Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Procrastination can be productive when done right

By Emily Mias

April 12, 2013

It’s that time of year again, when articles in college newspapers all over the country are starting with, “it’s that time of year again.” The homestretch is approaching and may even already be here for some students. As...

The final stretch

By Hannah Sparks

December 4, 2012

As a journalism major who typically has a pretty easy time during finals week, I see the end of the semester as a great time to do some people watching. People are very interesting to watch when they are stressed out. But the...

Sleep deprivation hurts memory and study habits

By Nancy Pierce

December 8, 2011

It’s that time of year; the library is packed as sleep deprived students strive to make sense of a semester’s worth of material for final examinations. According to Rebecca Spencer, professor of psychology, getting that good night’s sleep may be more important to a succes...

Foods to eat during finals that improve brain function

By Ashley Berger

December 7, 2011

As the semester comes to a close and finals lurk just around the corner, it is conducive to studying habits to eat the best food possible in order to ace tough exams. The brain needs specific nutrients and vitamins to function at its maximum potential. So while ...

Study playlist creates perfect exam cram vibe

By Chris Shores

December 7, 2011

There is a moment that occurs during a late-night study session when the deafening silence – broken only by the typing of keys, the sniffling and coughing of sick and tired collegiate souls, the crinkly of candy bar wrappers and the sl...

De-stress during finals week

By Jeff Mitchell

April 27, 2011

In the sleepless, perhaps Adderall-fueled nights of finals week, it is easy to burn out, completely lose steam or even feel you’re going to have a heart attack. Not only is this mentally and physically damaging, the stress can...