Over the course of finals week students typically have two goals: finish exams and maintain sanity. It is time to pull a week-long all-nighter and cram in the last bit of work and studying we can.
Studying hard can work up an appetite, and after two years since its last appearance, Res Life brought back the Late Night Breakfast held on Dec. 9.
According to Resident Advisor Bryan Shupe, the idea behind the event is to give the students an opportunity to take a break from studying.
“Even if they can only stay for a short while, at least they are able to enjoy something about their last week of the semester rather than it being consumed with strictly studying,” Shupe said.
Additionally, according to Shupe, the event is meant to give students the energy to carry on with preparing for finals.
The Late Night Breakfast was fun and entertaining with Mr. and Mrs. Balport performing, the Calleja family singing Christmas songs, and Karen Nishie’s comedy, according to SGA President, Joe Contreras.
The event had a great turn out according to senior, Matthew Mullins. The Late Night Breakfast was missed during its two-year hiatus.
“It’s such a good stress reliever and break from studying for finals. Everyone missed it when it didn’t happen last year,” Mullins said.
Junior Christen Ganotise enjoyed the fact that even as a commuter, she felt included at the Late Night Breakfast.
“I enjoyed seeing the staff, and even our own President Beals, serving us students. I also had the chance to sign the Caf wall which was a bittersweet moment,” Ganotise said.
Senior Emily Howard shared a similar experience at the Late Night Breakfast.
“Residents were encouraged to send free Christmas grams and to sign the Caf wall before it’s demolished. It was a great way to kick off finals week and to start the week of an ending,” Howard said.
According to senior Lauren Pohl, the breakfast was something necessary to have.
“I went to the Late Night Breakfast because I remember midnight breakfast and want to see the tradition carried on,” Pohl said.
The event offered a time to relax, eat, and fellowship amidst the stress of finals week. It is also a time to be able to spend Christmas with friends before the end of the semester.
“It allows us to celebrate Christmas together before winter break. It is always good to share food and smiles with others before the most stressful time of our semester,” Contreras said.