Stressed Out Students Take Study Breaks with Therapy Dogs
Sounds paw-fect. Students all over the country are freaking out about their final exams before winter break, but Tufts University is easing that stress with the help of some furry friends.
Resident Director Michael Bliss brought in therapy dogs for students to play with while taking a break from studying, working on projects, and writing final papers.
"Every college student has stress around finals, and taking a break out from that with something as easy and simple and loving as petting dogs is really helpful," Michael says.
Nineteen-year-old freshman Chloe Wong loves the idea of playing with the pooches and said, "I hope these puppies make me happy and give me a nice break between studying...just cut the studying a little bit."
Other ways schools are combating stress this time of year? Free massages and yoga classes, short dance breaks in the library, and late-night pizza parties. One California school even dropped 10,000 rubber balls from a dorm roof. Awesome!
Does your school have any stress-busting activities? Do you wish they did?