You know it’s midterm season when it’s 8:45 a.m. on a Monday and there’s a line for the test bank with no end in sight.
And you thought the line for the 300 pages of free printing per quarter was bad…
Early this morning inside the Student Activities Center, the line for the test bank had wrapped around the corner and up the stairs onto the second floor.
The Community Programs Office test bank, located on the first floor of SAC, provides students with free copies of previously administered exams in return for an old exam.
Steven Ly, a third-year computer science student, was one of the many students to climb up the stairs and join the end of the line.
Ly, who had come to the test bank to find practice tests for a midterm, said he had never seen the line this long.
He was hoping to get inside the test bank in five to ten minutes.
“You’re not going to make it,” the student in front of him said, much to Ly’s disappointment.
Near the front of the line, Sam Chuang, also a third-year computer science student, said even though he arrived at 8 a.m., he had been waiting for more than 45 minutes.
“The test bank is useful but you have to plan ahead because during midterm season (the line) can get like this,” Chuang said.
With less than 15 minutes left until the start of his 9 a.m. class, Chuang, who has three midterms this week, said he wasn’t sure if he was going to make it to class on time, but that was OK with him.
“This is worth missing class for,” he said.
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