Posts Tagged ‘finals’

As I have been locked up in my dorm studying for final exams and writing unreasonably long papers that professors will only read half of, I have also been listening to some my favorite albums. I find that good music can help counteract writing a tedious paper or studying for a final exam. But there are certain albums that need to be listened to for certain classes and subjects.

Last semester while studying for my Human Sexuality final, I found that any Prince album helped me stay focused. I suggest either “Purple Rain” or “1999.” For history papers focusing on the 1980s, the Reagan administration and what really went down back then, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” is always a good pick.  If you can’t decipher his lyrics on your own, I’ll let you in on a secret: It is not an endorsement of Reagan. For chemistry tests, I would recommend “The Velvet Underground & Nico” because if you are studying chemistry, at some point, you’re going to need a little heroin. (Just kidding. Kids, that shit will melt your brain.)


Hell Week

Posted: December 8, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Yes, the week of red bull consumption, sleepless nights, and pajama fashion has come its way. Finals week. It’s weird because for me, I have all my finals and papers due this week, not during the actual finals week. Therefore, I got to purchase my plane ticket to Korea for the 12th, while everyone else will be studying. HAH! Anyway, what I noticed about Hell Week is that it’s not just about finals, but it includes other really important things to think about.

Besides finals and papers, it’s a week to make sure all your points add up correctly. If you’re down by just two points from an A, you get busy emailing your professors about any extra credit opportunities. What I realized in my four years of college here is that our professors are actually pretty lenient. If you honestly show that you’re really desperate by going to their office hours and emailing them constantly, they will actually think about any extra credit opportunities.

Another realization that came to mind is that our school really needs another library (I have actually been talking about this with my friends since sophomore year). Once finals week starts, literally everyone rushes to Bird as early as possible so they can find a spot to crash for that whole day. If you miss that time, then you’ll just never be able to find a good table (i.e. the one with outlets) or cubicle.

There’s also Carnegie, the math library, but it’s so small and shady. Plus, it closes at midnight. I know there’s study spaces in Whitman, Newhouse and LSB, but we all know that we can’t get in after a certain time if we’re not a student in that department. If our school seriously has never thought about coming up with a new library, then they should at least extend the closing times for the upper floors at Bird.

Regardless, I don’t want to think too much during Hell Week. Good luck to everyone!

– Ellie Sul

One thing I would not have been able to tell you about being a freshman at Syracuse–until actually becoming a freshman at ‘Cuse–is the importance of Nintendo 64 to freshmen boys.

I don’t know if it’s just all freshmen boys or the ones in my particular hall, but if there is one thing for girls to perfect over the summer before coming to Syracuse are your old Nintendo 64 skills. For any freshman girl wondering how to meet a nice guy in the dorms, now is your chance to ask for a Nintendo 64 or GameCube for Christmas and start practicing for next semester.

Personally, it’s been about eight years since I last challenged my sister to a game of Super Mario Bros. and I slightly regret it. If I would of known that my video-gaming skills could possibly come in handy in college, then I might of thought twice before throwing them out.

P.S. Nintendo GameCube could become your new Ski House on a Thursday night when those blizzards start hitting us hard–and I’m not referring to the degree at which you’ve been partying.

Party hard, play harder.

-Fresh Meat

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~Katie Allyn