Students gear up as semester winds down

Kyle Almond

For many students the last two weeks of each semester provide a double dose of pressure, and finding a way to survive finals is always at the top of everyone’s to-do list.

Of course, the stress doesn’t affect all students to the same degree.

“Personally, there is no stress,” said Mike Ditch, senior business major. “This is my ninth finals week, so I know what to do to prepare.”

Many students who cannot avoid stress will simply be in denial about it, while others will joke about its existence.

“I’m ADD, so whenever I get stressed out I just quit thinking about it,” said Caleb Reid.

For those students unfortunate enough to live in reality, the next few weeks can be particularly stressful, but they don’t have to be. In addition to attending the last week of classes and studying for 25 hours each day students can take part in the “Nightmare Before Finals” events planned by the Washburn Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board.

The week’s events start today with a trail mix lunch buffet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dodgeball 9 to 10 p.m. in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

Tuesday, CAB will host an open house and will offer chances for students to win a movie ticket by answering trivia questions. Students will also be able to make their own hot chocolate. At 7 p.m. CAB will hold a pingpong tournament in the Living Learning Center. Sign-up is available in the CAB office and pizza will be provided at the tournament.

Also, Mabee Library will be open until 2 a.m. through the first week of December and 24 hours a day during finals week.