Twas the Week Before Finals: A Photoblog

Megan Conley, Assistant Editor

 The Student Services Department's tree brings the Christmas spirit.

The Student Services Department's tree brings the Christmas spirit.

 Chinquapin 12 decorated their house to display their Christmas cheer.

Chinquapin 12 decorated their house to display their Christmas cheer.

 Elizabeth Kirkland, Kady Floyd, Hayden Harris, Emily Brown and Sarah Flook enjoying the free coffee and music at the STUDio Coffehouse

Elizabeth Kirkland, Kady Floyd, Hayden Harris, Emily Brown and Sarah Flook enjoying the free coffee and music at the STUDio Coffehouse

 Students preparing to perform and rehearsing for the coffeehouse

Students preparing to perform and rehearsing for the coffeehouse

 David Wells, Michael Grubbs, Jeremy Schultz and Will Gouber show their festive spirit

David Wells, Michael Grubbs, Jeremy Schultz and Will Gouber show their festive spirit

 Activities Staff hosts a STUDio Coffeehouse on Wednesday night before exams begin.

Activities Staff hosts a STUDio Coffeehouse on Wednesday night before exams begin.

 Emily Hambrick and Christal Potter soaking up the music and Christmas cheer.

Emily Hambrick and Christal Potter soaking up the music and Christmas cheer.

 Emilie Russ, Caroline Cappell and Sarah Flook having a break from classes on Wednesday night.

Emilie Russ, Caroline Cappell and Sarah Flook having a break from classes on Wednesday night.

 NGU Activities Staff perform their own rendition of a Christmas classic.

NGU Activities Staff perform their own rendition of a Christmas classic.

 Kady Floyd and Kate Welkner share smiles before finals begin.

Kady Floyd and Kate Welkner share smiles before finals begin.

 Olivia Hayes, Rebecca Watson and Siera Blackbird showing off their "Ugly Christmas sweaters" during the coffeehouse.

Olivia Hayes, Rebecca Watson and Siera Blackbird showing off their "Ugly Christmas sweaters" during the coffeehouse.

 J.G. Faulk, Dominique Richardson, Cameron Ward, Macy McDonald, Chaffee Thompson and Faith Rodgers looking festive on Wednesday night.

J.G. Faulk, Dominique Richardson, Cameron Ward, Macy McDonald, Chaffee Thompson and Faith Rodgers looking festive on Wednesday night.

 Gabe Herndon saying a prayer before performing a powerful spoken word.

Gabe Herndon saying a prayer before performing a powerful spoken word.

 Students wait anxiously for the puppies on campus.

Students wait anxiously for the puppies on campus.

 Nothing makes students more eager to stand in line than dogs. 

Nothing makes students more eager to stand in line than dogs. 

 Emma Cross shares a laugh and enjoys the dogs on campus.

Emma Cross shares a laugh and enjoys the dogs on campus.

 A group of students finding relief during this stressful week.

A group of students finding relief during this stressful week.

 Who's enjoying this petting more, the students or the dog?

Who's enjoying this petting more, the students or the dog?

 Jeremy Schultz, a Resident Assistant, takes students' dirty dishes during the late night breakfast on Thursday.

Jeremy Schultz, a Resident Assistant, takes students' dirty dishes during the late night breakfast on Thursday.

 Allie Toy and Ashley Valencia waiting in line for pancakes on Thursday.

Allie Toy and Ashley Valencia waiting in line for pancakes on Thursday.

 NGU Interim President Randall Pannell gets behind the grill to serve students pancakes during the late night breakfast.

NGU Interim President Randall Pannell gets behind the grill to serve students pancakes during the late night breakfast.

 Abby Batson and Ashley Silvey enjoy the grits and pancakes before exams begin.

Abby Batson and Ashley Silvey enjoy the grits and pancakes before exams begin.

 Spencer Willoughby, Sierra Parks, Savannah James and Alyssa Burnham are all smiles after a delicious meal.

Spencer Willoughby, Sierra Parks, Savannah James and Alyssa Burnham are all smiles after a delicious meal.

 Tanner Wilson and Victoria Vazquez share a hug on Thursday night.

Tanner Wilson and Victoria Vazquez share a hug on Thursday night.

 Derek Gahman and Josiah Wright studying and chatting in preparation for finals.

Derek Gahman and Josiah Wright studying and chatting in preparation for finals.

 Bailey Stewart, Jori Edgington, Jessie Prescott and Rachel Wade are ready to take on exams after enjoying the pancakes and breakfast.

Bailey Stewart, Jori Edgington, Jessie Prescott and Rachel Wade are ready to take on exams after enjoying the pancakes and breakfast.