deckers ugg How midterm stress affects our appearance
Midterm season is here and apparently, it is here to stay. The perpetual stress, the unending studying, the overly high expectations from professors. All of this has inevitably rubbed off on our sanity, mental clarity, personality and appearance. For many of us, our wardrobe consists solely of UC Berkeley sweats and sneakers, while others strut through campus in their impeccably put together outfits. We have composed a small study of how midterm stress correlates to the appearances of students walking through campuson a daily basis, based upon the hypothesis thatthe appearance of a student is directly and solely related to midterms. Because midterm season is that powerful.
Subject 1: The all nighter, barely alive try hard
We all have seen these students. They are the ones who are wearing sweatpants, sweatshirts, flip flops (or even slippers) and seemingly have not showered or combed their hair in days. They stumble through campus in a daze. They are cramming for their midterms and their stress (and sometimes, scent) is palpable. Beware of these students, however, for they may ruin the class curve or possibly stress you out even more with their evidently heightenedstress.
Subject 2: The impeccably dressed and relaxed
These are the ladies in sundresses, wedges, perfectly curled hair and winged eyeliner and the guys in boat shoes, khakis, ironed button ups and coifed hair. These people are calm and collected, not appearing stressed in the slightest. Maybe they aren’t putting enough time into their studies, maybe they are some of the lucky few done with finals or maybe they are just miracle workers able to juggle both midterm season and looking flawless. Either way, we are jealous of their effortless, put together nature. Please lend some of your tips to the Subject 1’s.
Subject 3: The outfit repeater
You know that girl who wears nothing but the same yoga pants and hoodie? Or the guy who wears the same faded t shirt, wrinkled jeans and sneakers? They are the outfit repeaters. So bogged down with homework and studying, these people just cannot be bothered with wearing something new or original. They have likely run out of clothes and refuse to take the time to do laundry. We mean, why not just wear the same thing all week it’s not like you see most people every day, anyways? These repeaters try harder than the Subject 1’s, but still cannot juggle the midterm season like the Subject 2’s. They are stretched thin and it is noticeable.
Subject 4: The outlandish, mismatched delirious ones
The Subject 4 are the students who walk through campus dressed in who knows what. You can spot these people by hershort shorts, uggs and sweatshirt or by hisgym shorts, flip flops and button down. You don’t understand their wardrobe choices, and neither do they. They are barely surviving this timeof school, and that is evident from their haphazard outfits. Cut these people some slack, though, for they are trying their best.
This is where most people fall, somewhere betweenthe impeccably dressed students and the other fashion victims. These people make a noticeable effort to present themselves well. They shower regularly, keep their clothes clean, wear a variety of outfits and groom accordingly. Butthere is no denying the stress inherent in their dark circles and tired expressions.
Ultimately, most people’s appearances seem to be adversely affected by midterms (some more so than others, for sure). Don’t stress too much about how you look, though. You already have way too much to handle! Good luck with those tests and stay positive.