Finals may be over, but it’s always a good idea to go back and dwell on the absolute worst week of your adult life! We’ve all run into various problems during finals, one being that we had to take the damn things. To round off the fact that we don’t have to deal with any more exams for the next six months (sorry, summer class-taking students), the Clog has speculated upon five of the most horrendous things that could have happened to you during finals week.
- Being hungry during your final
We guess you could say that this was a ~recipe~ for disaster. We totally get that if you had an 8 a.m. final, you wouldn’t have wanted to wake up a second earlier than you had to in order to roll out of bed and hike to your exam room. But maybe you should’ve grabbed a granola bar or stolen your roommate’s stale croissant, because then, for a total of three long hours, your brain wouldn’t have been constantly fighting between your stomach and the essay you were trying to crank out.
- Having your final accidentally booked in the same room as a different final
This is a student’s and the administration’s absolute worst nightmare. In the hustle and bustle of finals, nobody wants to waste more time dealing with two groups of 600 students each both showing up to the RSF Field House because their finals were booked there at the same time. On the bright side, though, you would’ve gotten to spend more time in existential dread before taking it!
- Having the 7 to 10 p.m. final slot on Friday
We don’t have much to say about this except that it’s the worst. While you watched your friends saunter off home, you were stuck spending your Friday hunched over your notes, laptop and five Monster energy drinks. And it was at night, when your worrying had drained you of all the energy you needed to have your brain functioning at even half capacity during your final. Hope you didn’t fall asleep, bud.
- GBC being out of green books
T-minus three minutes to your final. You sprinted to trusty GBC to pick up a green book, but you got there a bit too late as the dude who arrived 30 seconds before you swooped the last one. Even though the lady at the register told you more green books were on their way, you simply had no more time. You had to settle for a … blue book.
- Sleeping through your final
Having a royally f—ed sleep schedule isn’t the smartest way to go. If you had a 3 to 6 p.m. final and you decided to take a small nap at 1 p.m. just to wake up at 4:30 p.m. and panic, things probably didn’t look too good for you at that moment. Maybe you were able to pull through with just an hour and 30 minutes, but who are you trying to fool?
We hope you enjoyed this lovely journey back in time to finals week with the Clog! If you were a lucky one, none of these happened to you, and you were able to make it to summer relatively unscathed. From all of us at the Clog, have a great one!