The Mullen Library’s uncomfortable temperatures and excessive crowds is an immediate indicator that finals week has arrived. Studying for exams or writing final papers needs to be done in a stress free and motivating environment. Therefore, don’t be hesitant to take the redline into the city and find a coffee shop, bookstore, or restaurant to finish your work. Better yet, take a study break. The Brookland Metro Station is so close to campus that you would be doing yourself a disservice by hiding out in your dorm room instead. You live in one of the greatest cities in the country; you should try to take advantage of it before winter break!