The middle of the semester can be described as the best and the worst of the semester. We are all past the syllabus weeks and the first exams, football games are here and we are more relaxed than last month... but not for long. Midterms. Are. Here.
Midterms can scare any college students to tears. Midterms mean a lack of sleep, most likely a lack of proper nutrition and a lack of socialization.
How many of us run to Starbucks with a laptop and textbook in hand to begin our all-nighter studying for that midterm that no one wants to take? We get delirious around hour 3 and start texting/calling friends for moral support (and food). We spend more hours at Lib West or Marston (because who goes to Newell) than we do in our own apartments.
How many students live off of delivered food and vending machine snacks while studying versus having any sort of freshly cooked meal? Thank goodness for Uber Eats and Bite Squad during midterms, otherwise, all students may starve. $1.75 for this bag of chips can be my meal til breakfast right?
What are parties? Who are friends? The only people I hang out with are the Starbucks cashiers and the security guards at the library entrance. Forget happy hour, group dinners and parties for the next month. Everyone is at club Marston instead of Midtown.
Don't worry too much though, the feeling of success after not failing a midterm makes the long days and starvation worth it in the end. You'll have plenty of time after the test to be a glutenous, lazy college student again.
While most college students become pale and frail during the middle of the semester, it does end... for now. Don't worry though, we will visit all of the emotions again during finals season.
All I have to say for now is... Good Luck Charlie.