Finals Week According to Shooter the Fox

HEY MARIST! This semester has been a whirlwind of fun, but now we’re almost done. It feel like justyesterday when I was in the bookstore purchasing my books. Now that it’s finals week, I’m on my way back to sell my books back and get money I can use on Christmas presents for some of my foxy friends. Yup, believe it or not, I’m a pretty smart fox!

I know all of you Marist fans can relate to how tough preparing for finals can be. Here are some ways to recognize that it’s the most wonderful time of the year, or maybe not:

  1. The last week of classes and finals week combine to be a long stretch of studying and not a lot of fun.

      2.    It is the only time of the year when the library is completely full on a Saturday.

      3. When you’re studying in the library, you can’t help but stare at the illuminated Christmas tree by the chapel. The Rockefeller Center tree can’t fox with us!

4.   The Dining Hall and Cabaret are more packed than usual because everyone is trying to use their meal swipes and drain their thrifty accounts

5.   Your study “break” consists of looking at everyone else’s Facebook page and commenting about how hard you’re studying and looking forward to vacation.


I’m really not too worried about finals though. They’re not as scary as people think. You need to have the right mind set for finals week to be successful. I’ve studied hard all semester and have a good grasp on the material. I’m confident that I’ll do as well on my finals as the women’s basketball team does in the MAAC Tournament. However, just like every other student, sometimes I get overwhelmed and when I do, I head to the McCann Center to blow off some steam and work on my fitness. Working out gives me the chance to let go of nervous energy while also giving me the opportunity to think of all the things I need to do before I leave Marist for the month. For example, I need to make sure I check my mailbox in the mail room before I leave.


Once finals are over, I’ll be able to relax a little before going home. I’m looking forward to spending my month off traveling to see different friends and family members. My busy semester of studying and sporting events hasn’t allowed me to keep in touch with @RedFox575. With a month off we should be able to catch up. I can’t travel too far because I have to be in Poughkeepsie to support the Red Foxes on the basketball court! I’m especially excited for the #occupyMcCannCenter game on December 29th to see the Lady Red Foxes take on Kansas State.

Good luck to everyone on their finals. I hope that you enjoy your winter break and spend some time with your family and friends. Can’t wait to see you back on campus ready to go for another semester on campus!

Go Red Foxes!

Shooter the Fox

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