Fresh Company recently held a stress relief seminar called “Keeping a Balance.”
Paint filled balloons of different colors were there, along with a white canvas. The instructions were to throw a balloon and state the problem or stress that was being released.
Once the balloon hit the white canvas with the variety of colored paint, it revealed a vibrant outcome — art.
“I enjoyed the stress relief event,” said Adam Wright, a junior criminal justice major from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“I like how I was able to throw paint-filled balloons at the canvas and see the different colors come alive.”
Fresh Company, a student organization on campus, knew with the semester quickly coming to an end, that a stress relief event was right on time. It was held on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 19.
Being a college student, stress plays a big part in your life. For example, students stressing over research papers, homework, teachers, and much more.
The stress can be unbearable is you don’t find ways to release it.
“The stress relief was something that very needed,” said Jamika Jones, a junior business major from St. Andrew, Jamaica.
“It’s hard to find ways to relieve stress without being destructive to yourself or others, so I thought the event was pretty neat and a creative alternative to relieving stress.”
Kayla McClellan appreciated the event.
“It was very creative. It was a very good idea,” said history major from Kansas City, Missouri.
“I never thought to do that before, and I would definitely do it again,” said McClellan, who is expected to graduate this semester..
Jones said the event worked perfectly for her because she is artistic.
“Seeing the results on the canvas with the paint from the balloons was the icing on the cake,” she said .
Wright said he initially had reservations about attending the event.
“At first I thought it would be boring and girly, but it turned out to be pretty cool,” he said.