to enter (or have already entered … rough for us Lit Hum students).
With 14 days until we can binge-watch all the “AD” our hearts desire, here are 14 truths of finals period — in “Arrested Development” GIF form, no less.
What my parents think (and hope) when I tell them I’m going to the library:
Finals are coming… It’s day three and the last day of reading week. I hope everyone is surviving this horrible week and is feeling prepared for exams. If you need a study break, Orgo Night is being held in Butler 209 by our funny (YMMV) and controversial CUMB, so come on by for some laughs, some boos, and a much needed rest from studying.
Know this: You don’t ever need to leave your room for food. Here’s a place where you can order food online and have it delivered to your room.
It’s late. You’re up. And you’re wondering, why am I on Spectrum at 1:11 at night when I should be studying for tests, or, better yet, sleeping? Well, it’s obviously because I’m an amazing writer. Obviously.
Anyways, what I wanted to talk about tonight is about those events that happen around this time of year that you or I don’t know that much about the actual history.
While those of you of Mexican descent, or Hispanophiles (not sure if a word), might know about the history of this celebration, many of us (or just me) have no idea about this party. I always thought it was something in between the 4th of July, Halloween, and President’s Day.
The day commemorates an important victory in Mexican history in 1862, when an invading force of the French were looking to have some sort of tributary government in the Americas. Obviously, they would have none of that, and the victory became something comparable to the Alamo, besides the fact that they won.
It is comparable to the Alamo in the sense that, while pro-freedom Mexicans won this battle, it was mainly symbolic, as the French would go on to take over Mexico City and instate a puppet Emperor for the next three years. After which, from some pressure from the newly unified States of America, France left Mexico.
Hey everyone, it is the beginning of the end! You have reading to do, so I’ll skip the introduction.
Spring semester is difficult: as the weather gets nicer, we have to spend more and more time indoors.
If you’re feeling good about exams, if reading week is generally free time for you, or if you’re a second-semester senior, there’s really no reason to read this post—carry on with your dollar beer nights and basking on the steps. But for those of you who may need a reminder, keep in mind the following fact:
Monday, May 6 = Last Day Of Classes
We’re in the home stretch, people. It’s the second to last week of classes, and pretty soon it’ll be the last week of classes, and then before you know it you’ll be done with exams and on a plane back home to Kansas City. But before you get to gorge yourself on homemade cooking, collapse in your unlofted bed, and hibernate until the next season of Bad Girls’ Club begins, you’ve still got… finals.