Finals is an extremely stressful time of year for Hoyas. The tests, the papers and the packing… all of these stress related activities make it hard to balance normal life. What else do you lose control of during finals? ALL OF YOUR MONEY.
I’m serious, for some reason I end up spending 2 to 3 times the normal amount during this time of the year. Maybe it is because I am extremely lazy? Maybe it’s because Midnight is so accessible? 4E has tried to decode this out mystery with no such luck. The fact of the matter is that saving money and finals do not mix.
Nonetheless, this finals period we offer you some hope. What if there was some way to have extra money during this hectic time. All your (monetary) problems would be solved! Finals (hopefully) would be a breeze! Oh the joy.
How you may ask? Simply by visiting the new Moleskine store at 3029 M Street. By showing a valid Georgetown id you can earn 10% off any purchase! That is 10% that you have to spare during the most stressful time of year. #score
If that was not great enough, if you go to the Moleskine store (yes, just go) between Wed. April 29 and Fri. May 1, you will receive a free Moleskine case and be entered into a raffle for a Moleskine Traveler’s Kit. Is there a better present to yourself that fresh to death merchandise fo’ free? (Read: There is not.)
What are all these things?
A Moleskine case is a small, hard case that can hold pens, glasses, jewelry or all other small things!
The Traveler’s Kit includes a shoulder bag big enough to hold a tablet, a Travel Passion journal (for all those “notes”) and a Moleskine pen.
What can you do with this extra money?
1. That extra Sweetgreen salad. You know you want it. But who has that extra $12 to spend? Twelve dollars has never seemed like such a big amount before.
2. Hour-by-Hour coffees. Your caffeine addiction can get super expensive. What if you had the money to imbibe caffeine every hour on the hour? Studying in Lau would be so much better.
3. Some new duds for that last minute formal. Formals = fun. Surprise formals = anxiety. Don’t stress yourself out scouring your closet, go #treatyourself to do something new and cute. You deserve it.
4. Emergency study supplies. Nothing kills you more then when you run out of your favorite legal pad during a major brainstorming sesh for the 20 page paper. Especially when your Go-Card has $0.95 on it. Extra cash will makes those hurried trips to the bookstore less frantic.
5. Your finals celebration! After all the work you have put in over the 2 and 1/2 weeks of finals you need some celebration. Use this extra money for whatever is your guilty pleasure.
Enjoy your extra cash and let’s hope we all get through finals!
Photos/Gifs: pleated-jeans.com; Moleskine
Midterms. They’re here and they’re here to stay. That means it’s time to buckle down and slog through the tons of notes we’ve taken so far. Luckily, there are a few ways you can spice up your notes so that studying isn’t absolutely unbearable.
1. Write “da” instead of “the”. It’s one letter shorter and it’s way cooler, always. For example, “da chain of events”, “da GDP deflator” and “da democratic threshold”. If you can work “Fo-shizzle” in somewhere you’ve notes will be off da chain.
2. Always use pink highlighter because pink is the happiest color of all time. That is if you can’t get your hands on a pink scented paper. Don’t you think it just adds a little something extra?
3. Use curse words as much as possible. They’re totally out of place when you’re discussing serious or dry topics but we’re all immature so that’s what makes them so funny, especially in a History or English class. If there’s a character or historical figure that really grinds your gears, it’s fun to call them names.
4. Write down all of the questions you were embarrassed to ask in class (or the ones that were just rhetorical jokes for yourself). You can look them up later, ask about them during your professor’s office hours or sometimes they can just provide you with a good laugh. I like to call them my biggest (internal) questions of the day: “there’s a place called Chihuahua?”, “why are all of the words on this continuum sideways?”, “why can’t our eyes turn sideways? That would be awesome!”, “why am I here?”, “where am I?”
5. Smilies are a must. I do happy faces for anything positive and sad faces for anything negative. I also do lots of confused faces: when I’m feeling particularly confuzzled I draw agape frowns with huge eyes. Smilies are nice because they provide a little companionship. Maybe I should invest in some friends.
6. Include professors’ weird anecdotes about their lives. They’re often amusing and they can help you remember topics that you wouldn’t have normally.
7. Draw! Graphs are boring, but not when you draw roller coasters and long-necked dinosaurs onto them. Camels are particularly fun to work into sine graphs on hump day.
8. Action movies are more fun than note-taking so make note-taking more like an action movie! Use words like “Kaboom!” and “Pow!” even if what you’re learning doesn’t warrant that much excitement. Also, all caps reminders with tons of stars are a great way to get your attention later. Toss in some of that pink highlighter I mentioned earlier.
9. Arrows! Lots of them! They can relate topics, draw emphasis, and show cause and effect. There are straight arrows, squiggly arrows, loopy arrows, colored arrows, the possibilities are endless!
The whole idea is to lighten the mood and make you smile at least once while you’re reviewing the Ontological Argument. So don’t worry, be happy, and you’re welcome.