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What Finals Are Like, as Told by ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Parks and Recreation’ & ’30 Rock’

It’s finals week, and you’re probably feeling a little like this:

Your professor says the exam is cumulative, and you’re just like,

You can’t find any of your notes from the semester.

Probably because you stopped taking any in class, thanks to Facebook and Pinterest.

But you try to start studying anyways. You get to the library, but there’s nowhere to sit and you’re like,

After 20 minutes of searching, you finally find a seat.

But when you accidentally make a lot of noise the girl across your table is like,

But then her phone rings, and everyone’s like,

And you’re like,

It takes you about 30 minutes to stop procrastinating and actually start studying.

It’s all going great, until your computer runs out of battery.

And you’re not next to an outlet.

And there’s no available outlet in sight.

Since you’ve been working so hard, you let yourself have a study break… or two… or ten.

Since studying on your own is clearly unproductive, you decide to join that class-wide study group.

You hope your classmates are going to be like,

But in reality, they’re more like,

So you end up having to pull an all-nighter.

And by “pulling an all-nighter,” we mean you’re doing a lot of this,

When nothing clicks, you’re like,

You resort to chugging coffee.

But a few cups later, you’re like,

The night before each final is always like this,

With a little bit of this,

But you always make it out in one piece somehow.

And then, you’re officially home free.


Kelsey is a senior at Boston University, studying Magazine Journalism  in the College of Communication. As a magazine junkie and fashion fanatic, she loves being a part of the Her Campus team! At BU, Kelsey is president of Ed2010 at Boston University.  She has interned for Time Out New York, Lucky, Anthropologie, and Marie Claire. Kelsey also has a fashion blog, The Trendologist, where she covers the latest trends, fashion shows, and red carpet reports. When she isn't busy, Kelsey loves hanging out with her friends and family, shopping, reading style blogs, going for a nice jog, listening to music, creating baked goods in the kitchen, watching movies, and eating tons of frozen yogurt and sushi! After graduation, Kelsey hopes to work as an editor for a fashion magazine. Follow Kelsey on Twitter and Instagram at @kmulvs and don't  forget to check out her "Catwalk to Campus" blog posts!
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