final exams

Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

To give students a brief break from final exams, the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIU-Carbondale welcomed four-legged stress relievers to campus.
The Humane Society of Southern Illinois brought five puppies to the Communications Building courtyard Tuesday for students to cuddle for a couple of hours.

It's final exam week at SIU-Carbondale and soon high school students in the area will be taking their own finals.

For some students that means extra study time trying to catch up on classwork or cramming for a final. That might include pulling an all-nighter - but is that really a good idea when it comes to learning?