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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Finals Week Tips and Tricks

Happy Monday, friends! Today marks the first day of finals, which means staying up till all hours of the night, studying for hours on end, and having stress-filled days and nights, and the occasional mental breakdown. Lucky for you, just like last semester, I have some tips and tricks to stay calm and do your best during finals week.

1. Dress well test well: You know how the saying goes-if you dress well, you will test well. I have no concrete proof that this method works, but I do suggest that you try. A few outfits to try out include Hermione Granger (cape, wand, and all), Gordo from Lizzie McGuire, or Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. If you dress smart, you should test smart.

2. Study, study, study: Knowing the material and being well-informed for your finals are key. I suggest using every opportunity possible and studying in the shower. Simply put a plastic bag over your notes and you’re good to go. If you really want to get fancy, however, laminating your pages will take you to the next level. Another effective tactic is to tape notes to the ceiling before you go to bed and wake up every half hour to review. Student-Studying

3. Meditate: Most people suggest taking a break during the studying process to unwind and keep your stress-level in check, but I suggest doing so during the actual exam. If at any point during an exam you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or confused, simply mount your desk to begin meditation. Sitting criss-cross-applesauce with your palms up and rested on your knees is best. Once in this position, close your eyes, take ten deep breaks, and repeat “Oooommmmmmm” for about five minutes. At the end of the meditation, bow to your professor, say, “Namaste,” and finish your exam.

4. Go for a run: Exercise helps reduce stress, and going for a run during study breaks will help get the blood flowing after sitting stationary all day while studying. If you’re an advanced enough runner, just run away from campus and don’t come back. Run home and only return after Christmas break. Your finals can just do themselves.

5. Read: Going along with step number 2, reading proper test-prep materials will help significantly. Scrolling through Twitter, Thought Catalog, and Facebook will increase your scores by 57%, and reading past posts on my blog will increase your results by 82%. Clearly, you know what you need to do.

In all seriousness, you’ve made it this far in the semester and you know what you need to do to finish strong. Good luck studying, good luck on finals, and thanks for reading :)

 

 

Music Monday: Good Day by Nappy Roots

Happy Music Monday! This is the week before spring break, so everyone is probably going a little stir crazy and is lacking motivation. Although break is so near, do not give up on your schoolwork yet, my friends! Power through these next few days and get your tests and papers done! To help motivate you to have a good week, I have a happy song to share.

This song is “Good Day” by Nappy Roots. Nappy Roots is an American alternative rap group consisting of four people. The group started in Kentucky, and was the best selling hip hop group of 2002. The group has five albums: Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz, Wooden Leather, The Humdinger, The Pursuit of Nappyness, and Nappy Dot Org. Although all of these titles are clear winners, The Pursuit of Nappyness is my personal fave.

My friend Natalie sent this song to my friends as part of our Music Monday tradition we did in high school, so this is the only Nappy Roots song I have ever heard. Since I have only ever heard this one song, I cannot attest for the rest of their work, but this song is really happy and makes me feel good about life. Plus it sounds like a goofy, old school hip-hop song, and nothing is better than that. Have a wonderful week, good luck on schoolwork, and thanks for reading :)

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Finals Are Donezo!

Happy Wednesday to all! Today is a glorious day because as of 8:48 this morning, I finished all of my finals! Yippie skippieeee!!! I only had one written exam for my anthropology class, and that was this morning. Other than that, I had many papers, a presentation, and art projects. The bulk of my finals work was due last week, so this week was not too stressful. Either way, I am very happy to be officially done for the semester!

I was originally supposed to stay until Saturday and dance at the Crossroads Classic basketball game with the rest of the dance team, but unfortunately we are no longer performing. I am going home on Friday now, so I suppose it will be nice to get home a little earlier than I expected. Speaking of nice things, I have some wonderful YouTube videos to share with you.

As you can probably tell from some of my other posts, I love YouTube. I recently started watching some videos by The Fine Brothers and they are all hilarious. They do a lot of different stuff on YouTube from full on television production-type videos to more simple, weekly videos. I have been watching their React series of videos in which they show kids, teens, or elders a video clip of some sort and then ask them questions about it. It might not sound too entertaining, but it is indeed hilarious! I have put some of my favorite videos down below. Good luck with the rest of finals, have a wonderful week, and thanks for reading :)

Elders React to Gangnam Style

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Teens React to Toddlers and Tiaras

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Kids React to It’s Thanksgiving

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