Good evening/morning. It’s midterm season here at Howard University and I can tell you that for the first time in my college career, I am extremely stressed. I’ve never really had to work that hard in school. It all came so naturally to me that I was operating at 50% brainpower most of the time. They say you can learn a lot about a person by the way they perform under pressure. While I understand the sentiment, I can’t help but wonder if there’s more. This is just a random thought, but I feel like you can really tell a person’s character by the way they handle pressure emotionally. There are many people who can perform under pressure, but very little who can retain their social neutrality after the experience. I just think that stopping yourself and thinking about the grand scheme of things will not only help you perform better in any situation, but it’ll also keep you sane.