ASB hosts Stress Relief Week

Associated Student Body (ASB) is hosting Stress Relief Week from Monday, Dec. 3, to Friday, Dec. 14.

By incorporating lunchtime activities, ASB is able to help students de-stress and put their minds off of finals.

“I think around this time, students at school really need [a break], especially since sometimes people’s mental health can take a toll. We do push academics a lot,” junior ASB member Francis Gonzalez said. “By having something like [Stress Relief Week], it’s [a] good outlet for students.”

On Monday, Dec. 3, students crafted stress balls. On Tuesday, students participated in a chalk-art session in front of the stage. The next day, students participated in another do-it-yourself activity, in which they created slime and blew bubbles. On Thursday, students brought in their own blankets and pillows and took part in a naptime session. To conclude the first week of Stress Relief Week, ASB provided students with cookies to decorate.

“I think it’s better to not bore anybody with doing the same activities every year,” ASB member sophomore Angela Shimabukuro said. “We’re adding new stuff to excite the students more.”

Starting Monday, Dec. 10, ASB and Athletics Secretary Ave Tauvao will host a line-dancing activity. History teacher Justin Panlilio will lead yoga the following Tuesday. On Wednesday, ASB will prepare a therapy-puppy session. Tauvao will also be leading Zumba on Thursday, and ASB will conclude Stress Relief Week by serving students hot cocoa.

“Stress Relief Week gives me something to do at lunch, and it’s fun to do with your friends,” senior Tyler Huynh said. “My favorite activity is chalk drawing because it allows me to show my creativity.”

To encourage students to participate in Stress Relief Week, ASB is giving away two tickets to a Travis Scott concert. To enter the giveaway, students must post themselves participating in all fourteen days of Stress Relief Week on Instagram. In addition, they must tag @walnuthigh_asb and have their accounts be public. The recipients of the tickets will be announced Friday, Dec. 14.

“Since [ASB] is known to help people around, it’s good that we’re helping students feel less [stressed] for finals,” Shimabukuro said. “I think [the Travis Scott ticket giveaway] was a good addition [because] it’s something that students can be excited for.”

By Andrew Kim, Staff writer
Photo by Jessie Dixon