It’s that unavoidable point in the semester that every student dreads: midterms. Of course they come right before spring break, looming over your head as you’re busy thinking about the beach you’ll be laying on at that time next week.
I always get lucky and usually have a mixture of tests, papers, or projects, making my midterms week something I can begin to tackle earlier. This year I have a paper due for my Native American art class and a test in my Communication class. The paper is just a regular response paper that we have due every other week and this one happens to land during midterms. I just hope I don’t get so caught up in studying that I end up rushing to complete the paper. I should probably start that before Wednesday night…
The test I am not looking forward to because it is one of two test grades for the class, meaning it is a significant portion of my grade. Doing well on the midterm would take the stress off a bit come finals week. The good thing is we have already had two mini vocabulary quizzes which means I am not beginning my studying knowing nothing. That class will be my only one on Wednesday, so I should find it easy to study in the morning before it’s time to take the test at 2:40.
I’ve just got to keep my eye on the prize – Florida in week!
You probably read enough about it on everyone else’s blogs… but it was a pretty important happening on campus last week so here we go – THE MCVIRUS 2013.
A term that was coined by students and the McDaniel Free Press, it is actually a slight misnomer because we are not the only people to have ever gotten the virus. It was gastroenteritis and it was actually pretty common earlier in the winter. McDaniel was just a little behind on the trend. And being a small school, it didn’t take us long to catch up.
As the Editor in Chief of the Free Press, I was excited for such a large event with the possibility for so many stories. I also wanted to lay rumors of food poisoning and other Glar misfortunes to rest. We spent all day Wednesday covering the virus that had been nonexistent before Tuesday night, trying to get the facts straight. Ironically, by the next day half our staff had been hit, including myself.
But it was a small price to pay for exciting milestones. The Free Press made personal records, for site hits, page views and more. My favorite piece was a ‘best of social media’ where we gathered the funniest tweets and statuses about the viruses and shared them with campus. The staff together did a great job and put together some fine pieces of journalism on a time crunch.
If you haven’t already, check out mcdanielfreepress.com for a great look at life on campus!