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An Open Letter to the Discouraged and Undecided

By Sarah Lalond | December 10, 2018

At this point in the semester, time feels like it’s running out. Life isn’t measured in days, but instead in the hours until the next essay, next test or next project is due.In the middle of this, you’re asked to choose your schedule for next semester....

Nadia Ramos, freshman medical laboratory science major, studies using flashcards Oct. 14 in the Founders Memorial Library Cafe. 

Library to extend hours, provide computer lockers during finals week

By Northern Star staff | November 11, 2015

Founders Memorial Library will extend its hours and provide computer lockers during finals week.The library will close at 2 a.m. Dec. 5 through Dec. 12 with the exception of 10 p.m. on Dec. 11. The extended hours were put into place to provide the students...

Fit Facts

Fit Facts: Eat well, stay active during finals week to reduce stress

By Blake Glosson | May 4, 2014

The dreaded finals week is here. It’s time to kiss life goodbye, forget about exercise and diet and embrace stress, right? Not so fast.This might seem like the best way to deal with finals; however, following these common patterns will likely do you...

Top 5: Relieve finals stress with food, frequent breaks

By Anthony Szudarski | April 24, 2014

With finals week just around the corner, some of us might be starting to stress out a bit.Whether doing well on the exam determines if you pass the class or you don’t even have to show up to pass, here are my top five stress-relief methods to consider.No....

Pass/Fail: Flash snowstorm gets its last laugh, Finals devilishly loom in distance

By Danny Cozzi | April 15, 2014

Pass: Flash snowstorm gets its last laughYou all thought we had made it, didn’t you? So did I.But, in a sick way, I enjoyed Monday’s sudden snowfall. While cursing under my breath at the storm, I laughed at my naivety in thinking Chicago weather would...

InFocus: What gets you through finals?

By Gina Lorusso, Jackie Nevarez, Kim Randall, and Danny Cozzi | December 8, 2013

Gina LorussoI am a horrible test taker, but I’m really good at studying, so my main focus for preparing for my finals is to take practice tests if they’re available in my courses. If they aren’t available, I find similar ones on study websites.I...

Nourish your mind for stress finals week brings

By Blake Glosson | December 2, 2013

Finals week can be a restless time, but there are things you can do to alleviate some of the stress and keep you sharp and alert.Arguably the most important aspect of a person’s lifestyle that influences brain power is diet. During such an integral...

Stay focused for end of semester

By Kim Randall | November 14, 2013

With only one more month left to survive the headache that is school, there are a few things you should keep in mind for getting out alive.Remember to avoid procrastination, keep track of what you need to turn in and always work with a positive attitude....

What not to do during finals week

By AJ Edwards | May 6, 2013

My fellow Huskies, the time has arrived. That’s right: It’s finals week. Time to pull all-nighters, drink tons of coffee and Red Bull and maybe hit up a party or two because, let’s face it, we’re about to be out of this beast for the summer. Those...

Church, students pray the stress away

By Logan Love | April 30, 2013

Students prayed for less stress as the semester winds down and final examinations approach. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, hosted #Prayers2Pass on Tuesday passing out free snacks and drinks while praying with students. Participants prayed...

Finals week requires good balance of work, music

By Beth Schumacher | December 2, 2012

Finals week is approaching. Bring on the stress. I would hit the gym to get those endorphins going but quite honestly, sleep seems more appealing. One thing that has always relaxed and motivated me in times of stress is music. However, it can’t be just...

Health Enhancement to host stress free zones on campus

By Lauren Dielman | November 27, 2011

Students feeling overwhelmed by preparations for finals have a place to get away this week.Today through Thursday, Health Enhancement will host a "stress-free zone" at different residence halls on campus.Alicia Czachowski, assistant director of Health...