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What You & Your Friends Are Like During Finals, as told by the Harry Potter Trio

Finals week: two words that make thousands of college students across the country shudder in fear. When you think about it, though, finals are nothing compared to all of the sh*t Harry, Ron and Hermione faced throughout their time at Hogwarts. There’s no trio better to represent how you and your friends act throughout finals, as shown here:

When the teacher says the final is cumulative:

Rollin’ up to the library with your squad like:

Looking over your study guide and realizing you have retained approximately zero information:

When you realize how unprepared your friend is:

And you decide that scaring her about the exam is much more productive than studying:

When you get to teach her and pretend you actually know what you’re talking about:

And having to deal with that one friend that just stresses everyone out more:

When your study buddies won’t stop talking when you’re trying to focus:

And you finally lose your sh*t because you actually have to study:

And you have to hide from the librarian when she comes over to yell at you:

When you find out that your friend invited that annoying girl in your bio class to study with you guys:

And she shows off how much better prepared she is than you are:

Going to office hours to ask that crazy professor a question:

When your mom calls and asks if you’re ready for your exams:

When you realize the inevitability of pulling an all-nighter:

And you and your friends are forced to come up with creative ways to stay awake:

And as 5 a.m approaches you are positively delusional:

When you shame your friend for watching Netflix instead of studying:

And you can’t help but express your concern:

And you end up taking your stress out on each other:

Or when she decides she’s just better off trying to cheat:

When you have to quiz your friend on a topic you know they’re bad at:

Even though they’re like:

When you have food delivered but the stress don’t stop:

When someone discovers that something is on the exam that you guys were not expecting:

And you think you might literally be sick:

Giving each other a pep talk the morning of your exam like:

When no matter how poorly you think you did, when you’re finally done:

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Paige Herer

U Mass Amherst

Paige Herer is a junior at Penn State. She is majoring in public relations and political science with a minor in international studies with hopes of pursuing a a career in PR after graduation. Her business aspirations include but are not limited to becoming Olivia Pope. She has a passion for reading, drinking coffee, long car rides, and scrolling through online blogs for hours. When Paige isn't being ridiculously productive you can find her walking aimlessly around campus trying to figure out how to operate her DSLR camera, or in her tiny dorm room marathoning any and every John Hughes movie.
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