December means all kinds of different things for a Point University student. First and foremost, it means Christmas! It’s a time where we can celebrate the birth of our risen Savior. It means the annual Christmas choir concerts and other Christmas events. It also means beautiful decorations all over campus and the entire West Point area. It means the amazing and always well anticipated Christmas break. But, before Christmas break can come, us Point students have to get through one very important week: FINALS WEEK.
Finals week can be the single most stressful week of the semester. It’s full of all- nighters and multiple coffee runs. Students spend hours preparing for these exams which can often make a huge difference in our final grades. Some students are preparing for graduation which can add even more stress onto this week! Finals week can include a couple of fun things as well. Our Campus Activities Board (CAB) organizes something they call “Finals Frenzies”. The Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of finals week they hosted events to help decrease stress, offer some time for study breaks, and provide snacks for our studying! Some of our events include Midnight Breakfast, game night, pictures with Santa, and cookies and hot chocolate in the Point Living Community Clubhouse.
Christmas time is often called the most wonderful time of the year, but to a college student it is the busiest! We know and are taught that Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. It’s a time to rejoice and be grateful that we were given such an incredible gift: the birth of Jesus. Often times it is so easy to forget that. We get so wrapped up in our final exams that we forget what a wonderful time of the year it really is. I know that during this time of the year I can get so busy that I forget to stop and think about that. I forget to stop and take it all in.
At the end of the day, finals do not last forever, (thank God for that!) but the birth of Jesus -- that is eternal. That will forever be something to celebrate. This holiday season, make sure you take the time to remember that! Spend time with your families and celebrate the savior.
“For to us a child is born, unto us a son is given. He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father and Price of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6-7