Students share their feelings toward the end of the semester, from stress over final exams to relief over the impending summer, to sadness about being apart from campus friends for the next three months.


Final exams are here and this time of year is always bittersweet for many students at Missouri Baptist University, including myself.

It’s bitter because this means there are numerous assignments, exams and presentations due.

There’s a lot of pressure and students are stressing to cram for that last final.

On the other hand, it’s a sweet moment because it is the end of the semester and for many, that means no more homework.

Some students at MBU share their feelings about finals week.

“I’m excited to be done because I’m going on a trip overseas this summer and I’m sad because all my friends are going back home,” said Kelly Barns, a sophomore exercise science major.

Kaitlin Little agreed.

“I’m excited for the semester to be over with because I’m tired of all the assignments. I also want to do a lot of crafting stuff which is hard to do when you have so much homework,” said Little, a sophomore early childhood education major. “I’m sad because I have some really cool classes and there’s a lot of cool people here. It’s unfortunate I won’t get to see all these people over the summer.”

The end of stressful deadlines has Abby Crain breathing easier.

“I can’t wait for it to be over because deadlines are stressful and I have a lot of papers to write this semester. I’m sad because my roommate lives four hours away and most of my other friends don’t live close to me,” said Crain, a freshman English major.

Like many others, I personally am looking forward to being done with homework.

In addition, I also look forward to relaxing some, spending time with my family, going to all my friends’ graduation parties and weddings, being outside and beginning my new internship in St. Louis.

By Hannah Wood

Hannah Wood is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline. She is a senior double majoring in communication studies and public relations. She currently works part-time for MBU Student Activities. After graduating, she plans to pursue a career in event planning. Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working as a nanny.