Students had the chance to relieve stress and relax like a star on Thursday.
Relax like a Star helped students have a fun break from their daily schedules but also helped celebrate Where Stars Are Born homecoming all while helping to raise money for a good cause.
The Activities Program Board (APB) organized the event that took place in the Ceddia Union Building Great Hall.
The event as well as the rest of the events for homecoming week were decided at the general meeting of the APB before homecoming week.
After the event was decided organization included buying the materials needed and having sign-ups for working the event.
Connecting to the homecoming theme of “Where Stars Are Born,” the event was created to put students in a similar situation of the stars.
“You’re supposed to relax like a star. Stars would normally get massages and do similar things while trying to relax. It is a college version of that,” sophomore Kristina Carey said.
To start the event, participants played PLANKO to see which activity they were able to participate in.
Students would either make a stress ball of a color of their choice or an oil diffuser, which had multiple choices of scents.
One could also receive a massage with a dollar donation to the homecoming charity, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
“I really like this event. It is my favorite because it is more interactive with making the stress balls and oil diffusers,” Junior Claudia Prieto.
Prieto also explained how each participant could enter to win two tickets for one of next month’s trips.
The trips varied from one of two bus trips to Washington D.C., or a bus trip to New York City.
Relax Like A Star had a solid number of participants. Many people appeared to enjoy the event and took a step back from all the stress of college and all that is included with it.
Senior Missy Weisser said, “I was stressed out this week and when I saw the event I figured it would be perfect for me. My favorite part was the massage.”
The event was one of many that the APB organized in celebration of homecoming week.
The APB also included a table with free giveaways for those who made the ring toss, which they had at most of the homecoming events.
For more information on homecoming week or to contact the APB visit clubs.ship.edu/apb or clubs.ship.edu/apb/SUHomecoming.
To learn more about the homecoming charity, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter visit nationalmssociety.org.