Academy Chatter: How do you deal with the stress of final exams?

Journalism I students

Nick Wagner, senior: “I blow them off.”

Jett Jaraczewski, senior: “Senior year…LOL.”

Blake Olejniczak, senior: “I eat.”

Olivia Moran, senior: “I use it as an excuse to ‘study’ with friends.”

Carolyn Tressler, senior: “I make a study chart.”

Emma Neumeyer, senior: “I don’t stress too much usually.”

Lili Porter, senior: “I just study a lot and wing it.”

Monica Majeski, senior: “I just study for the important ones and review the other stuff.”

Meghan Vogel, senior: “I don’t.”

Brooke Marshall, senior: “I take a lot of study breaks and eat macaroons.”

Will Motquin, junior: “I usually work out it really helps me get rid of some stress.”

Fernando Yanez, sophomore: “I work out because I feel good.”

Eric Ritchay, sophomore: “I listen to Fetty Wap.”

Tommy Jensen, sophomore: “I play games.”

Avery Lyons, sophomore: “I play Xbox.”

Jon Fry, sophomore: “I just watch Netflix instead of worrying.”

Brian Feng, sophomore: I just BMX instead of studying.”

Alex Ruiz, sophomore: “I just don’t stress out about it.”

Connor Hennigan, sophomore: “I text Eric and play madden.”

Nate Gille, sophomore: “I take a lot of breaks while i’m studying.”

Anna Tristani, junior: “I do not handle the stress of final exams.”

Thomas Shade, junior: “I do well all year so I can get a ‘C’ on some exams and still get an ‘A’ so I only have to study for 2-3 exams.”

Will Motquin, junior: “Working out helps me release stress.”

Miranda Hansen, senior: “To handle the stress of final exams I don’t study and wing it.”

Corinne Meglic, junior: “I tell myself that exams are only a small portion of the overall grade and I make sure I get a lot of sleep.”

Jason Revolinsky, junior: “To handle the stress. I  usually just wing it.”

Hanna Lech, junior: “I cuddle with my cat.”

Mary Zakowski, junior: “I put things into perspective.”

Liam Gerl, junior: “I don’t stress. Stress does me.”

Jon Lemens, junior: “I just balance studying, sleeping, and extras well.”

Alex Steber, junior: “I don’t study.”

Benjamin Lelinski, sophomore: “I take a lot of down time. I try not to be too stressed over finals.”

Lily Schumacher, sophomore: “I draw.”

Lily Brada, sophomore: “I don’t.”

Claire Sievert, sophomore: “I play piano. I find that it is a great stress reliever.”

Maighdlin McHugh,sophomore: “If I get stressed, I step away and listen to music or talk to friends to take my mind off of what I’m doing.”

Hannah Dercks, sophomore: “I take a bath, make or watch a movie, or read. I find those things to be fun and relaxing during the stress of finals.”

Hannah Ciriacks, sophomore: “I know the priorities of my classes and study more for the harder ones.”

Danielle Lippert, sophomore: “I talk to my friends or listen to music to get my mind off of things.”

Jack Flis, sophomore: “Start early and listen to music.”

Olivia Allen, sophomore: “Having fun with friends.”


Maddie Woodward, sophomore: “Look forward to Christmas break.”

Hannah Ciriacks, sophomore: “I know my priorities of each class and I only study for the hard ones.”

Meghan Yakel, sophomore: “I don’t.”

Liz Scott, freshman: “Sleeping a lot.”

Emily Conard, sophomore: “I don’t.”

Allison Rakers, sophomore: “Watch movies.”

Whitney Walczyk, junior: “I try to stay as organized as possible.”

Eliza Stackhouse, sophomore: “I don’t. I completely stress but sometimes I take a break and sit with my dog because she calms me down.”

Abby Anderson, sophomore: “I relax, make an organized plan and start studying early enough. If you prepare enough, there should be no stress.

Molly Schneider, sophomore: “Study. Then they’re not stressful.”

Anna Grzelak, freshman: “I organize myself”

Mary Claire Matthews, freshman: “I try to balance studying and fun.”

Anna Huntley, freshman: “I play soccer and piano.”

Mia Turek, freshman: “I go running.”

Marybeth Healy, freshman: “I try to get away from distractions and study”

Marcellus Thiry, freshman: “Walk, exercise.”

Rebekah Boucher, freshman: “I try to relax, take naps and listen to music.”

Grace Wheeler, freshman: “I cry, just crying all out helps me to feel better.”

Bailee Malcore, freshman: “I am not stressed and honestly I do not get stressed very often”

Abigail Comar, freshman: “I yell out the things I am stressed about.”

Emily Johnson, sophomore: “I take lots of study breaks.”

Lizzie Opichka, sophomore: “I do something active between studying.”

Kaycee Gierczak, sophomore: “I like to sleep.”

Bailee Anders, sophomore: “I text Vinny Pallini.”

Natalie Jacques, freshman: “I will study a lot.”

Jack Allen, sophomore: “I have a cold glass of water.”

Jon Fry, sophomore: “I watch Netflix instead.”

Regan Umentum, sophomore: “Netflix for sure.”

Maggie Miller, sophomore: “I watch Netflix between studying.”

Maddi Reise, junior: “I sleep off my stress.”


April Wang, senior: “Being alive.”

Noah Huntley, junior: “I sleep.”

Quinn Huguet, freshman: “Play the guitar.”

Drew Gunville, freshman: “Drink coffee.”

Zhangchi Tian, junior: “Let it go.”

Lily Brabazon, freshman: “I study to make sure that I’m as prepared as possible.”

Will Roach, junior: “By studying way too much.”

Javier Nisthal, freshman: “Don’t stress about, just do it.”

Kaifeng Tan, junior: “Studying.”

Ben Cao, junior: “Listen to the music.”


Michel Heide, sophomore: “ Eat and sleep.”

Noah Eastman, sophomore: “ I try not to think about it.”

Meghan Yakel, sophomore: “I cry.”

Stephen Scripp, sophomore: “I manage my time and eat and sleep for fun.”

Marie Patz, senior: “I don’t.”

Sierra Windey, senior:  “I manage my time wisely by dividing up my time.”

Andy Lampereur, sophomore: “I suck it up and study.”

Alex Ruiz, sophomore: “I don’t stress about it.”

Logan Lemay,sophomore: “No, I don’t feel stress.”

Sam Schmitz, sophomore: “I manage my time wisely by dividing up subjects and don’t waste time.”   

Ben Cao, junior: “Swimming.”

Anabelle Xiong, junior: “Yoga.”

Caroline Roznik, senior: “Listen to music.”

Kim Lambie, junior: “Go for a drive.”

Aubreigh Pettiford, sophomore: “I play basketball.”

Morgan Schram, sophomore: “I spend time playing baseball with my younger brother.”

Bekah Witte, sophomore: “I play some games. Watch some anime. Cry a little inside. Study.”

Nadine Druan, sophomore: I watch tv, they have bigger problems than me.”

CJ Ledvina, sophomore: “I listen to music.”

Shanelle Steeno, junior: “Going out to eat with friends.”

Hunter Mura, senior: “I play it out with my friends.”

Josh Wiesner, senior: “I listen to music to calm myself down.”

Andrew Quigley, senior: “Usually take longer showers.”

Adam Ronsman, senior: “I don’t get stressed out, I always have a smile in my face.”

Hunter VanDuyse, senior: “I hate school.”

Liam Gerl, junior: “I usually just take a long break till my mom makes me go back to study.”

Will Motquin, junior: “I only study for about 30 min a class so I’m fine.”

Jr Lesatz, senior: “I don’t study so I don’t get stressed out.”

Jake Darling, senior: “I think about stuff. Don’t ask me.”

Jake Elmer, senior:  “Videos.”