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What Stress?


What do puppies, stress balls and breakfast have in common? They’re all part of Hofstra’s efforts to help students get through finals week.

A common final exams survival tip is to “take a study break,” and Stress Busters helps students do just that. Starting tomorrow the Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness, in collaboration with the Student Government Association, Hofstra Dining and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, has organized a variety of stress-busting events to help keep students sharp and relaxed.

Stress Busters has students covered with everything from arts and crafts to snacks, games and meditation tips. With at least five activities throughout each day, there’s something for everyone.

“I love how my school cares about our well-being,” said senior marketing major Joseph Marrone. “My favorite Stress Buster is when they bring in therapy dogs for students.”

The finals week tradition will start on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Student Center Atrium with “Lucky Exam Pens!” Among the other popular activities is Dog Therapy, which will be at 1 p.m. in Student Center 207, followed by Late Night Breakfast at 10 p.m. in the Student Center Main Dining Room. Stress Busters will go all the way through Tuesday, Dec. 20, ending with Mindfulness Meditation at 4 p.m. in the Saltzman Center.

For a complete list of Stress Busters, visit


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