College media offer advice on surviving finals

Let’s face it. Among all the excitement of returning home for winter break, there’s a lot of stress this time of year. Whether you’ve been on top of it all semester, or you have been, shall we say, focused on other things, finals bring with them a unique set of challenges.

So who better to offer sage advice on how to conquer those finals but college media staffers. Here’s a sampling of some great advice from around the country.


The State Press
"Stressing about the end." Illustration published on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Photo credit: Meredith Kopriva

The State News, Arizona State University

In addition to food and mindfulness, The State News offers a more holistic list of tips on making finals a less overwhelming period of time.

Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University

You’ve got to eat! Fill the stomach as you fill the brain. The Rocky Mountain Collegian offers some quick and easy meals to keep you going during those study sessions. Click here for some ideas.

The Daily, University of Washington

In addition to feeding the body, you need to feed the soul. The Daily offers some wellness tips to keep you sane. Check out their tips here.

The Daily Utah Chronicle, University of Utah

It’s hard to get excited about the holidays when you have to pass that chemistry final. The Daily Utah Chronicle laments the stress of finals with a Christmas flair in this piece.

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University

The Fly By also had a little fun with finals anxiety in this cute graphic.

WUVA News, University of Virginia

This handy video offers a variety of fun tips, and some disagreement over all-nighters. And some advice from an actual professional.

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