After a semester's worth of learning, students seek to prove their mastery of course material as they compose major papers and study for exams. Photographer Clay Wegrzynowicz burned the midnight oil himself capturing images throughout a day of Finals Week. Twitter
9 a.m.: Hope Gernert ’19 and Taylor Kowgios ’19 sit at Mojo, sipping coffee. They’re going to the library soon to start their day of writing. Taylor has four papers and no exams (“life of an English major”), but Hope sighs, saying that she has seven papers due as part of a writing portfolio.
10:32 a.m.: At Upper sits a trio of friends, each working on a different task. Devin On ’22 works on a paper while Makaila Wilson ’22 writes on. As a member of the women’s basketball team, she’s happy she only has practice two days a week. “I don’t get time to waste,” she says, noting that if she hadn’t had practice already, she may not be studying at the moment. Koby Achempong ’22 admits he’s been focused on fantasy football.
10:55 a.m.: In the basement of Skillman Library, Kaitlin Nguyen ’19 is busy studying for Extreme Animal Physiology. The bison on the whiteboard is hers; the graphs aren’t.
5:13 p.m.: In one of Skillman Library’s classrooms, the baseball team is staked out, partly studying, partly socializing, and partly resting. Members have inhabited the room continuously since Sunday in order to keep their spot.
10:16 PM: Joe Illuzi ’21 works on a probability assignment, his work extending from board to board.
2:47 a.m.:Kazuki Osawa ’22 is the last one left in the Rothkopf Reading Room. The eerie silence of the dedicated “no talking” room is overburdened by our conversation. “I could talk to myself if I really wanted to,” says Kazuki.
2:59 a.m.: Adina Shrestha ’22, Daphna Fertil ’22, and Miriam Kimani ’22 finally get to go home for the night and rest.