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The 13 Ways You Know it’s Finals Week: Bloomsburg Edition

1. Andruss is packed to the max

This is when finding a cubby becomes a mission and you realize Where’s Waldo has secretly been training you for this exact moment. Trying to find a group study room? Give up now because it is actually impossible.


2. Starbucks is now your best friend, the hug you need, and has replaced the blood in your veins

Whether it’s from the library or by the commons it doesn’t matter. That cup of coffee keeps you held together…we all know it and we all do it.

Starbucks Smile

3. Something is going to break

Your headphones, car, favorite mug, immune system, cash flow, relationship… whatever it is something will break this week. It always comes as icing on the cake of this lovely week and is inevitable, but fingers crossed it’s something minor.


4. It doesn’t matter what it is; you want to eat it

That oatmeal your mom sent in a care package from the beginning of the semester? Sure. That entire bowl of queso? Bring it on! If it’s edible, you’re eating it. It’s called brain food for a reason…right?


5. Just the thought of packing freaks you out

Where did it all come from and when are you going to have the time to put it all away? Getting it all in your car might just take a miracle. Plus, packing also means that you’re getting incredibly close to the end which is both exciting yet incredibly intimidating.


6. “Studying” on the quad makes you feel great

The wind is blowing, birds are chirping, and the sun is out! So what if you planned to finish 50 flash cards and only churned out five? If you were semi-productive and enjoyed the nice weather on the quad, you did something right this week.


7. Late night becomes a regular meal time

This may already be true for a couple people, but it’s especially true during finals. Late night is at the perfect time to give you a nice break from studying. It’s the after dinner meal that gives you the motivation to stay up and get work done.


8. Flex? Ha! Not this week

People with $50 of flex are rare breeds of humans. If you’re one of these people, then the challenge to spend it is on; go nuts. If you’re lucky enough to be friends with them, then there may be a giant bag of candy in store for you.


9. You have a finals anthem

It’s that song you blast every morning and night during study sessions. Maybe it changes every semester, but that’s okay. It’s the song that amps you up so that by the time you’re finished listening, you’re ready to kick those finals’ butts!


10. If you look nice during finals, you’re doing something wrong

Now is not the time to worry about your wardrobe. If you have a presentation, okay; however, this week is the ultimate reason to break out those sweatpants, so go for it. After all, do you really want to be worrying about whether or not you chose the right shirt while also trying to decipher the questions you’re professor spent the whole semester creating in order to stump you? I don’t think so.


11. When all other motivation fails, your plans for summer save you

Whether it’s the internship you got, that awesome vacation you’re going to take or being able to enjoy the sun on your face, it’s coming soon. In the back of your mind, you know it’s only a short way away and after this week you’ll be able to enjoy it.


12. Just a couple more cat videos turns into hours of procrastination

Procrastination is both your best friend and worst enemy all at the same time. You always tell yourself you’re doing it for “a totally healthy break” but we all know you’re avoiding work. So take breaks but then crunch out that work. I know it stinks, but unfortunately, your professor doesn’t care if you watched a cat get stuck in a box.


13. We realize how much we love all the people around us

It always hits you really hard that you’re going to have to leave your friends. You’ve created such great memories with these people that it’s going to be hard to say goodbye. After all, these people are more than just friends; they’re your Bloom family!


Abbey Willcox is a secondary education and English major at Bloomsburg University with a minor in creative writing. She is currently the Opinion and Editorial editor. Abbey focuses on creating fun, interesting and informative articles while helping others shape their unique crafts.