Making it through dead week

Off the Beat

Last semester, I did all my readings for one of my classes. I participated in class discussions, and I went above and beyond — surprising even myself — and found myself consistently in office hours. My work ethic made it seem like I had a steady grasp on the class. I understood
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What RRR week really stands for

Even though the administration insists that RRR stands for reading, reveiw and recitation, those three words don’t fully capture the desperation and dread associated with dead week. A more updated interpretation of RRR is necessary in order to describe the UC Berkeley student experience in the week leading up to finals.
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Taking exams as Derek Shepherd

“It’s a beautiful day to take an exam.” When you wake up as Derek Shepherd, the legendary character from “Grey’s Anatomy,” chances are your final is perfectly scheduled to be in the afternoon and in a location only 10 feet away from you. As Derek Shepherd, you didn’t bother studying for
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Star Wars quotes that apply to finals season

May the fourth is one of the best days of the year. It’s not just a clever pun (“May the fourth be with you”), but also, if you didn’t know already, today is actually Star Wars day. Yeah we get it, before “The Force Awakens” came out, it felt like
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5 ways to treat yourself after finals

Yes, finals are approaching. Yes, those pesky final papers and projects are almost due. Yes, this is the craziest time of the semester. Instead of dreading those end-of-semester assignments so much, however, tackle those bad boys and finish up your school responsibilities with the intent of treating yourself amazingly afterward. Having
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