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Exam-time stress assails campus

By Steve Deckrow
For the Daily
"You get one shot. Two hours and it's
over," said Joe Zawacki, an Engineering
junior. His words sum up about every
exam students take at the University -
exam time is crunch time for everyone.
What makes exams so bad, worse than
even research papers and engineering
design projects? Jessica Beiler, an LSA
junior, said, "If you work hard on a paper
you know you'll do better, but with
exams, you don't know what to expect."
Exam-related stress can be a problem
at the University, as most students have
had hellish weeks. "I felt like every sin-
gle minute of my day was devoted to the

class,' said Beiler about a class she took
last spring. So how can students cope
with the stress of school life without
crawling into a dark hole somewhere?
Being prepared for exams is the best
known cure. Despite its unpopularity,
homework can help. "If you have home-
work that's due, you do it. If not, you just
slack behind," said Scott Matula, an
Engineering junior. He added, "Doing
your homework definitely makes exams
Studying with a group can make work
less monotonous. Even in competitive
fields, people are willing to help each
other out. "You realize your grade
depends on other people, but at the same

Many University students rely on coffee, pictured here at Amer's, to relieve stress.

Author: Robert D. Honigman

time, I think a lot of people concentrate
on the learning aspect of it too,, Zawacki
It always helps to take a nice long
break from studying. Activities that
completely erase any memory of study-
ing are the best. Sleep is a favorite;, as
Business junior Tim Tiberio said, "I like
to take a nice two-hour nap." Tiberio
thought exercise was important also. "I
think it's very important to work out an
hour every other day. It helps clear your
mind," Tiberio said.
Video games or pinball offer an
incredible way to shut off conscious
thought. Matula recommended Pinball
Pete's, saying, "I always go there during
Maison Edwards Tobacconist, in
Nickels Arcade, is another popular place
for a study break. The big band jazz and
smell of cigar smoke provides a nice
change from the library, for some. "I def-
initely see an increase in sales (around
exam times)," said Chuck Ghawi, the
owner of Maison Edwards.
Zawacki said one of his secrets was to
keep his house as a refuge. "You kind of
keep your house as your relax time, and
study at the library. It's always good to
come home and relax;" Zawacki said.
Having the right attitude and state of
mind going into the exam is just as
important as being prepared. "I walk into
every exam with a confident swagger,
like I'm going to kill this exam, and it
doesn't really work, but it makes me feel
better;" explained Matula.
Exams don't have to be frantic, but it
seems they are naturally stressful.
"Exams involve taking everything
you've learned up to that point and com-
pressing it. If it wasn't stressful, then it
wouldn't be important," Zawacki said.
But is the stress that comes with
exams really a necessary evil? Unless
you want to drop out of school and fight
against all of modern society, the answer
is probably yes. If students want to
become productive members of society,
they will just have to put up with exams.
Anybody for a game of pinball?


Entertainment News
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~ Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny
and Cher, and entertainment media
director for the Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation, is peeved
that a new film about homosexual men
living in Nazi Germany has been given
the exclusive "NC-17" rating by the
Motion Picture Association of America.
The film, "Bent," which reportedly fea-
tures scenes of "graphic sexuality" in a
Berlin nightclub, stars Ian McKellen
and is scheduled to open in limited
release in late November, Despite the
recent successes of gay-themed films
like "The Birdcage" and "In & Out," as
well as the much-hyped coming out of
comedian Ellen
DeGeneres earlier
this year, Bono
believes that they
treatment this film i
has received is
indicative of
Hollywood's per- z
sistent lack of
acceptance for on- '
screen homosexu-
~ Viewers who sa.
tuned into their
televisions during
the month of
September weren't
dreaming: Reports
about the death of
Diana, Princess of
Wales, dominated
broadcasts like no
other story in
recent memory. Reuters reports that
From Aug. 30 to Sept. 30, 360 Diana-
related segments appeared on assorted
newsmagazines across the airwaves --
the single show "Extra" featured a
whopping 62 reports (in about half as
many programs). By comparison, only
the ever-compelling story of murdered
tot JonBenet Ramsey has come close:
259 segments about her have been aired
during all of 1997. Whether anyone was
actually watching is another question.
~ Reuters also reports that Actor
Don Cheadle of "Devil in a Blue
Dress" fame is penning a script for a
remake of the classic 1973 blaxploita-
tion flick "Cleopatra Jones," which he
hopes to direct for Warner Bros. in the
near future. The original starred
Tamara Dobson as a tough-as-nails
government agent who battles with
neighborhood drug dealers.
~ And speaking of remakes, People
Magazine Online has received word
that Tina Sinatra, Frank's youngest
child, is pushing to remake "The
Manchurian Candidate," director John
Frankenheimer's controversial 1962
conspiracy film in which her daddy
starred with Angela Lansbury and
Laurence Harvey.
b'~Meruury, Records. has. released. a

CD of live performances from "Late
Night With Conan O'Brien (pictured
below)," which includes Elvis
Costello, Ani DiFranco, David Bowie,
Matthew Sweet and Edwyn Collins.
Not to be outdone, David Letterman
will release, "Live on Letterman:
Music From The Late Show," on
Reprise Records which 'will hit the
streets on Nov 18. Featured artists
include Jerry Garcia and David
Grisman on "Friend of the Devil, Van
Morrison and Sinead O'Connor with
The Chieftans, R.E.M., Lenny
Kravitz, Patti Smith and Dave
Matthews Band.
Oct. 4 was the "National Day of
Conscience," as
thousands of peo-
ple nationwide
marched to protest
U.S. companies
who employ sweat-
shop laborers to
produce their prod-
ucts. According to
Addicted to Noise,
Rage Against the
Machine guitarist
Tom Morello was
to be among the
masses taking to
the streets in L.A.
Rage publicist
Melissa Dragich
said Morello had
chosen to partici-
pate "as a con-
cerned citizen"
regarding such tac-
tics by Disney,
Guess? and Nike, among others.
~ On Nov 25, a 2-disc box set of
musical and acting celebrities lending
their voices to Edgar Allen Poe classics
will go on sale. "Closed on Account of
Rabies" will include readings by Iggy
Pop, the late Jeff Buckley, Deborah
Harry, Christopher Walken and
Gabriel Byrne. The same day, a still-
untitled 4-disc set of William S.
Burroughs readings from 1971-1987
will be released, featuring Burroughs
with friends Patti Smith, Frank Zappa
and Laurie Anderson, reports ATN.
~ Nine Inch Nails and Black
Crowes video director John Reiss is
working on a documentary of "the
evolution of rave and electronic music
culture;' reports ATN. Titled "Better
Living Through Circuitry," the film
traces the genre's beginnings in the
late '70s and early '80s, with artists
such as Kraftwerk, Can and Brian
Eno, but mainly focuses on "the cur-
rently exploding electronica scene."
Interviews with Moby. Aphex Twin,
Sneaker Pimps, The Crystal
Method and Alec Empire of Atari
Teenage Riot are included in the film.
- Compiled by Daily Film Editor
Joshua Rich and Daily Music Editor
Aaron Rennie. The Associated Press
contributed to this report.

a' Week
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your ship is about to set sail, yet
your tardiness could make you
miss the launching.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A stark romantic interest will catch
your attention in the most unpre-
dictable of places. Keep a close
eye out for new faces that won't be
new for very long.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
An uncomfortable living situation will
develop into an even more awkward
friendship as domestic tension rises
this week.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
When life hands you lemons, get rid
of them as soon as possible. You
won't need any more sour additives
to make life this week any rougher.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
An unforeseen challenge will fall
into your busy hands: This will be
the opportunity you have been
Top 10 monies
(for the week of Oct. 3 to Oct. 6)
1. "Kiss the Girls," $13.2 million (1
week in theaters)
2. "Soul Food," $8.4 million (2)
3. "The Peacemaker," $8.2 million, (2)
4. "in & Out," $7.7 million (3)
5. "The Edge," $5 million (2)
6. "L.A. Confidential," $4.7 million (3)
7. "The Game," $2.9 million (4)
8. °U-Turn," $2.7 million (1)
9. "The Full Monty," $2.3 million (8)
10. "Wes Craven Presents
Wishmaster," $1.5 million (3)
Source: The Associated Press
Billboard Top 10 s
(top albums for the week ending
Oct. 11, 1997)
1. Boyz 11 Men, "Evolution" (1
week on chart)
2. Leann Rimes, "You Light Up My
Life" (3)
3. Mariah Carey, "Butterfly" (2)
4. Brooks & Dunn, "The Greatest
Hits Collection" (2)
5. Master P, "Ghetto D" (5)
6. Fleetwood Mac, "The Dance" (6)
7. Busta Rhymes, "When Disaster
Strikes ... " (2)
8. Puff Daddy & The Family, "No
Way Out" (10)
9. Elton John, "The Big Picture" (1)
10. Aqua, "Aquarium" (3)
Source; Billboard Magazine

can Magazine
waiting for to excel in your
and social life. Don't miss it
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your persistence should fins
you what you want this weE
While it may have taken yoi
while to achieve these goal:
be glad that the timing is n
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The powers that be may giv(
hard time this week, but onl
let them. Be prepared for cri
of your work, and remember
is not meant to end your ca(
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Romance suits you well, an
I stellar way for you to expre
suppressed emotion. Maxin
friendship of your partner, 2
you'll see that he or she ap
ates you more than you kn(
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Personal anecdotes that yo
particularly amusing could I
Help Me I
Dear Harlan,
My boyfriend cheated on
love him and want to be with
cannot seem to forgive him.
always argue.
How can I overcome this n
ing attitude?
- Nc
Dear Not forgiven,
It's like driving a car and
having someone give you
the finger. Either you get
angry and retaliate or you
forgive and try to make the
Certainly, cheating and
road rage aren't the same,
but choosing to forgive is a
choice only you can choose
to make.
In response to your letter,
I had an intriguing conversa-
tion with Robert Enright, a p
the University of Wisc
Madison's Department of
Psychology who has been sty:
giveness for more than a doz(
Professor Enright stresses
reconcile, you must first le(,
give. This doesn't mean abso
boyfriend of what he's doi
Rather, this means going tt
process that will allow you to
edge and absorb the anger i7
opening the door for reconci
The forgiving process i
series of steps that can to
months or even years. 1
includes feeling and think
what happened. One stag(
reframing the person who ha
This allows you to objectivel
their background in an attet
cover what possibly prom


Where & When
North Campus Rush
outlet - Pierpont
Commons next to
Little Caesar's on
Thursdays, 11am-
1:30pm (for Thursday
through Wednesday
Central Campus Rush
Outlet - Michigan
Union Ticket Office
on the day of the
event, 9am-5pm
Monday through
Friday (Friday for
weekend events)
What to bring
Just your valid stu-
dent 9Q. There is a
two ticket limit per
student. Tickets are
subject to availability.

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Pruo Part; Before and Beyond
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
TBnu Kaljuste, conductor
Thursday. October 9, 8 p.m.
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tonu Kaljuste, conductor
Saturday, October 11, 8 p.m.
Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
Philippe Herreweghe,
Annette Markert, contralto
Thomas Young, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Sunday. October 12, 4 p.m.

Kappa Alpha Psi
Sigma Chapter
"A Night at the Set VIII"
Talent Show
Friday, October 31, 1997
$150.00 Prize
Auditions throughout October!
For info, contact
J. Alexander Mitchell at
or email:

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