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Students’ Declassified: Exam Survival Guide

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The month of December is here. While students may be dreaming of sugarplums, Christmas cookies and rare free time, December also brings the nightmare of first semester exams. During the week of Dec. 10-16, students will rush around the halls to find answers to last minute questions and discuss strategies for the ominous free response questions.

Exams put students into a full-on frenzy, as they often prove to be the most difficult class assessments. Sophomore Tatum Connor said that unlike regular tests, exams cover “a lot more material, and studying for them is more time-consuming.”

Well, have no fear, Wesleyan students. After five years of exam experience, we are here to help guide you through the stress and chaos that exams bring. For the optimal studying experience, try the following tips:

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A Glimpse Into Psychology: Uncovering The Truth About Happiness

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    Christian Life Director Greg Lisson holding up the mask of humanity and normal happiness, with the truth existing below the surface. Alayna Fogarty.
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    Senior Alejandra Gleason poses next to the room that makes her happy. Alayna Fogarty.
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    Junior Hannah Sterling holds up a piece of paper indicating what makes her happy. Alayna Fogarty.
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    History teacher Dennis Stromie smiles because he knows the thing that makes him happy. Alayna Fogarty.
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    Senior Ben Connor is pictured holding one of the things that makes him happy. Alayna Fogarty.

Today, happiness is seen as the number of smiles that exist on faces each day. But when the mask is peeled away and the truth remains, happiness is so much more. Regular happiness is temporary, but underneath the smiling mask, one can find the true joy of a human being.

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Deck the Malls: A Black Friday Guide

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As the tail end of November rolls around, students, faculty and parents run frantically around stores trying to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. However, angry mobs of people can make joyful holiday shopping turn into a tragic affair. A series of unfortunate events on Black Friday can be avoided, so continue reading to dodge this misfortune.

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He Said; She Said

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    Juniors Hampton Henderson and Sophie Zetzsche argue over Halloween Parties vs. Trick or Treating in the He Said; She Said. Mckenzie Keeler.

Every year, students are left with the question, “How should I spend my Halloween?” Juniors Hampton Henderson and Sophie Zetzsche narrowed the choices down to Halloween parties and trick or treating in the He Said; She Said.

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Wesleyan Conspiracies: The Startling Truths

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Halloween is coming and with it an oppressive air of terror and apprehension. Not every fright, however, is obvious from the start. Some of the greatest horrors are brought by revelation, and even Wesleyan holds secrets; under the visage of green grass and high test scores lies some of the scariest realities a Wesleyan student can face. Keep Reading

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