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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8 Things You Should Never Say To An Education Major

"Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"
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Yes, I'm an Education major, and yes, I love it. Your opinion of the field won't change my mind about my future. If you ever happen to come across an Education major, make sure you steer clear of saying these things, or they might hold you in from recess.

1. "Is your homework just a bunch of coloring?"

Um, no, it's not. We write countless lesson plans and units, match standards and objectives, organize activities, differentiate for our students, study educational theories and principles, and write an insane amount of papers on top of all of that. Sometimes we do get to color though and I won't complain about that.

2. "Your major is so easy."

See above. Also, does anyone else pay tuition to have a full-time job during their last semester of college?

3. "It's not fair that you get summers off."

Are you jealous? Honestly though, we won't really get summers off. We'll probably have to find a second job during the summer, we'll need to keep planning, prepping our classroom, and organizing to get ready for the new school year.

4. “That's a good starter job."

Are you serious..? I'm not in this temporarily. This is my career choice and I intend to stick with it and make a difference.

5. “That must be a lot of fun."

Yes, it definitely is fun, but it's also a lot of hard work. We don't play games all day.

6. “Those who can't, teach."

Just ugh. Where would you be without your teachers who taught you everything you know?

7. “So, you're basically a babysitter."

I don't just monitor students, I teach them.

8. “You won't make a lot of money."

Ah yes, I'm well aware, thanks for reminding me. Teachers don't teach because of the salary, they teach because they enjoy working with students and making a positive impact in their lives.

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7 Reasons Why Being An Education Major Is The Best Decision You Can Make In College

Everyone has pride in their major, but us education majors are ones to beat.

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Before and throughout college, I changed my major roughly five times. It was such a tough decision for me, but I finally landed on the perfect one for me and that was education. Here are the reasons why being an education major is hands down the best:

1. We get to help others 

A huge reason I stepped into this degree was because I knew I would get to make a difference - small or large.

2. We play a big part in how the future will look like 

Did you ever think about that? Teachers get to help shape the kids of the future by how the classroom is run.

3. Studying education makes you appreciate education 

I have always loved school, but not as much as I do now. I have found a strong passion for education and the value it holds.

4. We get to be role models 

Some of those kids who walk through the door won't have anyone at home rooting for them, or they will, but your encouragement and push will help drive them to succeed.

5. We get to create a fun and effective learning environment 

I have learned what I do and do not want my classroom environment to be just through the teachers that I have had.

6. No one can do my job without the teaching license 

This for me has created job security knowing that no one can take my job without also having gone through the education, student teaching, and testing that I have.

7. Teachers will ALWAYS be needed 

Education will never go away, so neither will we as teachers.

I am honored, to say the least, to be able to be a teacher one day. It is something that I cherish and will work my hardest at being one of the greats.

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