For once its quite around campus as the library fills up and people barricade themselves in their rooms to finish all of the things they have put off for the last 10 weeks. Finals start next week and everyone is trying to finish that one last paper. Its peaceful... if you aren't completely stressed and horrified at the amount of work you have to do.
I bought some holiday tea yesterday to celebrate the occasion and give us motivation to focus and push through these last few days. My roommates even decorated - we have a felt christmas calendar on our door. It's a tree and an interactive advent all in one.
Today I will bring my tea to class and day dream about what it will be like to drink it at home, surrounded by family and friends with all of my papers and homework for the quarter burning in the fireplace (not really, I will dutifully recycle them).
To all of the other college students out there, don't forget to take a break every once and a while. We can do it. Just think, in a few weeks your life is going to be so much better.