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Things you do toward the end of the semester

Well Rams, another semester has just about come and gone. It’s a circus act as we unicycle through our days, while simultaneously juggling projects, papers, exams, eating, sleeping, and one flaming torch. I feel I speak for everyone when I say that the end-of-semester college student is in stark contrast to the happy-go-lucky, #newyearnewme college student.

Here are a few things you do toward the end of the semester:



Putting your headphones in to just “watch” class

I think SOC 301 would be rotten at 42% on Rotten Tomatoes. The soundtrack was good though.


Somehow not leaving bed until noon

Except Jamie Lee Curtis can’t help you. Only a little friend called self discipline coffee can.


Setting alarms for things you shouldn’t be

12:00 PM ALARM: You should probably eat something


2:00 PM ALARM: I bet you’ve only had energy drinks today – drink a glass of water

4:00 PM ALARM: Inhale, exhale (repetition recommended)


Making sub-par meals because you don’t have time to go grocery shopping

I have two slices of Swiss cheese, a fourth bag of Cheerios, and a Hershey’s Kiss. Gourmet.


Getting distracted from studying because this bird on Youtube can speak Japanese


Zoning out and staring at a wall for ten minutes

That little dirt stain above the light switch kind of looks like this one animal, but I can’t remember what the animal is called.


Coming back to reality after staring at a wall for ten minutes


To every Ram cramming for finals, staying up until 3:00 AM working on projects, and generally just trying to survive the end of the semester:

Gifs courtesy of Giphy

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