At some point the dorm fire alarm sounded, and I knew I had to get up and go outside. With great difficulty I managed to muster open a single eyelid, and I could hear the trampling sounds of several people walking down the stairs near my room. The alarm was still ringing, and as I looked around the room through blurry vision, I realized that I could not physically lift my head. Panic started to settle in as I realized that it was not just my head that I could not move, but my arms and legs were completely limp and all my mental efforts to move were not being executed by my limbs. I was wide awake, but my body was not, and I was trapped inside of it for what felt like hours. After panically reciting a few prayers, thinking I was about to die, I managed to somehow put my mind back to sleep, and the next time I woke up, I could fully move again.
It’s midterms season once again and some of you may be wondering how you’re going to fit all of this studying in on top of all of the papers and reading and problem sets you have to do. It just might be time to rethink the whole study group concept and reconfigure it so it can help reduce you’re workload and stress, not add to it.
I had an outstanding warrant on this one until a couple of years ago. Where most 12-year-olds could swallow whole capsules without even a cup of water, I had to buy the liquid Tylenol, the sole market of which is supposed to be the senior citizen crowd. I used Dimetapp well into my college years, and if I ever had to travel to a country that required taking malaria pills, I’d have to break up the pills in water or juice and then consume it.
Finals are finally almost over! After what’s always a long and painful couple of weeks, all of that stress and panic will finally be done and over with…at least until next semester. The sentiment after completing your penultimate final generally can be summed up with this phrase, “Get me the hell out of here.” But, before you make a beeline to the train station, make sure to take care of these items before you leave campus. Otherwise, you will find that things got weird while you were away for 5 weeks.