Posts Tagged ‘Finals Week’

Finals Week at Cogswell College

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Sketch by Daniela Panigada Cook found at: dpc-design.com/2012/05/04/sad-pencil-is-it-over-yet/

The last week of school is upon us and as such, many students find themselves with work piling on top of work and increasing levels of stress. With five classes this semester and a job to stay on top of, I have no shortage of tasks to complete and deadlines to meet. Luckily, I’ve already completed one class for the semester… no class next week for Drawing For Animation! For me, this means one last project in Perspective and Rendering (Daytime/Night time building), a last essay in Ethics class, a group performance in Acting for Animation, and one last project in Video Editing, the Experimental.

To say it was an easy semester would be a lie; this semester was, by far, the most challenging for me so far. With 2 project classes – both with heavy workloads – I had my work cut out for me. But I’ve managed to stay afloat! That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this semester however. It’s been one of the most gratifying few months of my scholarly career yet.

Walking through the halls of the school I see evidence of finals taking their tolls on the students. People scrambling to finish last projects, a spike in coffee intake, and more than a handful of people napping all around the campus. I’ve already pulled one or two all-nighters, but I’m sure I’m not the only one. Finals week is almost here, and while I had a great semester overall, I can’t wait for Winter Break!

Juan Rubio
DAA 3D Animation Student

FESTIVUS – a holiday for the rest of us!

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Cogswell students are invited to join ASB for our first annual Festivus celebration!

When: December 14
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Dragon’s Den at Cogswell College

What, you ask, is Festivus?

It’s for the student who “reserves the right to celebrate a made-up holiday.” Basically it’s a chance to get together with your fellow students and relax after the grueling finals week.

What will happen during Festivus?
Potluck – everyone is encouraged to bring a delicious treat. Pizza and Festivus bagels will be provided.

Airing of Grievances – you get to tell the ones you love how they have disappointed you over the past year (but make it fun – so it’s all in jest and no feelings hurt!)

Feats of Strength – Show how macho (what’s the female version?) you are and challenge the event organizer to an arm wrestling match. Mats may be provided.

Raffle – at the end of the event, everyone who attended will be eligible to win an – as yet to be determined – fabulous prize.

Come and join us and most of all celebrate the end of finals!!

Finals almost over for Cogswell students!

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The LAST week of the semester is officially halfway over!  Cogswell students are pushing through, I for one, am one of those souls. Fortunately, I finished with finals  on Wednesday, but I fell victim to whatever cold/flu bug is making its rounds days before.  It seems the most common form of Cogswell student during the last days of the semester is someone who is stressed and sick, yet still soldiering on to conquer all that finals are serving up.  There is a light at the end of the semester tunnel, a long and glorious winter break where no student has any worries or academic obligations until January.

Can you hear it?  Listen closely and you can hear the sweet sounds of victory as each Cogswell Digital Art and Animation student turns in their last sketch, illustration, 3d model, or animation final.  Cogswell Digital Audio students are completing their last sight-singing test, final mix of a song, or last moment to show their music theory prowess.  Cogswell Engineering students are writing the last algorithms to their codes and debugging the heck out of it.  Cogswell Entrepreneurship students are laying down the groundwork to begin their student ventures in the spring.  Busy bees they are, and it will all be worth it once grades are posted and those who have persevered find that they did not do it in vain.

Most classes are finished by Friday, but Saturday is the very last day of the semester and a couple of classes are going to be held, but it is definitely freedom after that.  Meanwhile, for those finished by Friday, the ASB is sponsoring a movie night!  Cogswell students will be able to see Tron: Legacy for free on Friday night!  To qualify, though, one had to put their John Hancock on the list outside of the Cogswell ASB office.

-Rachel