The sleepless nights, the changing classrooms, and those dang blue books. Sorry to remind everyone of the worst part of going to college (taking final exams), but current and former students might find a newly viral video a little too relatable.
On Friday, Twitter user Ann Mark posted a video of her walking in the University of Texas campus area and describing her first final exam. Mark tells viewers that she showed up to her exam room without a “blue book,” a thin journal of notebook paper used primarily for essays. After acquiring two blue books, she admits she hasn’t been to class in nearly a month and realized she was in the wrong test room. After thinking she found the correct room, she’s told her exam is in another building that shares the same name as one of the auditoriums on campus. She managed to make it to her exam for World Cinema History and wrote an essay about the film “Napoleon Dynamite.”
The video went viral, with more than 100,000 retweets and 300,000 likes on Twitter. She even got a reply from UT-Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, who offered to buy her four years worth of blue books, which typically cost less than a dollar each and are needed a handful of times per academic year.
Twitter users replied to Mark in droves, offering her advice and writing that they’ve had similar experiences.
“Just so you know you’ll have nightmares about this for the next 80 years,” wrote a Twitter user named Mike Obie.
Some tweets even suggested she should become a comedian because her video had people cracking up.
At least winter break is almost here. College is hard, and we’ve all been there one way or another.