Drinking games to survive finals, holidays at home

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Whether you’re chugging cheap beer in your residence hall or downing shots in your teenage bedroom, here are two drinking games to help retain your sanity these next few weeks.

It’s that time of the year again, whether you’re drinking with your friends and family – or drinking because of them.

The holidays are right around the corner, but before you get to the long-awaited weeks off, you need to get through final exams. Whether you’re chugging cheap beer in your residence hall or downing shots in your teenage bedroom, here are two drinking games to help retain your sanity these next few weeks.

To get through the only thing standing between you and winter break:

Chug a beer…

• When you get a notification under the grades tab in Blackboard
• If your friend snapchats you a picture from Gelman Library on a Friday night while you’re at a party
• Every time you skip class and watch your lecture from bed on Lecture Capture
• When you read a BuzzFeed article instead of studying

Take a shot…

• For every reading you didn’t do this semester
• If you see someone crying in Gelman Library
• Take two if you are the person crying
• If your professor says the final is cumulative
• Take two if you don’t even remember taking the midterm

To get through the holiday hardships:

Take a sip…

• When someone asks about your relationship status during a family meal
• If you’re asked to sit at the kids table
• When someone brings up “Freshman 15” and proceeds to look directly at you
• If your parents are disappointed that your GWorld was empty but haven’t seen how much you spent this semester on booze and a fake ID

Sneak a shot…

• When a family member thinks you want to discuss politics because you go to the 10th most politically active school in the country
• If your grandparents still think you go to Georgetown University
• If your mom says “no one ever helps me”
• If family drama comes up. Then take two shots if you’re somehow dragged into it.
• If your siblings have taken over your room and you’re now homeless

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