I’ve spent many days here, in the Library, as I write these blogs between assignments, and many days seem to get longer and longer as finals week approaches. Countless tests, papers, and group projects are worked on in these last two weeks or so, Ritter Library is packed with kids, many of whom I’ve barely recognize even go to Baldwin Wallace. I’ve learned high school, actually no school, prepares any student for the trials and tribulations of the tumultuous week that is finals, so I’ve come up with three things that can help any student at any school preparing for finals. 1.) Eat apples! Apples are proven to give you more energy than a cup of coffee and its natural energy so there’s no crash (trust me crashing is THE worst). 2.) Go to the gym to clear your head! Many people think they’ll take a break by napping, but napping most of the time keeps you tired until about 10pm when you’re wide awake and watching infomercials like an 80 year old retiree. If you go to the gym and walk on the treadmill or lift weights or simply do whatever it is you want to do at least your up and moving, getting a sweat on, and releasing some stress. 3.) Don’t stress! If you’re stressed or overthinking a test you’re automatically ready to fail. If you go in with the mindset that you know all you’ll know and you’ve prepared all you could your confidence alone will help in making a few of those big essay questions seem like second grade alphabet study. This was about the entire break I needed, I think I’ll get back to these books, or the gym, or maybe an apple…yea definitely the apple.