Finals Week As Told By Joey Tribbiani Of 'Friends'

Finals Week As Told By Joey Tribbiani Of 'Friends'

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As all of us are coming close to probably the most dreaded week of any given year, here's a compilation of how Joey Tribbiani from "Friends" feels about finals week. Enjoy.

1. Two weeks before the final, when your professor asks the class if they've begun to study.

The whole class looks around and just kind of laughs.

2. When the professor hands out the review guide, and you have no idea what the heck it even says.

I can't even remember the last time I put actual jeans on, let alone remember something I learned in January.

3. It's 4 a.m. on the night before your final, and you're trying to memorize a theory or formula, but your entire brain has turned to mush.

This is literally exactly how it goes, too.

4. When you start reviewing and see a glimpse of hope that this might not go as bad as you thought.

That idea that you could possibly score high on this test because you actually remembered something from 4 months ago.

5. Then you realize you were totally wrong, and that you actually have no idea what you're doing.

You realize you're in the exact same place as you were before. You still feel like you know nothing.

6. Brain food is a thing and generally consists of cheap junk food.

When it's late at night and someone tries to take your junk food, nothing good can result. I do not share during finals week. I may be generous at other times during the year, but right now, this food is the only thing keeping me sane.

7. You wake up after 3 hours of sleep and decide to give yourself a little pep talk, because you need all the help you can get.

This final is not the end of me, I hope.

8. Walking to class on the morning of your final, many different thoughts are running through your head.

Like perhaps just running away.

We've all wondered what would happen if we ended up just leaving and saying, "The heck with it," to these finals.

9. Right before your test, a friend passes you and gives you slight encouragement.

It really doesn't help much, but it's nice to know that someone believes in you.

10. The professor finally gives you the beast of a test, and you look at the first question and want to scream.

You don't remember ever talking about this in class or reading it in the book. Then you realize you're in for hell in the next two hours.


You are finally over all the stress and worry of the test. Walking out the door, you just want to dance. This is how I will be walking out of every final this year.

12. Now it's time to relax and enjoy, because it's freaking summer.

Thank God.

To all the college students taking finals soon, just remember to enjoy it while you can. It doesn't last forever. It might suck now, but the rewards are more than worth it. May you get A's on your tests, may you keep your sanity and may your summer be as awesome as possible. Good luck!


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For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.

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One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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