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Finals Frenzy relieves stress

Finals Frenzy relieves stress

Jaimie Bozack
Staff Writer

The last few weeks of the fall semester can be stressful for students.

It is the time of the year where students spend much of their time preparing for finals, getting little amounts of sleep, drinking coffee, and nervously awaiting end-of-semester grades.

Finals Frenzy is an LCC event aimed at helping students relieve stress Dec. 1 through 12 in the TLC Library and the Gannon Building. It is hosted by the LCC Library and Student Life.

Library Communications Manager Victoria Meadows said Finals Frenzy is designed to give students a chance to relax and take a break from studies by providing fun activities.

“There has been a lot of good response from students,” Meadows said. “Last year … several thousand students came through and we’re expecting that number again this year.”

Finals Frenzy began in fall of 2013, but this is the first year the library has partnered with Student Life.

“We partnered with Student Life so that Finals Frenzy could be spread out more across campus,” Meadows said. “They have helped us get more students coming in.”

Finals Frenzy provides fun activities to take students’ minds off the exams during the whole week of finals.

The activities include cookie decorating, reindeer and therapy dogs on campus, Lego building, open gym and free fitness passes to the LCC fitness center.

Finals Frenzy will also help cure student appetites by provided free grab-and-go snacks, coffee, cocoa and more.

Meadows said she is most excited for the reindeer which will be on campus Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Washington Square Mall, between the Gannon and A & S buildings.

“Animals are proven to reduce stress levels and bring positive-ness to people,” Meadows said. “Reindeer on campus is providing extra support for students when they are likely stressed out.”

LCC student Chaz Erins said he is excited to participate in the activities.

“Finals Frenzy is a great event,” Erins said. “I can take a break knowing there will be something to do around campus at any time during the next couple weeks.”

According to LCC student Kayla Gunther Finals Frenzy has helped her in the past.

“Last year I was looking for something to relieve me from the stress of my first exams in college and Finals Frenzy did that,” Gunther said. “It makes what is supposed to be a stressful week a great week.”

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