You've finally figured out your housing group after days of trying to tell that ninth person that you can't live with him. Or, you are that ninth person and you've finally resigned yourself to your singledom. Regardless of the situation, registration is drawing to a close and you realize you probably should go do that... But oh wait. StarRez is down. Back to arguing, I suppose?...
While most undergrads know that there are soon to be some changes to Manhattanville, few know what's really in store. However, all is not lost! Today's paper provides status updates for how Columbia's six planned buildings are progressing. A bigger version of it after the jump. Click below to enlarge....
Whether your style is "cat nap" or "power nap," almost everyone needs some extra winks as exam week approaches. Last year, we talked about how to nap between classes. Now that you got that down pat, let's move on to the etiquette section of naps. I'll take you through some FAQs. more If someone knocks on my door while I'm napping, do I have to answer? This depends on a few factors. If you know the person well, then no, you do not have to answer the door. Groan loudly and mutter something about sleep. Do not answer if knocking persists. If however, you are unsure of the knocker's identity, you should probably get up, or at least try and find out who it is and what he wants. You will regret it forever if it was that cute boy in your calc class who was FINALLY bringing you the notes. How many naps are acceptable per day? This is a tricky question. Normally, one to two naps a day are acceptable. During finals, more naps are acceptable, but it depends on your strategy. If naps exceed one hour, you should probably cap it at three, unless naps are completely replacing a night's sleep. If naps last less than 20 minutes, then just go for it. If people judge you, loudly discuss the amount of work you have. That should shut them up. Napping in class? Eek, an awkward one. In the classes you should be able to nap in, like big lectures, you can usually just not go. But in those you must go to, you generally cannot nap. A horrible paradox, I know. However, there is a way out! If you are very desperate and in a seminar situation, leave the room. Go find a bench, and set your cell phone alarm for seven minutes. Yes, it's a short nap, but it will make you feel better and is far better than being that kid falling asleep and snoring during Dante. I just drank a cup of coffee so I wouldn't fall asleep during class, but I want to take a nap right after. What to do? Next time, don't drink the cup of Joe. Instead, drink something with a slower caffeine burn like a Coke, or try a sugar high. This will allow you to crash sooner and help you when nap time rolls around. Now, go forth and nap! (And make sure to listen to this Beatles nappin' classic as you do it.)...