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‘Finals Frenzy’ aims to reduce stress

‘Finals Frenzy’ aims to reduce stress
  • On April 27, 2018

Free cookies, school supplies and five-minute chair massages are just some of the activities being offered on various dates between Monday, April 30 and Monday, May 7 at LCC.

These activities and snacks are a part of “Finals Frenzy.” The end-of-the-semester event is aimed at reducing stress amongst students as they tackle their finals.

The stress-relieving efforts started Thursday, April 19, with the LCC Library hosting the LCC Student Jazz Band at noon. The band played tunes for about an hour, and students were encouraged to take a break to enjoy the live music.

Starting Monday, April 23 and continuing until Monday, May 7, free school supplies are being offered at both the west campus and on the main campus in the Student Life Office, the library and the Cesar Chavez Learning Center.

Monday, April 30 is the start of most of the “Finals Frenzy” events, with free cookie decorating, five-minute chair massages and duct tape art offered at various times throughout the day.

Echo Canaday, a sophomore majoring in linguistics, attended a cookie decorating event last year.

“The cookie (decorating) is really fun if you have a group of people,” Canaday said. “Last year I did go with my poetry class, and being able to hang out together like that, even for just five minutes between classes, is really helpful with stress.”

The other days between April 30 and May 7 will bring a variety of events on different days and at different times.

These free events include therapy dogs to pet, making tie blankets for shelter dogs, a vision board workshop, and a “Spin to Win” spirit day.

Some of the free snacks being offered include ice cream, coffee, popcorn, oatmeal raisin cookies and truffles.

Destiny Dewey, a third-year education student, shared her thoughts on the events.

“It sounds like LCC cares about their students and I think (the events) will be beneficial,” Dewey said. “I’m interested in the therapy dogs; definitely here for dogs, but I would try out the other ones too.”

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