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Academic calendar change benefits students

Academic calendar change benefits students

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The new academic calendar change is heading students’ way next fall and some are worried about not having that extra day to study before finals.  Study days give students much needed time to catch up on school work and study materials one last time. Students now won't have that extra time to st...

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep

Alex, Columnist

December 8, 2017

Dear Alex, I’m terribly nervous about my finals this week and next week. I haven’t been able to study much because I have three dogs and two part-time jobs. How can I prepare myself in time to take my finals? I don’t want to fail. I want to ace my finals, but I’m too nervous to even begin st...

SGA requests Senate change finals dates

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 31, 2016

All Matt Peak wanted to do during graduation was get on stage, “wear a funny hat” and leave. Peak, who graduated in 2015, said he couldn’t enjoy the ceremony with the thought that he still had finals left to take. “The entire process was absolutely ridiculous,” he said. “Give me my diploma whe...

A final opinion on finals

Morgan Falconer, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

I think finals can be a lot of fun. Turns out, that’s not a popular opinion. My relationship with finals is peppered with quite a bit of hate. It also can be funny though. I’m kind of an idiot, so when I mess up big time, lots of people find it funny. People usually associate finals with thin...

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