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Sleep is crucial to success

A man sleeps in his bed on Feb. 19.
May 7, 2020

It’s easy to put sleeping on the back burner, especially during finals week. Getting the proper amount of sleep is critical to not only academic success, but also to overall health. However, putting...

Big brother Proctorio

Big brother Proctorio
May 7, 2020

The final exam you’ve been waiting for is later today. The University has instructed you to download a new program called Proctorio. You’ve been holding off on downloading this program for a while...

Yes, you heard right: Let go of all hope, learn to adapt this finals week

Yes, you heard right: Let go of all hope, learn to adapt this finals week
May 7, 2020

It’s finals week. At this point, you know what to expect.  Finals week is kind of like riding a bike on a bumpy path — except this year, the bike you’re riding is on fire. Everything is also on...

International student navigates finals week

Junior Vishrut Khaitan sits at a desk with the materials he needs to do school work.
May 7, 2020

Vishrut Khaitan, a junior in Engineering, traveled 7,858 miles to get home when the University decided to transition online. Balancing finals, family life and a ten-and-a-half hour time difference, Khaitan...

Use these apps to achieve that A during finals

An illustration depicts several adults working and being productive.
May 7, 2020

With finals kicking into high gear, productivity may dwindle. This can come in the form of a text message or someone posting a picture of a puppy on Facebook. On the bright side, there are some apps to...

Psychology paper causes personal problems

A woman holds her head in her hands as she stares at her laptop.
May 7, 2020

This semester I am taking a psychology course and seemingly can never write exactly what the professor wants for every paper. This is super annoying, especially because I really enjoy the professor...

Healthy snacks help students during finals week

An assortment of fruit surround and fills a white ceramic bowl.
May 7, 2020

For college students, finals week is regarded as one of the most stressful times of the semester. Studying, writing papers and turning in projects — it is no wonder this time can be full of tension and...

Follow these tips to ace your final exams in quarantine

A student's head is obscured behind a tall stack of books.
May 7, 2020

With finals exams quickly approaching, it’s time to start the strenuous process of studying. If preparing for finals wasn’t already stressful enough, now we have to do it in quarantine. Among all the...

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