I want to stay in bed and curl up with my blanket. But, I can’t because if I don’t go to class I won’t know what will be on the test. Even worse, I won’t know what will be on the midterm.I hope at least a few of my former colleagues recognize that being student-centered, or fretting about retention, neither imply nor are implied by enabling the slacker attitude present in that column.
Midterms are an extra burden on students. Although students are expected to keep up with the readings and assignments of a class, it’s intimidating to know a longer multiple choice exam will have such a big effect on their overall grade for a course.
Tests suck, but midterms are even worse — they require extra work aside from homework and quizzes. Thankfully, not every course offered at NIU requires students to take a midterm.
Because Homecoming celebrations and midterm week coincidentally fell right after one another, students were left with little room to de-stress and enjoy themselves by engaging in school spirit activities.
Nonetheless, students were aware if they did have to set time aside to study, they’d only be studying for a couple of classes.
STOP CRYING WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL.
It has generally been Cold Spring Shops practice to give egregiously silly student editorials a pass. Northern Star columnist Marilou Terrones, however, would likely view that as encouragement.