Students de-stress for finals at ‘Build-a-Bag’ event

The weeks before and after finals are never easy for college students. The two-and-a-half-week period in between Thanksgiving and Winter break has become an infamous time of mental strain for students across the board.

In an attempt to alleviate some of the student body’s distress, Student Association held an event targeted to students who need a little extra help.

The event, which was called “Builda-Bag” was held last Wednesday in the Rotunda. It was part of SVSU’s Mental Health week and was scheduled to last from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.Students at the event had the opportunity to socialize and put together personal self-care stress survival bags for their upcoming exams with their own needs and preferences in mind.

Vincent Ford, third year professional and technical writing major, was one of the event coordinators for many of the different events throughout Mental Health Week.

“I worked with Kari as one of the main planners of Mental Health Week,” Ford said “We bought a bunch of items such as slime, snacks, candy, stress toys, chapstick, and stickers. We allowed students to pick out what they wanted.”

This mid-week event provided students with a fun and unique way of destressing after classes.

The Student Association on Nov. 30 recieved better feedback from the campus community than expected, as the event ended early due to low supplies.

“Overall, we ran out of items very quickly. We’re excited to continue to bring the rest of the even lineup to students,” Ford stated

Kari Brown, second year and visual arts education major, shared her experiences in helping plan the event.

“The Build a Bag event was made to help student’s overall mental health by providing them some free stress-relieving goodies,” Brown said “This event impacted my perspective of what the students here need in order to help their mental health, especially during this time of the term. In addition, it gave me insight on how to improve this event in the future to accommodate the needs of fellow students.”

Mental Health week also featured other events such as an art walk, yoga, and a mental health presentation given in collaboration with Self Love Beauty. Self Love Beauty was this year’s Battle of the Valley benefactor.

Student Association will be tabling outside of the Marketplace from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week.

More information on upcoming Student Association events can be found on Corq. Students may also visit their instagram @SVSU_sa or their facebook @SVSU Student Association to contact the RSO.

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