by Kianna McCalla, contributor

You don’t have to be a psychologist to know that stress levels in college students have reached a new high. The truly unfortunate thing is that those levels will, most likely, keep rising. How can a college student stay level-headed and calm during their educational career? Luckily, SCAD is working to find ways to help its student body.

Karen Adkins, a counselor and disability specialist in CS3, is one of the people in charge of What a Relief, an event that happens twice every quarter to remind students that taking care of themselves matters. What a Relief is sponsored by Resident Life, SCOPE, and CS3.

The event is one big stress relief party. There will be a meditation room, a drum circle, Wii games, dancing and karaoke. There might even be aura readings and the counseling department is working on getting a massage therapist. But it won’t just be fun and games. What a Relief also informs students about the importance of healthcare. Stress relief screenings and an educational piece are another component. Attends can learn about healthcare and wellness and the importance of taking care of oneself. What also makes What a Relief is a student led event that adjusts every year to any new stresses of life in college.

There are two chances to attend What a Relief: Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. or Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information regarding this event email: atlcounseling@scad.ed