Alternatives to studying for finals

Sleep doesn’t matter during dead week.

Abbigail Epperson

Dead week is the perfect time to study for finals and catch up on any studying for the rest of the semester. This week will probably be filled with long hours and even longer nights spent guzzling coffee and trying to remember every bit of information you were supposed to have learned since August. You may be thinking to yourself, “Wow, there are so many other things I wish I was doing right now.” Here are just a few possibilities of things you would rather be doing than studying for finals.

1. Climbing Mount Everest

2. Finding a cure for the common cold

3. Baking enough food to feed every starving child in the world

4. Discovering just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop

5. Building a six story human pyramid

6. Trying to find the lost city of Atlantis

7. Breaking the world record for most time slept in one week

8. Climbing mount Everest again

9 . Becoming an ordained minister (Priest, rabbi, or any other religious clergy would also work)

10. Writing a five novel series

11. Checking every closet on campus for Narnia

12. Following Forrest Gump’s footsteps and just run across the country

13. Eating an entire Christmas feast by yourself

14. Planting a whole forrest

15. Learning how to translate hieroglyphics

16. Finding Waldo

17. Saying hi to all 36,000 other students at Iowa State

18. Breaking bad

19. Learning how to clone yourself

20. Repainting every building in campus town

21. Taking off on a five year mission to boldly go where no one has gone before

22. Competing in the international cow milking contest in Wisconsin

23. Following around a random family at Disney World

24. Binge watching every series on Netflix

25. Anything in the world that does not involve studying for finals