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Dec 15, 2010Entertainment
12 Ways Universities Can Help Students De-Stress During Finals

12 Ways Universities Can Help Students De-Stress During Finals

Not only have you not started your holiday shopping, but you haven't started that 20-page paper that's due in 12 hours. Welcome to finals week! It's the most stressful time of the year, where you get to play catch up on all the reading assignments you skipped for the past 4 months while you simultaneously study for 5 exams that happen within two days.

Dec 13, 2010Lifestyle
We’ve All Been There: Final Exams

We’ve All Been There: Final Exams

You set your alarm for 8am, then check it 3 times to make sure it's right. Just to be safe, you set your phone alarm too. Everyone knows the urban legend about the time the power went out and that poor student slept through the exam that was worth 50% of her grade. That's not going to be you.

Dec 13, 2010Lifestyle
The Weekly Ten: Our Winter Break Plans

The Weekly Ten: Our Winter Break Plans

Let’s be honest. There were times when you weren’t sure you’d make it. You were optimistic back in August, but less so as the months wore on. You started your countdown on Halloween, and were ready to tear your own hair out over Thanksgiving break. By the time finals week had rolled around you had already checked out. But somehow, somehow you’ve managed to make it through.

Dec 10, 2010Entertainment
Weekly Wrap Up: I Hate This Week

Weekly Wrap Up: I Hate This Week

This week was pretty eh. I mean, between finals, grad school applications, and the 25 feet of snow outside, we’ve all had a rough few days. Luckily we've been writing feverishly (what else are we supposed to do when we’re cooped up inside?) so you have plenty to read while you’re procrastinating that 10-page research paper.

Dec 10, 2010Entertainment
Everyone Needs Daily Affirmations

Everyone Needs Daily Affirmations

It's that time of year when it seems like everything is gray and bleak....and that's why we thought it was a great day for a comeback tour for this awesome video. Jessica, one of our favorite preschoolers, reminds us just how awesome our lives can be. Because when times get rough, and writing a 12-page paper in 3 hours is rough, we all need our daily affirmations.

Dec 10, 2010Entertainment
Friday Faves: The 8 People You Will Meet In The Library During Finals [GALLERY]

Friday Faves: The 8 People You Will Meet In The Library During Finals [GALLERY]

Finals Week has officially crept into our lives like the Grinch who stole Thirsty Thursdays. I know I’ve spent the past three days straight camping out in the library, creating classical music radio stations on my Pandora and eating Wheat Thins and coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dec 8, 2010Lifestyle
Put This on Your iPod: Alaska in Winter – Dance Party in the Balkans

Put This on Your iPod: Alaska in Winter – Dance Party in the Balkans

Boof. Finals Time. AKA the darkest of dark times for college students who are holed up in libraries with nothing but a Jimmy John's sandwich and a prayer.

Dec 7, 2010Lifestyle
How to Survive Finals Week 101

How to Survive Finals Week 101

The last few weeks of the semester can get a little stressful. And not because you just can’t seem to find the perfect present for everyone on your list (or in my case because you keep getting distracted by Macy’s shoe department and never get around to buying those other presents), but because of finals. Remember those? Probably not.

Dec 6, 2010Entertainment
10 Ways To Procrastinate Studying For Your Finals

10 Ways To Procrastinate Studying For Your Finals

We all need a break from the finals madness sometimes, and the ladies at College Candy know this better than anyone else. So we've compiled a list of our favorite ways to procrastinate...just don't blame us if you have to pull an all-nighter right before that calc final.

Dec 6, 2010Lifestyle
The Weekly Ten: This Semester Needs to End

The Weekly Ten: This Semester Needs to End

I love the first week back after Thanksgiving break. No scratch that, I hate it, actually. But what I do like is what that week represents. It’s the beginning of the end.

Dec 1, 2010Lifestyle
Survive Your Finals Hell Weeks

Survive Your Finals Hell Weeks

The week after Thanksgiving break can always be pretty overwhelming. If you haven't started preparing for your final projects, papers, or exams yet, you might be feeling if you're drowning. And sometimes, even if you have gotten a good head start on your assignments, the fast approaching deadlines can be terrifying.

Nov 29, 2010Lifestyle
We’ve All Been There: After-Thanksgiving Stress

We’ve All Been There: After-Thanksgiving Stress

In order to maximize your Thanksgiving break, you took the last flight back to campus. You lugged your oh-my-god-why-is-this-so-heavy luggage - now overflowing with clean laundry, Black Friday goodies and Gladwear filled with leftovers - from the airport to your house/apartment/dorm room.

Sep 27, 2010Lifestyle
Surviving Senior Year: The Balancing Act

Surviving Senior Year: The Balancing Act

I’ve sat down to write the first entry of the column that will chronicle my final year as a college student about fifty a few times now, but I just haven’t been able to figure out where to start. So I figure I might as well start with the truth: I can’t seem to write this column because I’m not really sure how I feel about this whole “senior year” thing.

Aug 18, 2010
It’s Time to Start Thinking About School (!!)

It’s Time to Start Thinking About School (!!)

It's that time of year again. Yep, the time when suddenly it's the end of August and you are stuck on your bed staring at all of shiz you need to pack into boxes for another successful (and sometimes difficult) year in college. You get slightly excited for another year to pummel you in the face with good times and countless hours in the lib. Can you feel it?

Jul 19, 2010Lifestyle
Are Final Exams so 2000?

Are Final Exams so 2000?

magine your time in college without finals exams. Can't do it? Sound like music to your ears? Well, it may become reality for some extremely lucky students. Harvard is making its professors decide within the first week of class whether or not there will be a final exam at the end of semester.

Jul 19, 2010Body
Body Blog: Stress Does the Body Bad

Body Blog: Stress Does the Body Bad

Stress has been my companion for as long as I can remember. I’m the kind of girl who likes having a million things to do because I love feeling productive. Unfortunately, I tend to take on more than I can handle. This leads to late nights, early mornings, constant worrying, tiredness, and, well…you know the routine.

May 12, 2010Entertainment
Would You Rather…

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather be able to go back in time and fix a mistake you made and possibly change the course of your life OR get a glimpse of your future but not be able to change anything about it?

May 10, 2010Entertainment
8 Things You Should Never Say to a College Senior

8 Things You Should Never Say to a College Senior

As I sit elbow-deep in final papers, projects and exams that are all due within the next week, saying I'm counting down the seconds until the end of the semester is the understatement of the year. No. Of the century. But if I relayed that fact to my senior friends that are actually graduating in a couple of weeks, they'd smack me.

May 6, 2010Entertainment
The 8 People You’ll Meet In the Library During Finals

The 8 People You’ll Meet In the Library During Finals

Finals Week has officially crept into our lives like the Grinch who stole Thirsty Thursdays. I know I've spent the past three days straight camping out in the library, creating classical music radio stations on my Pandora and eating Wheat Thins and coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can't even remember the last time I've showered at this point, but a recent armpit sniff test proves it's been too long.

May 5, 2010Lifestyle
Web Spy: Life Is Beautiful

Web Spy: Life Is Beautiful

The school year is almost over, and although summer vacation is right around the corner, the end of the school year also comes with a lot of stress: studying for finals, writing term papers, and (for seniors) graduation. Thinking about it too much is enough to make anyone depressed.

May 3, 2010Lifestyle
Summer Break Is Almost Here – Yay?

Summer Break Is Almost Here – Yay?

Spring semester is winding down, and when we're stuck in the library for 24 hours at a time with our eyes glued to a textbook and an energy drink surgically attached to our hands, it's easy to count down to seconds until summer vacation. But as we all know, life back at home can be a drag an adjustment.

May 3, 2010Lifestyle
College Q&A: End Of The Year Roommate Issues

College Q&A: End Of The Year Roommate Issues

Alright, I know this is coming really late (there’s only like 2 weeks left of school) but my roommate is driving me crazy. It's like all the annoying things she did all year that I ignored are bubbling over and I want to punch her. She's messy, she's loud. Like, underwear on the floor messy. I didn’t want to say anything to her because we don’t have any time left but with finals and everything I am really stressed and my room just isnt the sanctuary that I need it to be.

May 3, 2010Body
Body Blog: Stay Healthy… Even During Finals!

Body Blog: Stay Healthy… Even During Finals!

Pulling all-nighters, running on coffee and 5-hour-energy shots, and making the library your new permanent residence? College is already hard enough! Then, at the end of every semester, we have to deal with EXAMS.

Apr 30, 2010Entertainment
Weekly Wrap Up: Operation Stress Mode

Weekly Wrap Up: Operation Stress Mode

This time of year is so stressful. I'm so stressed out, I'm stressing about all of the TV shows I have to try and DVR every day. Job interviews are flooding my planner (yay), senior thesis papers are suffocating my existence, and trying to wiggle time to party with my closest friends before graduation is like trying to fit a fat man in a small jacket (nearly impossible).

Apr 27, 2010
3 Surprising Ways to De-stress

3 Surprising Ways to De-stress

April is Stress Awareness Month, and I don't know about you guys, but I am definitely aware of my stress. Research papers, projects, and exams are rolling in faster than ever before and it seems like I can't finish one thing without getting behind on another.

Apr 26, 2010Lifestyle
College Q&A: To Take Adderall, Or Not To Take It…

College Q&A: To Take Adderall, Or Not To Take It…

So here’s my question that maybe you can help with.... And don’t judge me for it, please. So finals are coming up and I really need to do well. I sorta slacked for the past couple of weeks and I need these tests to bring my grades up. My friend offered to give me some Adderall to help me with the studying....

Mar 17, 2010Entertainment
Would You Rather…

Would You Rather…

Would you rather get guaranteed A's on all your finals without having to study OR get a free week-long trip to the destination of your choice for Spring Break?

Mar 9, 2010Body
Do-It-Yourself Tuesdays: Spa Day!

Do-It-Yourself Tuesdays: Spa Day!

Has preparing for midterms/tying up loose ends/getting your body ready for Spring Break left you stressed out to the maximus? Late-night cram sessions and 20-page final papers followed by an intense hour at the gym can have you looking and feeling less than your normal, amazing self.

Dec 22, 2009Lifestyle
We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Grades

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Grades

Your stomach has been churning since you walked out of your last exam. You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.

Dec 20, 2009Entertainment
Overheard: Finals Edition

Overheard: Finals Edition

(Two girls, studying in the library.) Girl 1: Yeah, I'll probably start sleeping here too. Under the tables or something. Girl 2: No, I said "sleeping with girls" in the library. That's different. Girl 1: Oh. Yeah, I guess it is.

Dec 19, 2009Entertainment
Facebook Wall of Shame: No One Cares

Facebook Wall of Shame: No One Cares

Each week we're going to post the worst of the worst Facebook status updates right here. The updates that make us stare at the screen and ask "WTF?" The updates that make us hate the person, even though they are our "friend." You know you've got a few eligible Updaters on your Newsfeed...

Dec 18, 2009Entertainment
Weekly Wrap Up: Out With The Tests, In With the Cheer

Weekly Wrap Up: Out With The Tests, In With the Cheer

As the week comes to an end, so do my finals (thank. effing. god). Hopefully those of you who aren’t done are almost there, because I am way too ready to be home and I’d venture a guess the rest of you are too. I am ready to jump into full-fledged Christmas cheer mode. And since us college girls have to get out all of our holiday cheer in a week, it's time to go into holiday overload.

Dec 15, 2009Lifestyle
Need a Study Break? Take a Study Break!

Need a Study Break? Take a Study Break!

I always find myself procrastinating so much during finals week that sometimes I have to procrastinate from my original procrastinating. You know it's bad when you have to take a break from what you were doing to take a break from your studies.

Dec 15, 2009Lifestyle
We’ve All Been There: Cramming For Finals

We’ve All Been There: Cramming For Finals

You have four finals in three days – a Blue Book, two exams and a paper. You sit in your last class of the week. As your professor outlines the format of the test, you outline everything you need to do between now and Winter Break.

Dec 14, 2009Lifestyle
Your “There’s Nothing On TV” Survival Guide

Your “There’s Nothing On TV” Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, there’s only so much studying you can do until you can't possibly memorize any more formulas or essay questions. That’s when you throw in the towel, pop some popcorn and let yourself relax with one of your favorite TV shows. Except, wait. NONE. OF. THEM. ARE. ON.

Dec 14, 2009Lifestyle
College Q&A: How Do I Do It All?

College Q&A: How Do I Do It All?

Question: So, along with my 3 final exams and this mega paper that is worth 50% of my grade all happening next week, it’s my best friend/roommate’s 21st birthday this weekend. Any thoughts/tips/miracles that I might be able to use to fit it all in, do well and find time to pack to go home? I really don't want to miss anything...