The hustle and bustle is growing in the Lakeshore Commons Library as Humber students are facing the end of the year crunch. Cramming between classes to study and finish final projects is stressful, as students find time is fading with three weeks left in the semester.
“Students are louder and in a hurry. They do not give themselves adequate time to print and finish assignments, which creates stress. As the school term is wrapping up for the summer students forget that it gets busier and what usually takes five minutes to print now takes twenty minutes,” says Lakeshore Commons library technician Denise Rooney.
William Benain , a police foundations student at Lakeshore, says he is easing into the idea of writing final exams. As a first year student, he says his college classes are not so different from his high school classes.
“I’m happy my first year is coming to an end, but I’m nervous and anxious which makes me procrastinate,” he says.
Benain’s classmate Camila Albin says she is also feeling the pressure of the final assignments and exams.
“I feel really good about finishing my first year, but I am very stressed. I have not even started studying, because I am focusing on finishing my last assignments,” Albin says.
Depending on which program students are in the end of the school year the stresses are different. Some stress about final exams, and others stress about final projects. Many programs at Humber College are hands-on, creating more stress on final projects rather than final exams. Most students have final exams for their elective courses, but may not have final exams in their other courses.
Sitting at a table in the Lakeshore cafeteria with a textbook in front of him, Jacob Klukowski, a second-year student in the community and justice services program, says, “I am not stressed. I try to be on top of everything, taking any time I can to study.”
Klukowski’s study buddy in the CJS program, Leidy Cifuentes, says she does not feel the same.
“I am really, really, really, stressed out to the max. I’m so stressed that I have avoided studying. I can’t wait for summer break to come,” Cifuentes says.
And some students, like second-year E-business student Anmar Atiya is looking forward to what comes after the semester ends.
“I’m trying not to think much about it. I’m waiting for summer, the hard part is basically done, I’m just working on finishing a big project,” says Atiya.