Your Finals Week Of Fall Semester, As Told By The Cast Of 'Friends'

Your Finals Week Of Fall Semester, As Told By The Cast Of 'Friends'

When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your semester.

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Finals week is among us, which means practically every college student will be stressed out for a week straight. Whether it's a final paper, group project, presentation, or a final exam, we've all got something to be worried about. On the bright side, once the week is over and that last assignment is done, we can finally go home for the holidays and be away from schoolwork for a month. In honor of Netflix's attempt to remove "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" from their platform, here is finals week described through the cast of "F.R.I.E.N.D.S."

When you go to the library to study but the people around you won't stop talking

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Somehow even on the quietest floor of the library there still manages to be that one person that sits near you and won't shut up.

Studying so late that all the dining halls are closed

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The library closes at 2:30 a.m. but the dining halls close at 8 p.m.?

Realizing the first question on an exam isn't what you studied

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Spending hours studying an entire semesters worth of material can be tricky, especially when questions show up about that one thing you decided to skip over because "you'll remember it."

That one person that won't do their part in the final group project

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We all know that guy. Sometimes you get lucky and everyone in your group contributes equally, but other times you get stuck carrying the team.

Saying goodbye to your professor after the final

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Unless you're lucky enough to be friends with your professors, leaving a final and seeing them for the last time just adds to the relief of being done with the course.

Stress eating

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When you're up all hours of the night studying, you can't help but order that pizza or eat those Oreos to keep you going.

When someone asks if you're okay mid-week

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Never ask a college kid if they're okay during finals week, they're not.

When your brain is so fried you can't even spell anymore

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As you get to the tenth page of your final paper, you may start to realize that your grammar skills have given up.

Finding out all of your group projects are due on the same day

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Professor's love to style their classes the exact same way, which leads to all of your final papers and projects being due on the same day. And leaves you pulling all nighters for the entire week.

When your class doesn't have a final

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Reading the syllabus in the beginning of the semester and seeing that there's no final is one of the most relieving feelings. Even better is when it's close to the end of the semester and your professor decides that there won't be a final.

Feeling like winter break is years away

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Even though the semester may have gone by quickly, the last two weeks seem to drag on longer than the entire semester.

Trying to study with your friends and getting distracted by each other

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You always think it's a great idea to go to the study room together to "keep each other motivated" and "help the other one study," but lets be real this is what you really end up doing.

Being on the verge of your 5th mental breakdown

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Five mental breakdowns in a week? More like five mental breakdowns in a day.

When you give your partner one job and they still do it wrong

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Doing majority of the work on a project is one of the worst feelings, but even more frustrating than that is when you give your partner one thing to do and they don't even get that simple task done.

When all your exams are over and you can finally leave

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No feeling beats knowing that you're done with the semester and can finally go home to your friends and family for the holiday.

When you thought it was all over, but forgot your final grades still have to come out

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Just when you thought you could sit back and relax for the holidays, reality hits about the potential that you might be retaking one of your classes.

Finals week is among us, but it's nothing that watching a few episodes of "F.R.I.E.N.D.S" can't get you through.

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything
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I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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Google Calendar.

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Google Doc File Folders

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Momentum Chrome Extension

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