Finals Week At Liberty University

by Elizabeth Dean

Christmas is such a widely celebrated holiday but at universities, the Christmas season is filled with much more than candy canes, hot chocolate, and presents.

At universities, the Christmas season marks the beginning of final exams. For many students, finals means that sanity and motivation runs low. However, Liberty University offers a variety of activities that are meant to relieve stress. Starting on December 10 the Jerry Falwell Library offers a variety of activities such as:

  • Coloring books
  • Cotton candy
  • Kettle corn
  • Therapy dogs
  • Massage chairs

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One of the favorite stress relieving activities is the therapy dogs in the Jerry Falwell Library. “It’s so awesome!” said student Mandi Oppman. The students will stand in line all around the library just to pet a dog for a few minutes as a slight distraction. Also in the library, there are massages which students also highly enjoy.

Christmas Convo is also a big deal in the study break realm. “Christmas Convo is pretty awesome. It was really funny and it was great to relax for a bit,” said Peter James, freshman. Christmas convo is optional for students but many students do not want to miss it. Students sing Christmas songs, watch funny Christmas videos and sketches done by students.

The main stress-relieving event at Liberty University during finals week is Christmas Coffeehouse. Christmas Coffeehouse is a show of different Christmas themed acts and videos done completely by students. It is a time where students can gather, laugh and forget about having to study for finals. Christmas Coffeehouse start at 11:30 p.m. and usually goes until 2 a.m. It is considered one of Liberty’s approved late night events. 

However, several students were conflicted about all the activities to de-stress. Many of them agreed that, even though they wanted to participate in Christmas Coffeehouse and other various activities, they have not been able to. “Coffeehouse and Christmas Convo are big deals so if you don’t go, you feel like you miss a lot. It’s hard to choose between going to those or studying,” said Austin Minuto.

Jerry Falwell and the Provost of Liberty University work hard to make sure that students do not get overwhelmed and overstressed. President Falwell even pays for students to get free kettle corn from venders that come in and set up around campus.

The professors and staff of Liberty genuinely care for the complete wellbeing of students and it truly shows during finals week. Professors will pray with students individually if the student wants and will often have students over to their houses.

Many students take these opportunities that Liberty presents and use them to take a study break. “It really helps take some of the stress off when we get to relax, even if it’s for a few minutes,” said student, Emily Tuzi. These study breaks are proven to help students retain the information that they are studying and help to remember the information longer. Liberty has done their research about the best way to remember information and the best way is to have study breaks in between shorter study sessions. (511)

Liberty University Finals

by Elizabeth Dean

Christmas is such a widely celebrated holiday but at universities, the Christmas season is filled with much more than candy canes, hot chocolate, and presents.

At universities, the Christmas season marks the beginning of final exams. For many students, finals means that sanity and motivation runs low. However, Liberty University offers a variety of activities that are meant to relieve stress. Starting on December 10 the Jerry Falwell Library offers board games, coloring books, cotton candy, therapy dogs and more.

Many students take these opportunities that Liberty presents and use them to take a study break. “It really helps take some of the stress off when we get to relax, even if it’s for a few minutes,” said student, Emily Tuzi.

The main stress-relieving event at Liberty University during finals week is Christmas Coffeehouse. Christmas Coffeehouse is a show of different Christmas themed acts and videos done completely by students. It is a time where students can gather, laugh and forget about having to study for finals. Christmas Coffeehouse start at 11:30 p.m. and usually goes until 2 a.m. It is considered one of Liberty’s approved late night events.

The professors and staff of Liberty genuinely care for the complete wellbeing of students and it truly shows during finals week. Professors will pray with students individually if the student wants and will often have students over to their houses.

Many students take these opportunities that Liberty presents and use them to take a study break. “It really helps take some of the stress off when we get to relax, even if it’s for a few minutes,” said student, Emily Tuzi. These study breaks are proven to help students retain the information that they are studying and help to remember the information longer. Liberty has done their research about the best way to remember information and the best way is to have study breaks in between shorter study sessions. (318)

 

Broadcast Script:

Finals week is an increasingly stressful time for students. Liberty University offers many activities that are to help the students relieve some stress. Christmas convo, Christmas coffeehouse, therapy dogs, cotton candy, and kettle corn are just a few of the things that Liberty offers during this time of stress. Here is one student’s view on these opportunities.

“It’s amazing that Liberty University offers so many things for the students during finals week. It shows that they truly care about the wellbeing of students.”

Liberty University is a unique university that want the best for its students.

 

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