Finals are wrapping up. There’s today, and then one day more, tomorrow. Because it is coming down to the wire, and students must be getting tired and weary, I was trying to think of motivational or humorous pop culture pick me ups.
Here’s what came to mind. Sure, they don’t directly correlate to finals. But they are about being in a tough spot, being strong to face a challenge (even one that seems overwheming), or just about persevering through adversity.
Some of these are probably a lot younger than our students and I am showing my age. But it’s Friday and let’s have a little fun.
One Day More – from Les Miserables
Bluto’s speech from Animal House (warning, mildly NSFW language)
Aragorn’s speech at the Black Gate – from Lord of the Rings
They will never take our freedom – from Braveheart
[a very grainy] Stay Alive – from Last of the Mohicans
So dig in, Deacs! Finish strong. You’re smart and talented and prepared and you are going to ROCK your finals! Do your best and let it rest, and then let the comforts of home and family recharge your batteries during the winter break.
— by Betsy Chapman