Taking a break at the Mental Health Event


Amy Martin

Students were able to take a handful of free MSU merch, as well as participate in activities like making a DIY lip scrub and coloring.

Amy Martin, Features Editor

On Wednesday, April 7, the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) hosted a Mental Health Event as a part of the organization’s Stay Woke Week. Students were able to take a break from working online all day and hang out with friends while participating in a variety of activities.

It is important for students to look after their mental health and this event aimed to help ease some of the stress from students’ busy lives.

From 8 to 10 p.m., students gathered in the Global Heritage Hall Atrium. After signing in, they were welcome to take any of the free items displayed on the front table, including MSU pins, stickers, cups, AirPods cases and more. There were also shirts available for purchase, as well as wrapped food available to eat.

Students could then roam around the room to the different stations that were set up. On one side of the room, students could make DIY lip scrubs and stress balls with the help of MSU members.

On the other side, students could grab a jigsaw puzzle set and solve it on one of the empty tables or take a board game to play with their friends. They could also borrow colored pencils to fill in a coloring page of their choice.

If students did not want to stay long, they were also allowed to take materials back with them to their residence halls.

With midterms happening, it is more important than ever for students to take a break. Stepping away from the computer and leaving the room can make a difference in one’s mental health. Especially with the weather getting warmer, students should take advantage of sunny days by going outside and getting fresh air.