Columns / Discourse / February 29, 2012

TKS Editors Give Advice: Surviving finals

As we all know, finals are rapidly approaching. In light of this, the TKS staff answers the question:

What advice would you give to help students prepare for or survive finals?

“They are terrible, terrible, things. However, they’re not going away anytime soon, so deal with it.” — Jackson

White, Co-Sports Editor

“Don’t worry about finals. Just do them.”­ — Michelle Orr, Co-Photo Editor

“Caffeine. Lots and lots of caffeine.” — Samantha Paul, Copy Editor

“Promise your brain it can burn out the moment that the last test is over and anticipate that moment.” — Anna

Meier, Co-News Editor

“… finals?”— Katy Sutcliffe, Co-Mosaic Editor

“Surround yourself with people as busy as you are so that they can empathize.” ­— Elizabeth Schult, Copy


“Have someone you trust change your Facebook password and not change it back until after finals.”

— Paige Anderson, Co-Mosaic Editor

“If you really want to stay awake, go to Founder’s. The fluorescent lights will keep you awake. Also use

your headphones.” — Sheena Leano, Managing Editor

“Live every week like it’s Shark Week.” — Carina Tran, Photo Editor

“Your French press is your best friend.” — Charlie Gorney, Co-News Editor

“Try not to take yourself too seriously.” — Matt McKinney, Co-Sports Editor

Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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