By Kaithlyn villanueva | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: How are you feeling since finals are coming up?

Angela Acoba
Age: 22
Hometown: Kalihi
Major: Radiology Technologist

“I’m a little bit stressed, but you know you just got to push yourself and finish strong.”

Aileen Tabuso
Age: 19
Hometown: Kaimukī
Major: Liberal Arts

“I am feeling overwhelmed. Of course it’s the normal feeling. I’m also feeling like I have to use my time a little bit more wisely because the number of things I have to do is so different. I’m taking Art right now so I have to do a painting. I know for another final I have to do an essay, which is both time consuming. Some finals will take longer. I know the painting will take longer, and vice versa, but overall even though this is my third semester, it never gets easier. Just don’t be discouraged by finals week and whatnot because eventually we will all get through it. Just remember to have time management and to also take breaks.” 

Alex Miyashilo
Age: 20
Hometown: Kaimukī
Major: Culinary Arts

“It’s a little more stressful than the other weeks when you have an exam because obviously, the final exam will be worth a lot of points and there are more exams before you have to take the final exams on the final days. Like there is some part where you have to take like the certification exams and some classes they take the practical exam all in the same week. [It] builds up and adds a bit more pressure.”

Lenard Cabero 
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Electrical Engineering

 “Probably stressed trying to get through all my classes within the past week trying to get finals and passing them.” 

Shariadel Laforteza
Age: 21
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Liberal Arts

“Very stressed right now. Homework-wise [it’s] pretty okay for me, mainly just studying for all the exams.”