Joshua Phelps, Features Writer

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI–ST. LOUIS – With midterms fast approaching, students looking to curb midterm anxiety got the chance to relieve stress at the eighth annual “Stress Less Fest” held in the Century Rooms on the third floor of the Millennium Student Center.

The event, hosted by Multicultural Student Services, took place on Oct. 2 and featured activities such as Jenga, pottery sculpting, and live caricature art. Massages were given in Century Room C. Additionally, the event also featured a selfie booth, music and food. 

“There’s all kinds of things for students to relax a little bit and come together,” said Rachel Gaglio, academic coach for Multicultural Student Services.

Zachary Smith, sophomore, said the event gave him a chance to get away from the stresses of life in the classroom. “I thought it would be fun to come here and plant cilantro,” he said. “It was fun because it was a [way to] distress.”

“It gives you something to do outside of class,” said Maureen Mohan, senior. 

Multicultural Student Services will be holding their next event titled “Relaxation NOT Frustration” on Oct. 7 in Room 107 of Lucas Hall from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will give students strategies and resources to combat strain and promote personal well-being.