How to survive dead week: 10 students share their secrets

Last Updated 2 December, 2015

by Alex Reich, class of 2016

The end of November has arrived and with it comes chilly winds, falling leaves and the constant desire for heated seats. This wonderful season is loved by many, as students finally get to break out their scarfs, sweaters and steaming cups of apple cider. However, all these signs also point to the impending end of a semester, which means it’s only a matter of time before the dreaded dead week arrives. Now before you start blaming me for ruining your day, I bring good news too. So hold on to your Ugg boots and Starbucks mocha-latte-breves, because here are the different ways that ten NNU students overcome the troubles of dead week.

Step one: Donate non-vital organ. Step two: Use recovery time to study … or procrastinate. Or, if that isn’t your style, switch majors to philosophy.
—Brent Conrad (pre-med major, class of 2016)

Lots of power naps to compensate for the inevitable and numerous sleepless nights … and lots of coffee!
—Katie Swanson (graphic design major, class of 2016)

"Cry a little, and eat lots of snacks."