23 Times College Students Channel Their Inner-Grinch During Finals Week

23 Times College Students Channel Their Inner-Grinch During Finals Week

Self-loathing for the win.

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Whether it's the Christmas season or not, the Grinch is an icon. He's sassy, hates himself, and hates people, so he's essentially all of us on some level. Though he's relatable to everyone, his quips perfectly describe college students during finals week, easily the worst week of the semester.

Here are 23 times the Grinch was any college student coping with finals week struggles.

1. Waking up angry that you have so much to accomplish in one day 

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2. Heading to Starbucks for a caffeinated pick-me-up only to see that the line is a mile long 

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3. But realizing that a Starbucks latte actually does not have the power to solve your problems 

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4. Finding out that your final exam is a group project and you’re stuck working with idiots 

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5. Flipping through your textbook trying to understand a semester’s worth of information 

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6. When your friend wants to hang out after days of being shut up in your dorm studying 

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7. But ultimately not going because the guilt of not studying is too strong 

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8. When the professor lets you use one page of notes on the exam 

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9. When your friend studies less than you but ends up getting a better grade 

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10. Professor: “The exam will be all extended response questions.” Me: 

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11. When you’re so busy that you have to schedule time to hate yourself for procrastinating 

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12. You when your class friend shares their notes with you 

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13. When your prof complains about all the grading that they have to do 

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14. When that same prof makes the final exam easier just so they don’t have as much grading to do 

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15. When you’re so tired of shoving knowledge into your brain that you decide to shovel food into your mouth instead 

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16. But then feeling guilty for not devoting all of your time to studying 

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17. You to your bed after a long night of studying 

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18. When you hear students from the section before you talking about the exam questions 

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19. Your brain right before an exam 

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20. Looking at a question on the exam knowing that you studied that specific thing in your notes but having no clue what the answer is 

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21. Walking out of an exam knowing that you bombed it 

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22. Walking out of an exam knowing that you aced it 

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23. You when you’re done with your last exam and you can finally enjoy winter break 

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I am a freshman at Elon University in North Carolina and have just completed my first semester. It was a crazy couple of months, but I would not change them for the world. Below is a list of important lessons I have learned, and I hope that this helps incoming college students prepare for their next four years!

1.  You are never alone

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Seriously, never. Whether you are in class, in the dining hall, or hanging out in your room, you are always surrounded by people. Me being a people-person, I love the constant stimulation of people around me, and quite honestly, it was weird being alone in my room when I came home for breaks.

2.  Not spending money is hard

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Whether it's stopping at the local coffee shop or getting groceries, you will put a big hole in your spending account, so save up your summer job money while you still can!

3.  You'll find out who your real friends from home are

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Going to college is hard because all of your high school friends are all over the country. The people you called your best friends are now far, and only a few still keep in touch—These are the realest friends you could find.

4.  Your roommate will be your rock

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I was lucky enough to have a wonderful roommate this semester. We have been through a lot, and I am glad to have her in my life. Hopefully, you will be this lucky too (I'm not going to lie, some people are not as lucky) but try to make the best of the situation, whatever it ends up being. Your roommate will be there for you when you need them and will be there for every crazy story that happens, so get excited!

5.  There's no "Popular" group

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Sure, in high school there is that group of girls that seems to run the school and have everyone wrapped around their fingers. But in college it's different. There is no popular group—everyone just does their own thing and has a great time, and the best part is that no group judges another. Everyone is friends with everyone.

6.  Naps are IMPORTANT!

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I have said it once and I will say it again: College tired is a different kind of tired. And I think it's because you are always talking to people and doing things all day, and never really resting or doing nothing by yourself. It's honestly a blessing and a curse.

7.  Free food is a blessing

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PREACH! Whenever there is free food you know I'm there! You will get bored of dining hall food, so when you see a different type of food being offered on campus for free you should tap that.

8.  High School was nothing compared to college

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I love my high school friends and had a great time with them, yes, but nothing compares to the freedom and fun you have at college. You will have the best time because you can do whatever you want whenever you want—just remember that you are at college for the education, not the parties!

9.  Working out is a necessity

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It's no secret that your entire body changes when you get to college because of the change in diet and different daily schedule than what you are used to. So try to go to the gym or get some type of workout every day or so to stay in good shape. I was a swimmer, so one of my go-to workouts is to swim.

10.  Your new friends will be your new family

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Learning about the lives my friends are living at other schools is extremely interesting.

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When I went to college, many of my friends went to different schools. Some of us went to the same college, some went to other in-state schools and some even went out-of-state. If you are ever bored and are thinking about spending the weekend with your friend at their college, I recommend doing it!

As a student at the University of Florida, I already know the best places to eat, party and relax in Gainesville. During my time here, I have met so many new people and have experienced so many new things. But, sometimes I forget that my friends are living their own lives at different schools, as well.

When I went to visit one of my best friends at the University of Central Florida, it was neat to see how she matured as a person. She took me to all the cool bars, introduced me to all of her new friends and gave me a tour of campus. Getting to see how she has evolved so much was so fascinating.

Visiting my friends at Florida State University was a whole experience in itself. I had many friends go to this school. Each of them lives their own lives, some still hang out, and some are even roommates. The culture at each university is so much different than the culture at my school. It was fun to meet all of their new classmates and sorority sisters. Getting to know the people that spend every day with the friends that I used to spend every day with is something I love to do.

If you ever have a break from studying, get a little bored, or even just miss your friends, give them a call and ask to stay with them for the weekend! I promise you will learn so much more about them and how they are taking on their new phase of life.

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