With the dreaded Ole Miss midterms upon us, there are some things to keep in mind to make this time as painless as possible. To ensure the best possible experience, please refer to the following five tips. Please note that user discretion is advised.
5.) Spend as much time as possible at the Library, and we’re not talking about good ol’ J.D. Williams:
You’re probably cramming a shit ton of information into your brain, and chances are there’s nowhere near enough time to learn everything that you need to for your tests. Your panic is most likely being suppressed by caffeine and other various substances at the moment, but come test day that won’t be enough. You’re going to need something a little stronger to face your impending failures, so stop on by for a little emotional support and liquid courage.
4.) Blow off some steam:
You spend your whole day in class continuously learning more information while simultaneously having to teach yourself the shit you were supposed to learn last week that you still don’t understand. You’re falling behind in half your classes because you’re trying to get caught up in the other half. It’s a fucking disaster. To this, The Black Sheep recommends that you let loose and reward yourself for not throwing in the towel and dropping out. Take a trip down to Roosters or hit up a frat—you can always study tomorrow while working off your hangover.
3.) Take a trip to Walmart and buy yourself some blackout curtains:
During times of intense stress, we revert to a child-like condition. Expect to cry a lot and have a desire to spend the day sleeping away your feelings. Don’t resist these urges. Unfortunately, the shitty blinds in the residence halls combined with the Mississippi sun are going to make your much needed therapy naps more or less impossible. Forget about your cute patterned curtains that match your bed skirts and pillows on your futon—dire times call for drastic measures, so don’t be afraid to do a little bit of redecorating.
2.) If all else fails, nurse your pain by indulging in whatever food you see fit:
You can deal with whatever damage is ensued at the Turner Center once you get your shit together after midterms. In addition to football and academics, Ole Miss kicks ass at comfort food, so make sure to take full advantage of this. Be it Cane’s or Steak ‘n Shake at the Pavilion, a 600 calorie drink from Starbucks, pizza sticks from the C Store, numerous trips to the P.O.D.’s fully stocked freezer of Ben and Jerry’s, or ample time spent at Rebel Market, you are sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth while crying in your dark dorm room (thanks to your new blackout curtains).
1.) Go into your test feeling like a fucking beast:
You know your shit, you got this man. Smile through the pain and if anything, realize you’re halfway to your six-week long winter break. HOTTY TODDY!
Midterms will soon be over and you can leave these dark days in the past. Until then, stay strong and muster on Rebels!