The Connector
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College is no laughing matter. In fact, it can be extremely stressful. We know well enough that classes, exams and projects can be difficult to balance with rest, relaxation and friends. Midterms are just around the corner and that can add quite a bit of pressure to school life. But, luckily, there’s a solution that can help students ease the mental and emotional pains of stress! That’s the What a Relief event, sponsored by CS3 and S.C.O.P.E.

The What a Relief event is planned for Thursday, April 17 at the ACA House from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., and it’s an event that students won’t want to miss.

There are many ways that students can de-stress, whether it’s at home, in the comfort of their dorm rooms or through other such extracurricular activities. So, why is What a Relief something that students should get involved in? Karen Adkins, counselor and disability services specialist of CS3, explains that, “Midterms can be a very stressful time for students. What a Relief is an opportunity for students to explore healthy ways of managing stress so they can perform at their best for finals.”

Who wouldn’t love to take advantage of something so helpful? This quarter, CS3 and S.C.O.P.E. have planned for games, stress relieving activities and stress screenings. Students will have the chance to experience ways to de-stress for upcoming midterms. These techniques can be held onto for future uses in other stressful endeavors. What a Relief is held twice a year, around midterms during the Fall and Spring quarters. So if students don’t have the chance to attend this spring’s event, there will be another opportunity for the upcoming Fall quarter.

CS3 and S.C.O.P.E are here for the students, and What a Relief is a fine example of some of the events that are planned to help try and make the lives of busy SCAD students just a little bit easier. The event changes slightly from year to year. Therefore, if you’re a student who attends and thinks of something that would be a great addition to the event, be sure to let CS3 and S.C.O.P.E. know! You can give feedback on the event, or just contact them to find out more information by sending an email to

Don’t miss out! Attend the event so you can breathe a sigh, take a load off and just think to yourself, “What a relief!”