a.k.a why am I still here?
Nobody likes finals week; it’s five days of cramming in all those Power-Points you pretended to take notes on throughout the semester, only to forget everything the second you hand in your exam. The only good thing about finals is that when they’re over, winter break begins and students are free to spend five weeks achieving self-actualization (a.k.a catching up on Breaking Bad). This year however, student’s reward for surviving the semester is travelling during peak holiday traffic (and rates).
Thanks IC. So not only is our tuition consistently going up (as our parking spaces deplete), but now I have to sell my first-born child in order to get a seat on the next flight out of here. Or I can enter the New Year sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic with nothing but the same six Christmas songs played on repeat to keep me sane. After funding your new fitness center, why repay us by making finals go until the 22nd?
Do you think keeping students later will grant better exam scores or give us more time to ease back into things after Thanksgiving Break? Because all it’s done for me is provide more time to procrastinate studying and figure out an excuse to head out early instead (top choice right now is that my Dad ate a mutant fish from the Hudson).
I can’t complain too much though, IC does give us all of January off. So if you felt rushed during the cluster of festivities in December, at least you have ample time to prepare for the highly anticipated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Until then, see you in the library — I’ll be the kid researching mutated fish in the Hudson.