The experience starts when your professor reminds you that the midterm is coming up. That’s when your heart starts palpitating. You begin frantically scheduling all of your free moments in the library as your brain screams, “Go! Study! Work!” This is just the beginning of a stressful period of your life.
School is tough, that’s the fact of the matter. That’s why I recommend designating some time, regardless of how much studying you have to do, to something you enjoy doing.
|Food and coloring page.|
Every term I look forward to the free food. I decided to reward myself with fruit, veggies, and cupcakes that you could decorate, after I finished coloring the coloring sheets provided at the event. I have to admit that I caused a little stress within myself trying to color within the lines, but I cannot deny that I had loads of fun.
|Free scantrons and the M&M jar.|
However, this event did burst my bubble at one point. Most of my life, I have told myself that I am completely a cat person, so I felt an uneasiness with how excited I was to pet a therapy dog. The dogs at the event were so friendly, and friendly faces are always nice to see during stressful times.
|Heather, a finance major|
After the week is over, I like to take naps, especially since I lose many hours of sleep while studying for my exams. Nothing is better than relaxing after midterm week. Except sleeping after finals week!
Photos provided by the Portland State Programming Board