The Five Worst Types of People During Midterm Szn

Okay, first of all, why are they called midterms when they start during the third week of a semester and last until finals? Honestly, it’s a living hell.

Now that our first week of bliss has ended, midterms have inevitably begun to plague our lives. Who knew that we could cram five books on the theories of Plato into our poor little heads during one night in Lau? We begin the long nights of studying, the copious amounts of caffeine and the stressful ordering of Dominos’ unhealthily-cheesy pizza.

And during this infamous #szn, there are a few types of ~special~ people who make midterms even better. And by better I mean worse:

1. The “I Have More Work Than You” Person

We all know this person.  The moment we decide to tell the rest of the world that we have an Econ midterm and that we’re dying, this lovable individual decides to announce that they have a ten-page paper along with two midterms.

Um, did I ask? No. Let me wallow in my own misery and self-pity for my current state of being. Please. Don’t compare your overbearing workload to mine. Don’t turn this into a contest for who has more work. Trust me, you don’t get a prize.

2. The Wannabe Einstein

“Omg, I didn’t even study for the test, and I got an A.” Right. That’s believable. I’m sorry, are you a genius, or just incredibly lucky? You really mean to tell me that you didn’t pay attention to a single lecture and your eyes didn’t even unintentionally glance over a few sheets of paper to review for the test? Really? Call me a pessimist, but for some unfathomable reason, I find that hard to believe.

3. The Whiner

Maybe this is me just being really unsympathetic toward others or just being a terrible person in general, but I don’t want to listen to you complain about your workload. Then again, I’m guilty of this so I really have no valid reason to be upset. I guess the overall lesson is that college — as fun as it can be — really,  likes to make our lives miserable at times. Who would’ve thought that staying up until 5:30 a.m. in Lau and writing a paper on British poetry was not an ~ideal~ way to spend the night?

4. The Mathematician

“If I get a 86 exactly on this midterm, I’ll for sure get an A for the semester.”  Let me preface this by saying that I’m already stressed as is for tests and I don’t need a grade to quantify my own stupidity. That was a little bit harsh; I’ll rephrase. Please don’t tell me what you need to get an A for the WHOLE semester. I’m just trying to pass one little test over here. Baby steps.

5. The Plague-Bringer

To be fair, I was this person during my first semester, so I know how awful it is. It’s that one individual who decides to hack up a lung every five seconds or unapologetically sniffle continuously for an hour.

I know, I know- we really shouldn’t get mad. But just imagine being on Lau 4 – it’s dead silent, and you’ve finally gotten into the working mood (if that even exists). All of a sudden, this lovely person begins to cough so badly you don’t know whether to go over and ask if they need help or just slowly get very, very annoyed until you call it quits and leave Lau altogether.

Spoiler: it’s usually the latter.

So there you have it: all your favorite people during midterm szn. Good luck, Hoyas. You’re going to need it.

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A Guide to Eating Alone at Leo’s

A guide to eating alone at leos

We’ve all been there. Nobody in the #squad group chat responds. You get a sudden hankering for Leo’s meat lover’s pizza that just can’t wait. It’s Chicken Finger Thursday and all your friends seem to have forgotten. Whatever the reason may be, nearly every Georgetown student has eaten at Leo’s alone at one point or another. 4E has already blogged about what may happen if you dine alone, but luckily for all you lonely souls out there, we have now composed the ultimate guide to help you survive this isolating experience.

1. Grab a table in the back

If you decide to brave a trip to Leo’s alone, make sure to grab a seat at a table near the back of the room that faces the window. This way you can avoid the judgmental, uncomfortable eye contact with that person from chemistry class you sorta know, but not well enough to sit down with them uninvited with all of his/her friends.

2. Look busy

Pull that phone, laptop, notebook, textbook, etc. out of your bag and make yourself look too busy and important to waste time socializing. Don’t have any homework to finish or friends to text? No problem. Pull up Microsoft paint or open up your notebook to a blank page and draw yourself a pretty picture to pass the time.

3. Pretend your friends are on the way

Feel like everyone thinks you have no friends? Grab an extra plate of food and place it at the seat across from you. Now everyone will think your friends are just using the bathroom or getting something more to eat. You sure fooled them.

Pro-tip: Reward yourself for your successful trickery by eating that extra plate of food at the end of your meal.

4. Pretend your friends are there with you

If you’re really feeling lonely, an easy solution is to bring cardboard cut outs of your friends, place them at seats around the table, and pretend as if nothing is different! Talk about your day, weekend plans, midterm stress, etc. because, after all…

So, the next time you make the trek to Leo’s alone and experience the irrational anxiety that comes from the nonexistent, judgmental looks of your more popular peers, keep in mind these handy dandy tips.

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4E’s Guide to Dating: Cheap & Easy

old-schoolGone are the days of taking them out to dinner, going for a movie, Netflix and chill (okay so maybe not quite yet). With all the new hip things the kids are doing these days, there are new ~funky~ fresh ways to date. While we don’t have a clue what all the non-millennials are talking about in regards to our “hookup” culture, we do recognize that with all our sleek new technology like “TVs” and “fitbits” we have innovated the art of dating.
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Here are 4E’s top picks to seal the deal, get a second date, network in disguise or to make that other guy/gal jealous (but we think this last one is ill-advised and recommend you just try honest communication). Whatever you’re looking for these new hip unconventional tips and tricks are bound to leave you mission accomplished by the end of the day on a cheap nonexistent budget.

  1. Attend an info session. Did someone say free pizza?! I mean you said you were going on Facebook so you have to follow through. And, hey, if you’re actually interested you get to kill two birds with one stone. Two interests, one hour. Done.
  2. The Walking Date. Don’t have time to go to Yates and make time for the love interest? Like #1, be efficient and do both at once! If you’re really into it we suggest taking it to the treadmills. What better way to spend a first date than racing each other while sweating on machines?!
  3. The One with the Frat Party. It’s Saturday night, you’ve had exams all week and you just want to release all of your tension with a little whip and nae nae-ing but you already told that cute-ish someone you’d hangout with them. Solution: Take them to the party!! What better way to get to know someone that jumping on a couch at Brown House or weaving through a room full of sweaty less-coherent individuals.
  4.  Lau. There’s nothing sexier or more romantic than the basement cubicles… If you think I’m going somewhere physical with this, I’m not. If you really want to show this person  you’re hardworking, driven and serious about them bring your homework. Designate separate cubicles for each other and don’t speak for at least 30 minute intervals at a time. You gotta study that orgo, amiright?giphy-1
  5.  Le Metro. Get super adventurous and take them through the city. Keep it underground of course. Ride it all day if you have to. And if the couple dollars to get on is too much try the GUTS bus, we hear it runs all day and has various stops. If they try to leave after an hour or so continuously assure them that your destination awaits.

 

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