Just in time for finals week, my favorite underclassmen introduced me to an incredible app called “Trivia Crack.” The premise of the game is that you challenge your friends to games of trivia. There are six different categories that are divided on a wheel which you spin for each round: Art, Entertainment, Science, Sports, History, and Geography. The objective is to obtain every character on the wheel, by answering three questions correctly and then answering a fourth in your selected category. You can, however, supersede the three questions by spinning a “crown” on the wheel. Although the game is so addicting it runs the risk of making you less social in actual social environments (please see image to the left for evidence), I speculate that it could help you buff up for activities such as Wednesday crosswords and Tuesday night trivia at La Boca. I find the game very compelling especially since the questions run the gamut from somewhat obtuse to absurdly inane to a pleasurable trivial question to which YOU KNOW THE ANSWER!
Plus if a question even mildly pertains to one of your classes, you could pass it off as “passive studying.” For example, under the category of “Art” I was recently asked the question “Who wrote Mansfield Park?” The answer to which is Jane Austen. It just so happens that I read a Jane Austen book (Sense and Sensibility) for one of my classes this semester and will be writing a paper about the novel this coming week. BOOM. STUDYING FOR FINALS ALREADY. Kind of. Anyway, if you enjoy trivia, procrastination, being competitive in a joke-y sort of way with your friends, and questions like “What is a ‘kilt’?” (?!?!?!?), Trivia Crack is the game for you. Add me!
Leave your belongings unattended at your library desk (or wherever you are) and come to the Olin steps at MIDNIGHT tonight to scream and yell “I’M MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”
Or just scream.
The Primal Scream is a Wes tradition, when students gather on the steps of Olin at midnight before finals officially begin and scream really loudly. There will be a countdown.
Time: Midnight (when Monday turns to Tuesday..)
Place: Olin steps
As finals begin, you’re probably (if you’re like me, at any rate) wishing you’d been a bit more productive during reading week. When you are taking those necessary breaks, though, why not procrastinate with something intellectual?
At the very least, you’ll sound smart at holiday parties, and you might even learn something academically useful. (I’ve cited TED Talks in papers before.) Also, all of these procrastination destinations happen to be audio- or video-based, meaning that you can listen to them while you do other things, like eat, clean or tear your hair out in frustration.
Well, somebody fucked up.
Yesterday was the last (full) day of reading period since the first final is today (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM. There was supposed to be a Primal Scream at midnight. It ended up being sqwermy, me, and three other people chilling outside Olin screaming for ten seconds.
So we’re doing it again. Tonight. That means “when Tuesday turns to Wednesday, be outside Olin and scream.” Exactly at midnight. There will be a countdown.
Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 11:59 PM, passing into midnight and Wednesday, December 11
Place: Steps in front of Olin
A message from Maeve Russell ’14 to brighten your finals week:
Last chance to buy SHOFCO Holiday Gifts! Come take a study break and shop for your loved ones!!
Buy your family and friends some SHOFCO swag for the holiday season. Items for sale include: laptop cases, aprons, bracelets, necklackes, bags, yoga bags, tapestries, and t-shirts. All proceeds go towards both The Kibera School for Girls and SHOFCO’s Women’s Empowerment Program.
Prices are as follows:
Laptop Cases: $20
Yoga Bags: $25
Date: Today, December 10, 2013
Time: 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Noah Masur ’15 and his goof troop write in:
It’s finals week, which everyone knows means… it’s time for an improv show!*
Need a study break? Running out of points and afraid of going hungry? Looking to be sexually satisfied? Come see Desperate Measures to fulfill one of these desires. As Mother Teresa once said: bring your friends and your baddest behavior.
*If you didn’t know this, remember that it will be on the exam.
Date: TODAY, December 9th
Place: Nics Lounge
In case you didn’t notice (or were too drunk/stoned/tired to care), it’s finals week. As you might expect, the folks of Wesleying are a band of procrastinating miscreants, and thus, we are continuing Operation LOL (Liveblog Olin) for a third time. You can find the other two parts here and here.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the memes.
Scream your lungs out on the Olin Steps tonight:
‘Tis the season to scream! Some people scream over holiday shopping. Others scream about a pending apocalypse.
But here at Wesleyan, we scream about the monsoon of papers with pending due dates and exams that are scheduled within the next few days. The first ones are tomorrow, so you know what that means…
It’s time to scream your lungs out! Never mind quiet hours, we’re too stressed for that. Let’s engage in one more community gathering — the only chance for community-based stress relief this semester.
At midnight, come out of your study bunkers at Olin, SciLi, wherever you are. You know what to do!
Date: Tonight (technically tomorrow morning)
Time: Gather at 11:55, scream at midnight
Place: Olin steps (or anywhere else on campus)
Jake Eichengreen ’13 reminds those of you who will be nocturnal this week:
As always, drip coffee at Espwesso is free when you bring your own cup (although donations to cover the cost of beans are always encouraged and accepted). We’re open our usual hours this week for finals – Sunday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – so come on down to the basement of Allbritton to caffeinate yourself for studying!
In other exciting news, we’re now offering coffee and espresso roasted by New Harvest Coffee in Pawtucket, RI. We will be featuring a range of drip coffees from them this week, from all around the globe. This new partnership has opened a lot of opportunities for the cafe and coffee at Wesleyan – look forward to all sorts of awesome things from us next year.
Jessica Katzen ’16, Ally Ruchman ’16 and Alessandra Cervera ’16 shout:
Stressed Out about finals? Want to discuss healthy and unhealthy
Come join us at Well-Being House on Wednesday, May 1st from 7 to 8 for
a short facilitation about dealing with stress. There will be an
interesting discussion and some healthy snacks!
Hope to see you there.
Date: May 1, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Well-Being House, 250 Court Street
High blood pressure free