The 10 People You Always See During Finals Week At URI

The 10 Types Of Students You See Rushing Around URI During Finals Week, No Exceptions

To the people sleeping on the couch in the library, I support you.


Finals season is upon us here in the great state of Rhode Island, as it is everywhere else throughout the United States. URI has it's own special set of people who make an appearance throughout the year, but finals season is when those types make their true presence. I'm going to try my best to hit some of the significant presences I've seen, along with my fellow students I asked to help me out on Instagram. If you can label yourself as any of these types, either be really proud or really embarrassed. Aka you, the people who only come to the library during finals, be embarrassed.

1. Groutfit gang

Who knew grey came in so many different shades? By finals week there is a solid chunk of guys and gals who adopt a colorful array of different shades of grey and I can't say I don't blame them. Something about grey is so comfortable, so if you fail your final, at least you were in your comfy clothes. If you don't already, get yourself a pair of comfy grey sweatpants and a grey crewneck.

2. Procrastinators pumping and dumping everywhere you turn

You know them when you see them, and you might be one yourself. Shit hits the fan and you realize you haven't made a Quizlet or done any of your study guide for tomorrow's exam or written your fifteen-page paper that's due the same day. These people work like mad men and women, taking breaks just to eat a bite of a protein bar or check their phone to show friends and family they are alive.

3. Girls who dress WAY too good to be studying

Why are you taking an exam in a super cute getup when you can and should be in your groutfit? Granted I am literally one of those people who for some reason likes to dress nicely from time to time when studying or taking an exam. However, I feel like it's a bit much to dress like you're going out to dinner when all you're doing is studying for eight hours in CBLS.

4. People still going out every weekend

Hello frat bros and srat gals who literally can find an excuse to get Rhody wrecked at any time, especially during finals. Y'all are wild for partying when you know you should be studying, it takes guts. Anyone who has the time to do that instead of focusing on preparing for finals is someone I'll never quite understand.

5. People doped up on Addy

Gotta get your focus on. I respect it and I say do what you gotta do to get those good grades, just please do not go overboard and start a very unhealthy habit.

6. People whose finals are just "so hard" even though it's just a gen ed

Some are hard, I was there too, but honey if you complain about your ART 120 or PSY 100 exam, I don't want to hear it, I've got harder things to worry about. You'll be fine.

7. People who never leave their spot in the library

You stink, it's been days, and you still haven't left your spot. You forgot what fresh air feels like, and the feeling of the sun on your face is a foreign concept. Please do us all a favor and take a shower and share your spot with those who need it. You can't hoard your spot forever.

8. People sobbing post final over how they failed just to get an A

These people just need to chill. You give those of us who fail feelings of despair because we know that won't happen to us. You know you'll be fine, don't work yourself up and have confidence.

9. People who go to the library and take rips on their JUUL instead of work

Get your JUULing butt out of the library you disgusting people. I say this with love. Seriously do not go to the library, or CBLS, or any study area and just putz around texting Becky about how you and Brad hooked up while puffing vapors around the room. You can't just go to the library to say you did, if you go, please go and actually do work. There are lots of people who go to the lib for more than just finals week, and you have no right to take up their space.

10. People sleeping everywhere you turn

Goodnight my sweet princes and princesses. People will sleep anywhere and everywhere, and I certainly don't judge. This is why you need a solid groutfit, so you can sleep in comfort instead of in tight jeans. Please actually get some sleep people, don't skip out on it for an all-nighter.

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10 Ways College Is 100% NOTHING Like High School

Once-a-day showers go to dry shampoo for four days straight.


As a college freshman well into their second semester, it has officially occurred to me just how different, and often times better, college is compared to its predecessor, high school.

Here are just 10 ways the two could not be MORE different:

1. How you sleep

You'll go from waking up three hours before school to three minutes before class

2. How you hygiene

Once-a-day showers develop into dry shampoo for four days straight.

3. How you eat

Pizza goes from a once-in-a-while treat to an everyday food group.

4. How you socialize

You'll go from being nice to everyone to disliking people for no reason.

5. How much effort you put into your appearance

High school contour was on fleek and now there's somehow mascara on your forehead.

6. How you nap

Naps go from two hours to 10 minutes.

7. How you operate heavy machinery

Driving goes from 10 and 2 with perfectly lined up mirrors to driving with your knees and eating a taco.

8. Your classmates

High school classes are with all of your friends and college classes have strangers in them almost every day.

9. The people teaching you things

High school teachers are scary and mean, while college professors become your friends.

10. Textbooks

High school textbooks are provided where college textbooks need to be bought with another student loan.

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The Tea On The 16th Annual OSCARs Award Results

Every year, the University of Washington, Tacoma branch hosts the Outstanding Student Ceremony for Awards and Recognition (OSCARs). This year, the results would cause not only applause, but soft murmurs of questions and irritation.


On Friday May 17 the University of Washington Tacoma held their 16th annual OSCARs award ceremony at the University YMCA at 7 p.m. and the room was filled with tables, great food and a wonderful stage. The purpose of the OSCARs is to celebrate the hard work of the students, staff and faculty that make up the University of Washington Tacoma campus. There are some categories where students are able to vote for who they think deserves the award, and there are others where the staff and faculty vote for who they think deserves the award. Nominations were accepted until April 12 at 12 p.m. and the students could vote between April 15 and April 30.

Throughout the ceremony there were cheers, laughter, hugs and pictures. But what most didn't notice were the soft murmurs humming between guests at various tables.

A few questions as the evening went on that arised from table to table were as followed;

"How many times have they gone up there?"

"Are there any new names on there? They all look the same."

"Is it just the same people over and over again?"

"Hasn't that person already won, like, three awards already?"

After attending and hearing the celebration, murmurs and noticing the names appearing on the screen becoming more and more familiar due to the repetition of the names presented, a pique of curiosity inspired some digging.

The following list were the categories provided on the OSCARs program.

OSCARs Program

A total of 29 categories had awards, recognition or certificates that were given to students only. Within some of these categories, but not all, were multiple sections of the award such as the Husky Volunteers Awards which had the Silver, Purple and Gold awards depending on the number of service hours. Within some of these categories multiple people received awards, certificates or recognition such as the ASUWT President's Award which was given to two different individuals.

In the OSCARs 29 categories there were 21 awards, one certificate and seven recognitions. Within the 29 categories there were 35 sections.

Of the 21 awards, they were given away to four groups and 76 individuals. In the certificate category, it was given to seven individuals and of the seven recognition categories 49 individuals and the graduating class of 2019 were recognized.

In total four groups received awards and 132 individuals received awards, certificates and recognition.

Of the 132 individuals that received awards, certificates and recognition 62 individuals received awards. seven received certificates, and 46 individuals received recognition.

However, the results can be broken down even further.

One individual received four awards and one recognition.

Two individuals received three awards each.

Three individuals received two awards and one recognition each.

Five individuals received two awards each.

Six individuals received one award and one recognition each.

Five people received one award and one certificate each.

One person received one award, one certificate and two recognitions.

One person received one award, one certificate and one recognition.

One person received one award and two recognitions.

Two people received two recognitions.

With that broken down, that means that out of the 132 individuals who received awards, recognition and certificates that only 38 individuals received just one award, nobody received just one certificate, and only 31 people received just one recognition.

To see the difference, 69 out of 132 students received one award or recognition and 27 out of 132 students received more than one award, recognition, certificate or some combination. Or about 52 percent of the individuals received one award or recognition and about 20 percent received more than one award, recognition, certificate or some combination.

While the decisions are final and carefully made, the ceremony was beautiful and overall a fun celebration of student and staff success. However, the repetitiveness of the nominees and individuals that had received a combination of multiple awards, recognitions and certificates had some audience members confused, baffled and irritated leaving them with questions rather than a sense of celebratory satisfaction.

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