Midterms. A word which breathes sheer terror into the hearts of college students everywhere. Freshmen discover the library for the first time. Upperclassmen spend hours within study rooms, relentlessly cramming information into their heads.
Midterm week is crazy. If anything on this earth becomes responsible for initiating the Zombie Apocalypse, it will be college midterms. Midterms, like a plague, spread through college campuses breeding mindless zombies. “I can’t brain today. I have the dumb.” College students eat and breath schoolwork for a week straight, leaving little room for rational thought. Energy drinks and cookies? Countless cups of coffee? Irregular sleeping patterns? Exercise done in desperation of keeping awake? Not healthy stuff.
I am currently sitting in a study room with four other students, each typing away on separate computers, the same half-dead look possess each person’s eye. I dare not look in the mirror for fear that the same zombie-like stare resides in my eyes. With the ever-allusive carrot of Spring Break hovering before me, I press onward, digging through books in hopes of finding an A-letter grade. I chug my cup of mango juice and grab my bottle of water. Staying awake without the magic of energy drinks and sodas is rough but worth it. Midterms are not an excuse for unhealthy eating! Wish me luck! From the looks of those around me, I’m going to need it.