Exam survival guide

Right about now, you might be wondering how exactly you’re going to pull off surviving finals and passing all of your classes with decent grades. All-nighters have become a regular part of your schedule, you’re trying to confirm your Christmas break travel plans, and let’s be honest, you’re down-right exhausted. Lucky for you, Features has put together some tips and tricks to help you ace your exams. You’re welcome.

You’re hungry, and you want something other than Los. Grab some late-night grub to fuel you through your next study grind. 

Jack Straw’s Pizza                                                                Denny’s
221 S. Naperville Road                                                             363 S Schmale Road
Wheaton, IL                                                                            Carol Stream, IL
Monday-Tuesday, 11a.m.-9 p.m.                                           Open 24/7
Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Seven Dwarfs Restaurant                                                     7-Eleven
917 E. Roosevelt Road                                                             326 W Liberty
Wheaton, IL                                                                             Wheaton, IL
Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.                                           Open 24/7

Muldoon’s Irish Pub                                                              Houlihan’s
133 W Front Street                                                                   321 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60187                                                                   Wheaton, IL
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.                                         Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

India Palace Restaurant
242 E Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday-Thursday, 11:30a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

Wok ‘N Fire
120 E Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sure, you could go to Starbucks again. But why not try something a little different to get those study juices flowing?

Walking Distance

Peet’s Coffee & Tea                                                                 Serene Teaz
390 West Front Street,                                                             221 W Front St
Wheaton, IL                                                                               Wheaton, IL
Monday-Friday, 5:30 am-9 pm                                                 Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm

River City Roasters
114 N Main St, Wheaton, IL
Monday-Friday, 7am—8pm

Driving Distance

Panera                                                                                       Blackberry Market
541 Roosevelt Road                                                                   401 N Main St
Glen Ellyn, IL                                                                              Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Monday-Friday, 5:30 am-9 pm                                                   Monday-Friday, 7 am- 7pm

The Corner House
100 W Saint Charles Rd
Lombard, IL
Monday-Friday, 7am-8pm

Café K’Tizo
1915 N Gary Ave,
Wheaton, IL
Monday-Tuesday 7am-5pm, Wednesday-Friday, 7am-9pm

You’re sick of your old playlists, but you don’t have time to make a new one to study to. We’ve got you covered.

“True Blue” by Dirty Beaches
“April’s Song” by Real Estate
“Wait for Love” by Tweedy
“I Will Be Back One Day” by Lord Huron
“Amsterdam” by Daughter
“Beggar in the Morning” by The Barr Brothers
“Mesa, AZ” by Bad Books
“Fake Empire” by The National
“Track Rabbits” by Fruit Bats
“17” by Youth Lagoon
“Down in the Valley” by The Head and The Heart
“3am Spiritual” by Smith Westerns

You’ve been staring at that chemistry book too long. Good thing the SRC has some scheduled activities for you to blow off some steam.

Saturday, December 13th:
Zumba, 11am

Monday, December 15th:
Pilates, 6:15 am
Zumba 4pm
Advanced Yoga, 5:15pm
Yoga, 6:30 pm
Climbing Wall, 8pm

Tuesday, December 16th:
Yoga, 7am
Turbo Kick, 4:15 pm

We get it. You’re exhausted. Keep awake and coherent with the Record’s guide to energy drinks.

Best tasting:
Red Bull is one of the most effective, and offers multiple flavors. It only has 80 mg of caffeine, but it works well. Downside: it’s the most expensive at $2.19 for one can.

Cheapest:
5-Hour Energy – $1 for a small bottle that will keep you energized for, you guessed it, 5 hours! It also has vitamins in it, and is one of the highest concentrations of caffeine at 200 mg. Downside: It tastes like liquid tums.

If you want to be warm:
Coffee. It’s cheap (around $2.00 a cup) , has antioxidants, and is one of the most effective, with 95 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. cup. Downside: Terrible coffee breath.

Coolest color:
Mountain Dew, but it doesn’t really give you energy, just a sugar high, since it has only 54 mg of caffeine in a can.- $1.30 for a 16 oz. bottle.

To look tough:
Monster. The can is hard-core, and there are a lot of flavors. Downside: The taste leaves something to be desired. $4 for two 16 oz. cans with 160mg of caffeine per can.

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