Holy crap, everyone seems to be going through it this exam period!
MBW, how awful re: your classmate! That is unimaginably heartbreaking.
VB, glad that your brother is doing better although that must be a terrible shock to happen during 1L finals! I mean, that time is already stressful enough. Also, I'm going to be back in your neck of the woods during New Years!
Chuck, I hope your mom feels better soon. I'm sure she's a tough lady and will bounce back better than ever.
Nav, that totally breaks my heart. I don't know, maybe I'm super sappy, but things with pets make me sad. The other day I was looking up rescue animals for adoption (we're talking about getting a dog), and I read some stories about the dogs on the website that just made me cry.
Hugs and good wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy, and SAFE exam and holiday season!