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Sleep is crucial to success

A man sleeps in his bed on Feb. 19.

By JJ Kim, Editor-in-Chief

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 off sleep is understandable; you have so much to study for with such little time to do so. You’re ...

Big brother Proctorio

Big brother Proctorio

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

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 now, due to its invasive nature. It seems pretty harmless at first, right? After all, it requires you...

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

By Meghan Lyons, Special Sections Editor

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 fire around you, including yourself and everyone you love. Instead of riding home, you are pedaling...

International student navigates finals week

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

By Shivali Shukla, Assistant Special Sections Editor

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 talks about his experiences back home in New Delhi, India. Vishrut Khaitan: “It was a couple days before...

Use these apps to achieve that A during finals

An illustration depicts several adults working and being productive.

By Shalini Atluri, Staff Writer

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 make sure students can stay on task and achieve the grades they want. Below are some useful apps that...

Psychology paper causes personal problems

A woman holds her head in her hands as she stares at her laptop.

By Bella Keys, Staff Writer

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 and the class. For the final, we have been told to design our own prevention program for some at-ris...

Healthy snacks help students during finals week

An assortment of fruit surround and fills a white ceramic bowl.

By Haley Bickelhaupt, Staff Writer

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 anxiety. This extra stress can cause students to reach out for food in an attempt to comfort themselves,...

Follow these tips to ace your final exams in quarantine

A student's head is obscured behind a tall stack of books.

By Cassie Reichert, Staff Writer

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 craziness of the pandemic and the lack of structure with remote learning, it wouldn’t be surprising if ...