96, Issue 98
LAST UPDATED: Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.
Two students love doing it all night long
All-nighters can be long, lonely and incredibly stressful.
This we all know, but what exactly happens during these long cramming sessions and how much work really gets done? The Gazette’s Nicole D’Cruz and Ila Seegobin took up the challenge of pulling an all-nighter for both academic and journalistic purposes. The rule: stay up all night. The catch: actually get some studying, research and/or essay writing done. Everything else is fair game; whatever tactics needed to stay awake are allowed. The only other rule: write a log of the night’s events.
Both writers are experienced in pulling all-nighters. One remained on campus wandering the little-known knooks and crannies or the University Community Centre, smelling people and looking to develop new friendships with the Tim Hortons ladies. The other, more socially unstable of the two writers, tried her hand at an all-night experience in her bedroom — alone. Both stories are tragic and only serve to remind us all that procrastination is like masturbation: it may feel good at first, but in the end you’re just screwing yourself.
Ila Seegobin's all-nighter
7 p.m. I go to my
boyfriend's house in hopes of getting that "I want to leave the house"
feeling out of my system. Mission failed.
Nicole D'Cruz's all-nighter
p.m. It's time for my mixology class, where we learn to mix drinks, and
more importantly, we get to drink them. It's probably not the best way
to start an all-nighter, but I can't miss class.
Doctors say sleep or be stupid
stressed and delirious.
Are students studying right?
are waiting just around the Thames River bend.
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