The environment is tense and uncomfortable because everyone knows they’re totally and completely unprepared. You’d think that the few extra days for a “study period” would warrant everyone hitting the books and spending hours on end reviewing information that was either long forgotten or never learned. But no, let’s be honest. If you look around Mugar, all of those people packed into the study stations and tables are just sitting on various distracting websites. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest, Youtube and dare I say Reddit?
We’ve all gotten to the point where we know that no amount of studying is going to save us for the class we’ve neglected all semester. So why bother trying? It’s a combination of this and our complete apathy toward finishing out this year when, if you look outside, it’s clearly not summer. May has proved a disappointing month so far and we don’t even have the promise of warm weather to push us through this final week. Personally, I’m ready to go home but dreading the hellish summer job I have to walk into. The mixed emotions of the end of the year make it nearly impossible to focus on anything except the fact that the easiest way to escape it is by distracting oneself. And there we have a vicious circle that contributes to this strange aura that consumes finals week. But all of that aside, best of luck to those of you who have finals and are studying hard. To be honest, my last one was a week ago and I’ve been free ever since. Sucks to BU.