Month: April 2014


It’s almost that week everyone! If you haven’t started studying yet, then you should definitely start now! We had a pretty good turn out yesterday at the transfer/commuter study session and we are expecting a good number of people for the Sunday session from 5-7pm in Fisher 125.  Here are some other tips to help prepare you for finals week:

Study in short bursts! It doesn’t help to study for hours if you’re staring at the same sentence indefinitely. Break it up in to chapters or sections. When you finish one, reward yourself with a short break and then start on the next.

Find your study niche. Some people like to study alone where it is quiet. Other prefer to study in groups. Figure out what works best for you and stick to it! There is no point in studying with lots of people if you can only work alone.

Manage your time. Yes finals week is always very stressful and ridiculously busy. It’s best to go into the week with a plan. Devote time to sit at your desk and get work done, as well as time to blow off steam with  exercise or playing video games.  Everyone deserves a  little break now and then.

Get plenty of sleep. You may think its a good idea to cram all your studying into the night before an exam. Well think again! The body needs sleep in order to function properly. So study the day before and slip into bed 8-10 hours before your exam and get some shuteye!

Eat!!! Your body also needs food to function. Try to eat 3-5 meals everyday; that’s why you have unlimited swipes in the residence halls. You may be in the library for hours, but take some snacks with you to munch on. Everyone needs some brain food!

Last of all, JUST RELAX! Some people make finals week way more stressful than it needs to be. While it is very important to take classes seriously, remember it’s not the end of the world. Everyone makes mistakes but we all move on eventually. I promise you will get through college, just please try to do so without having a heart attack.

I would like to thank everyone for an amazing and fun year as the transfer assistant. I wish you all luck on your finals and that you all have a relaxing and awesome summer!

Week 12…wait, what????

Hey guys!

Week 12 out of 14 is nearly over! Where has the semester gone? I hope everyone is excited for summer break, but school should still be on your mind. We still have to get through finals week. Tomorrow, April 11th, is the last day to drop a track B class with a ‘W”. Also April 25th is the last day to register for fall classes next year.

On a lighter note, the rock climbing social was a success! Lots of people showed up and braved their fear of heights! Some people plan on even joining Ridge Roamers, the rock climbing club at MTU. Hopefully you all found a interesting organization to join this semester. I’ve met so many new and fun people after joining two different orgs just this year!

Fun things are happening this weekend if you need a study break! Night at the Ballet and Opera, performed by the Keeweenaw Symphony Orchestra and the and local dancers will be performing this Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Rosza center.

Flimboard will be showing Lone Survivor on Friday and Saturday this weekend. Show times are  5:30pm, 8:30pm, and 11:30pm. There will also be a showing on  Sunday at 5:30pm. Tickets are $3 a person with your Tech ID.

Lastly, the SADS reception will be this coming Monday from 5-6:30pm in the Rosza gallery. This is the Student Art and Design Show. Come show your support to our awesome Tech artists as they show off their artwork!