For some students, the week before final exams, known as Dead Week, actually does feel dead. For others, it comes with a slew of group project deadlines, oral presentations, and general anxiety and panic. I was lucky enough to experience the former. My only project was due Monday, and we had been given the whole previous week in class to work on it. It caused me zero stress, and it was great practice for the final exam. Essentially, I killed two birds with one stone. I pursued two grades at the same time (the project and the final), and probably won’t have to put in more than an hour to round out my study time for the final! In case you were wondering, this class is MGMT 231, Business Research Methods. Its only prerequisite is STAT 216, which is seems like every undergraduate at MSU is required to take. So even if you aren’t a business major, you can take this class with minimal schedule shuffling. I was not a fan of statistics, but after taking this class, I am! And if you are a business major, take this class in lieu of STAT 217. You learn so much more, and have 500% more fun in the process. Because of all the free time I’ve had this week, I’ve been able to reflect a little bit on my semester. However, I had anticipated that this free time would be spent outside on the grass, soaking up the sun.
However, these plans feel apart Friday afternoon. I had spent the week enjoying the high 70s and then woke up Friday mornings to inches of snow on the ground, and worse, found that is was sticking to the road! Really, another winter storm? Repulsed by this influx of cold, I decided to boycott winter in late April and wear shorts and Chacos to class. I was happy to find that I was not alone; other students had dressed for summer in protest of the weather.
So Bozeman, this is not a request: Give us back our summer. Don’t give us a repeat of last year. We don’t want slush the day before the semester ends.
Return the warmth to us. Thank you.