By Kate, age 18, New Hampshire
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Wow. Half the semester is over! I am already picking out classes for the second semester. For me, this semester ends December 8th and it's coming so fast! There's, like, one month left! Anyone else freaking out? College is going by quicker than quick. Which means finals will be soon. I just had midterms!

Midterms did not go over so well. I was caught way off guard. I didn't study for most since I thought they were all open book ... open note ... whatever. And they all were ... except for my Art History midterm. Let's face it, I don't get excited over Art History.

Luckily, though, I had a project earlier in the month that I aced! Yeah! But now, I am fully aware of what finals will be like.

Every school and every class does things differently, I found out. For my journalism class, I got to take it on my computer and it was open note. Of course, for the things I couldn't find, there was Google. Hey, no one said anything about not using the internet!

For my Composition and Rhetoric Class, it was a simple essay, and we were allowed to take it back to our dorms, as long as we passed it in by 9:00. Again, open note, and internet accessible if I needed it. If you're given the opportunity to take a midterm in your dorm room, go for it! Just don't get distracted.

Art History, though, was a standard midterm, in class, with only your brain to use. I guess I got a little carried away with all the other awesome midterms.

The obvious lesson here is: don't let midterms sneak up on you! And don't assume it's all open note. Pay attention and study. I'll remember this for finals!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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