I’ve been gone for a few weeks — end-of-semester duties were definitely calling! There were exams to study for and take, presentations to practice, and papers to write. After the last day of classes two Wednesdays ago, we had three days of reading period before exams started (on a Sunday!). There were five days of exams, one slot in the morning and one in the afternoon. My first year was actually the worst because I had three exams for STEM classes back-to-back in the first three slots, the first day and a half. Needless to say, I was pretty wrecked by my last exam (physics!!).