By Mateo Perez ‘23

It’s the most dreaded time of the year . . . finals week.

The time when students relearn the material they forgot from the beginning of the year and the material they never understood to begin with.

I’m basically calling myself out.

Teachers highly encourage students to study a couple weeks prior to finals, but how am I supposed to study if teachers keep assigning homework and tests? So, I guess studying the weekend before finals is the plan. Man, cramming a semester’s worth of material in just two days?

Now, that’s a sport.

Great! I can’t wait to reteach myself calculus!

I have personal qualms with finals because I would much rather enjoy the holidays than stress about exams! If you had to choose between watching Christmas movies and making gingerbread houses or studying for finals, which would you choose? Exactly. Thank you!

I try to participate in holiday festivities while also keeping up with school work, but it just doesn’t hit the same.

In all seriousness, to my fellow Crusaders, please study for your finals. Teachers aren’t trying to load you up with unnecessary work. They want to see you succeed because exams are extremely important. Let’s finish the first semester strong!