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Sophomore Jacob Wargo walks out of Boneyard Creek wearing cowboy boots on Nov. 16, 2019. Students can relieve stress during finals week by taking a walk outside.

Walk off your stress during finals, go outside

By Gwyn Skiles, Features Editor May 6, 2021

Finals are stressful. But this year, they feel even more so. Most students have been going full steam ahead since January. Not to mention during a pandemic where most activities and gatherings that relieve...

Foellinger Auditorium stands tall on the Main Quad. Students get ready to say goodbye to campus as finals come around.

Prioritize health, do not sweat burnout

By Rohit Jammu, Assistant Features Editor May 6, 2021

It’s May once again and that means you’ve made it through yet another begrudging, infuriating and yet, what I hope was a complicated and fun semester. It’s been over a year since all of us have...

Students study at the main stacks of the Main Library on April 30, 2019. There are many good places to study on campus.

Best places to study for finals

By Amrita Bhattacharyya, News Editor May 6, 2021

Finals are fast approaching, and it’s time to buckle down and start studying. With the ongoing pandemic, the University’s study spaces may not be as accessible as they are in a normal year. However,...

A man sleeps in his bed on Feb. 19.

Sleep is crucial to success

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...

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...

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...

An illustration depicts several adults working and being productive.

Use these apps to achieve that A during finals

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...

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

International student navigates finals week

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...

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

Psychology paper causes personal problems

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...

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

Healthy snacks help students during finals week

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...

A students head is obscured behind a tall stack of books.

Follow these tips to ace your final exams in quarantine

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...

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