I’ve never seen the campus like this before–now that we’re into the last week of classes and it’s the final stretch before the long winter break, a sort of somber mood has swept across Cornell as students are gearing up to take their final exams.
You might be thinking, “C’mon…is there really that much of a visible difference?” Granted, I’m only a lowly freshman, but I’d say that there is. Dinner plans are put on halt as students run to Nasties (Bear Necessities snack bar) to bring back hamburgers to chomp on as they flip through biology notebooks. The dorms are eerily quiet as students elect to study in the silent study rooms and libraries.
Personally, I don’t think that I have it too bad–but I know I have a lot of work ahead of me. My Economics exam is the biggie, because it’s worth 41% of my grade. Once I get through that one, I’ll have two more to go until I’m back home!
Man, how good is that feeling going to be once I get in the car after my final exam? I’ll have basically a month of relaxation ahead of me with absolutely no work. Even in high school, over the breaks we were assigned projects and papers…so this will be a great feeling.