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How many pancakes does it take to feed students embarking on the first day of final exams? The staff of Student Life and Services marked the start of finals with a predawn breakfast that drew almost 750 students from their bleary-eyed studies. Besides the pancakes, the early-bird diners consumed 600 slices of French toast, 130 pounds of hash-browned potatoes, 55 pounds of bacon, 48 pounds of sausage, and 36 restaurant-sized cans of mixed fruit. Nobody kept track of the gallons of maple, blueberry, and strawberry syrups that were ladled out (see related story).