Tagged midterms

The five stages of grief after getting a bad midterm grade

By Gayathri Peringod, March 14 2018 — Grief is an inevitable experience. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one or the harsh consequences of binge-watching Netflix the night before your midterm, grief occurs in five key stages. It all begins when you hear that the professor posted the marks, impatiently click the…

The stars foretell your midterm season in these horoscopes

By Joie Atejira, March 6 2018 — Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Asking for everyone’s notes and frantically searching Wikipedia for answers won’t help you prepare for your discussion-based class — only prayers can now. Bless up.   Aries (March 21 – April 19) It’s important to remember that you invited these people for a group-study session and…

How to still look good during midterms

By Saima Asad, February 14 2017 — For most students, midterm season brings a lack of hygiene and proper nutrition, turning us into empty shells of the wholesome humans we once were. But while your interior slowly decays from all-nighters and energy drinks, there’s no reason your exterior can’t shine. Use these three tips to keep yourself…

Three ways to beat your mid-semester cold

By Christie Melhorn, February 14 2017 — The sniffling and hacking coughs that echo throughout the halls of the University of Calgary are a sure sign that midterms are approaching. In the flurry of paper writing and studying, it’s easy to catch a cold but not so easy to get over it. This week, the…

Three student must-haves for this autumn season

By Ananya Parasor, October 26 2016 — In the midst of autumn, everything seems to be falling — the leaves, temperatures, our GPAs, motivation, energy and bank account balances. It’s a tough time in a university student’s life, with your whole existence crumbling to the ground in a cloud of smoke that proceeds to hang…

Study drugs not a long term solution

By Simran Kaler, October 18 2016 — With midterms underway, many students are hiding under their beds or spending all hours of the day at TFDL, coffee in hand. If there was a magic potion to make you smarter or improve your concentration for extended periods of time, who wouldn’t line up to take it?…

Four things to do instead of studying

By Jill Girgulis, March 1 2016 — University will teach you a lot. However, the most critical information you will extract from an undergraduate degree is how to procrastinate effectively. Here are some activities you should probably try before you buckle down and start studying for tomorrow’s 8:00 a.m. microbiology midterm. Start a blog: There’s…

The five stages of receiving your midterm grades

By Jill Girgulis, November 17 2015 — There’s no putting it off. Pretty soon, the good people running D2L are going to come barging through your bedroom door if you don’t look at your midterm grades. You’ll need to swallow your pride and make the fateful “click” of that little red dot. There’s a set…

Supplement your midterm stress with future stress

By Gheenl Miguel, November 3 2015 — Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) The planetary alignment of Venus and Mars will impact transportation around the world this week. Be extra cautious of roller blades, hot dog stands and hamster balls. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You will find that your pockets are suddenly toasters…

Top five ways to spend your November reading break

By Jill Girgulis, November 3 2015 — Days off from lectures and labs are a rare occurrence in university. We’re expected to be more resilient than high schoolers, who need Friday off at least twice a month in order to function properly. When students do find themselves blessed with these mini-vacations, it’s usually uncharted territory….

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