Monthly Archives: December 2017

10 incentives for getting through fall finals

Westminster’s Reeves Library is a common study area for students during finals week.


Finals week. These dreaded words can make students shudder. It is safe to say no one looks forward to finals week. If you do, you just may be a professor. But, instead of throwing yourself in front of a car on your way to a final — which may seem like the best option — consider these incentives for getting through finals week.

1. Furry friends. You get to go home and see your beloved pet that you have missed all semester. Who doesn’t love animal cuddles?

2. Christmas cookies. Santa isn’t the only one who gets a sweet treat this Christmas season. “Treat yo’ self” — you deserve it.

3. Home-cooked meals. We all have to admit that nothing is better than a home cooked meal. Say goodbye to dining hall and hello to cooking done right.

4. Relaxation time. Forget walking miles around campus every day. You don’t have to leave your couch for like a month.

5. Freedom. You’ll be out of the class that you absolutely dread. There are some classes that seem to take what seems like six hours to get through or there are difficult classes that make you want to pull out your hair and develop ulcers. It will all be over soon.

6. Christmas movies. Freeform’s “25 Days of Christmas” schedule will be like your class schedule; you have to know when to tune in.

7. Binge-watching TV shows. You will have plenty of time to watch all 10 seasons of that show you have been wanting to watch for the past few months. If you are really dedicated, you can finish more than one show.

8. Family time. Sure, being away from home and somewhat “adulting” is nice, but coming home to see your family and get some quality bonding time is much needed.

9. Personal space. You get your own room, and you get to sleep in your own comfortable (possibly larger) bed. Even if you love your roommate, you need your time away. And, let’s be honest; he or she is probably getting on your nerves.

10. Christmas and New Year’s. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Bundle up, drink some hot chocolate, eat cookies, watch movies, spend time with loved ones, and be merry. On New Year’s Eve, make a resolution that you may or may not follow through with. Cheers to a great 2018.

Good luck on what may feel like the worst week ever. You can do it.