By Marco Leon | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: Besides studying, what is your routine/ritual before an exam?

Ryan Luce
Age: 26
Hometown: Kailua, Hawaiʻi
Major: Biotechnology

“The closest thing I have to a ritual would just be making sure that I have coffee with me when I go into the exam. Probably also to make sure I’ve had a full meal, but it’s important not coming out of a big meal. It has to be like maybe two hours before, so i’m not hungry. I’ve got the carbs in there, I have the energy but i’m not sluggish.”

Kayli Ching
Age: 21
Hometown: Salt Lake, Hawaiʻi
Major: Global Enviromental Science

“Well, I usually go and get a pastry, or a heavy carb thing. Like this morning I had a french bread with butter. So I’ll always have a starchy food in the morning and a cup of coffee. Then I’ll have another cup of coffee during the exam. I didn’t have the second cup today, maybe that’s why I don’t feel good about my exam today.”

Arron Pacheco
Age: 34
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Biomedical Engineering

“I go to bed early.”

Ellen Noh
Age: 39
Hometown: Virginia, USA
Major: Elementary Education

“I get a good nights rest. Kinda do a quick review before my exam and pray.”

Valen Inaura
Age: 22
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Major: Liberal Arts

“Oh nothing special, but I try to get a goods night rest before if I can if I’m not too busy studying for the exam. If I can I try to get as much sleep as I can so I know that I’m not too tired for the test.”