An Ode to Finals Season

As the long-awaited Dec. 20 draws near, we here at 4E have prepared an ode to undoubtedly the merriest time of the year: FINALS SZN. Whether you’re reading this post in the sanctity of your own dearly missed home, at your ~unique~ vacation spot in Mexico or on the Hilltop waiting for your unfortunately-scheduled math final, we can relate to what you’re feeling:

So, without further ado, let’s all take a moment to reflect on Georgetown’s beloved stress culture, appreciate the ~high-quality~ Whisk coffee that has fueled us thus far and give ourselves a pat on the back for succeeding  doing relatively well surviving this semester!

After endless midterms, weeks of studying all night,

there’s a brief respite, then finals are in sight.

It seems like it’s always time to buckle down

but that’s just part of being at Georgetown

The struggle is real as you prep for Bib Lit —

but what can you expect from the Jesuits?

You’ve got 99 problems, the first is Of God,

and in time you’re exposed as a Catholic fraud.

In your first exam, those wretched blue books appear

and before too long, they’re stained with your tears.

You fight through hand cramps for two hours straight,

and from nine to eleven, your heart palpitates.

Lau 2 is love, Lau 2 is life —

just kidding, that place is a hellhole of strife.

You wonder, will these troubles ever be over?

It’s been awhile since you’ve been this sober.

You’ve studied forever, it seems like a time warp,

and while waiting at MUG, you curse the capitalist Corp.

Later that day, you procrastinate more:

It was feeling too lonely up on Lau 4.

You’re buried in books on a Saturday night —

to friends at state schools, it’s a pitiful sight.

It’s only midnight, but the future looks bleak.

You remind yourself, though, that sleep’s for the weak.

But when you finally get into the swing of things,

to no one’s surprise, Lau’s fire alarm rings.

So you make your way over to good ol’ Leavey —

should four flights of stairs really make you this wheezy?

Texts from your friends say they’re already on break,

but at least they’ll be free to attend your wake.

You’re struggling to find the will to survive,

indeed, you fall short of the expectation to thrive.

“How to learn French in a day,” you search online.

You’d forgotten “Bonjour”— probably not a good sign

After handing in your final subpar paper,

it looks like life’s finally turned in your favor.

Though GPA-wise, there may be reason to fear,

that’ll be a problem you save for next year.

The holidays will provide plenty of reason

for you to repress this finals season.

Walking past Healy, you take a pic and proceed,

“until next semester!” your Snapchat story reads.

Suitcase in hand, you feel an upswing in mood

at the thought of three weeks without Leo’s food.

You search for your Uber outside the front gates —

What’s taking so long? New Jersey awaits!

~Happy Hoyadays~ from all of us at 4E!

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The Aftermath of Midterms

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By now you’ve either powered through your midterms or had them delayed until after Spring Break by snow. You’ve stayed in Lau all night, made study guides, drank copious amounts of coffee and sat through hours of studying and preparation.

Ok, let’s be honest, AN hour of studying and preparation.

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Sounds about right

But now the pencils are down, the papers are turned in, so what’s left? What do you do in the wake of midterms, when the constant stress and studying is replaced by silence and free time?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Shred/burn all of your notes! Sayonara Suckers!! You definitely will not need those for finals or anything.

2. Rely on your pals to help you de-stress. There is nothing that a late night movie marathon cannot fix.

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3. You could also find that special someone to keep your mind off of the realization that you’ll be getting your grades back soon.

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4. President Underwood will be happy to keep you company while you contemplate your life choices.

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See, you’ll be fine in the long run.

5. Go out and experience the world… play in the snow, build a snowman or feel the rain on your skin. rain

Just remember, that as empty as you might feel right now, a whole new round of exams will start up after break. You’ll get to go back to those late night Lau parties, daily breakdowns and crippling self-doubt once more! So enjoy spring break while it lasts.

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