Your Favorite Cartoon Family Explains The Terrors That Are Finals Week

Your Favorite Cartoon Family Explains The Terrors That Are Finals Week

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Finals - (n) death by examination

Finals week - (n) the one week in the semester where study breaks are totally necessary, panic attacks come by the dozen, and you start to realize that you never actually learned any of the material


As the semester nears an end, finals are just around the corner and we've got a little bit of a love/hate relationship with them. We love finals because not far behind them, the end of the semester always tags along. However, we hate them because no matter how ready you think you are, you're usually not actually ready. Finals week has been described as "the worst week of a college student's life," typically involving all nighters, attempts to reverse months of slacking, lots of stress and very little sleep. Us college students like to think of our "finals week abilities" sort of like a superpower that only comes out in times of great desperation. Here are a few times when the Griffin family perfectly described your finals week experience.


When you think about how soon finals are, and how unprepared you are.


When all of your friends are already done for the semester and are on summer vacation, but you still have 4 finals to take.


Can you say 24 hour study hours?


When your grades have gotten so bad that your final exam grade is the only thing keeping you afloat.


But no matter how hard you try...


...Your efforts seem futile.


When you're up all night studying, hopped up on caffeine.


When someone is trying to teach you something that you just don't understand.


When you're trying to be responsible, but it's the end of the semester and you can't even find a pencil anymore.


When you think you're prepared, but you walk into the exam and forget every single thing you have ever known.


When you did it right. You know you did it right. You're positive you did it right. Except you didn't.


After an exam when you walk out into the hallway and everyone is talking about their answers and you didn't get anything that they got.


When you somehow managed to do way better than you thought you were going to.


When the class average on an exam was really high, but you did really bad.


So though it can be trying, and though it may seem like there is no end in sight- I promise, there is. And it's closer than you think! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, you do have a future, and you will make it through. Keep your head up, stay positive, study hard and good luck on finals!

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There Is No 'Right Way' To React To A Shooting

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After the shootings this year in New Zealand, Brazil, and close to home for some of us Aurora, people have been reacting in different ways. With some offering their thoughts and prayers, donating money to help pay for the funerals of the victims, fighting for action in regards to ending gun violence, candlelight vigils basically anything that can help them in this time of grief.

There is no right or wrong way to react to a shooting — everyone grieves in their own ways. We should not judge one another for how we grieve in a tragedy.

People have been saying that thoughts and prayers won't do anything. However, maybe it can be a comfort to some people—a way to let people know that they are thinking of them and that they care.

Sometimes people may want to donate money or blood to help out any survivors who may have suffered from blood loss or create GoFundMe accounts to either help out with medical expenses or to pay for the funerals of the victims or even start charities like Islamic Relief USA. Donating your time and money is a good way to help out because you are making a difference that is a form of action you are taking.

There is also grieving in the form of vigils. One example of a vigil is this guy who makes crosses every time there is some kind of tragedy. Vigils are often a good way to remember the victims, to pray for the healing of the survivors, to talk about what they were like as people.

Some people even want to take action by demanding that the laws change a good example of this would be March for Our Lives, which happened after the Parkland shooting last year. This march was fighting for gun control or should I say changes in the gun laws America currently has.

Some people also do acts of solidarity, for example, wearing a hijab like the prime minister of New Zealand did when she went to go visit the Christchurch shooting survivors. My community college had something a couple of years ago called Hijab Day to help show solidarity with our friends. I participated, and it was quite an experience—no one should ever be afraid to be who they are.

There is never a right or wrong way to react, and no one should ever criticize one another for how they react. It's not a test where there is a right or wrong answer—everyone is different and that is okay.

No one should ever have to be afraid to go to school, go to work, or go to their place of worship or wherever they decide to go. Whatever we decide to do to make a change, as long as we are taking some kind of action, is good enough for me.

Nothing ever gets done by sitting around and doing nothing, so whatever it is you do, get out there and do it. As long as you are showing support it doesn't matter how you show it.

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