The day after classes end and before finals begin is known as a “Study Day” or “Reading Day” at Wentworth. This day is set aside to give students the opportunity to focus solely on studying for their finals. Wentworth realizes that this is a very stressful time for students and plans a number of de-stressing events that students can attend throughout finals. This year the Student Wellness Empowerment Team (S.W.E.E.T) (that I am part of) ran two of these events. First, we made three different flavors of smoothies; Strawberry, Green-Line, and Peanut Butter Banana, and gave them out to students. Also, we brought in puppies which students could play with to relax.
Later in the day, we had another study break event. While this one did not have food, it did have fun activities. We had another puppy which was a hit with everyone. We also brought in someone to give massages. We also had low lights and soft music for the massages to create the ultimate relaxing environment.
After our events, S.W.E.E.T members had our own private pizza party! It was a fun way to catch up with each other during such a stressful time of the semester and have a break from studying.
Later that evening I took part in another Wentworth tradition, Moonlight Breakfast, which is another built in study break for Wentworth Students. At Moonlight Breakfast (which takes place at 10 P.M. the night before finals begin) the cafeteria serves breakfast food. Additionally, the school runs a trivia game that includes a variety of questions including Wentworth and movie trivia (and everything in between). Students must write their answer on a piece of paper and run up to the person asking the questions. Whoever runs up with the correct answer first wins a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts gift card!
The events always ends with a Pie Eating contest, sponsored by the Wentworth Events Board, a campus club which I am currently President of. This year was no different. Approximately 7 students shoved pie crust and whipped cream into their mouth, as much as they could, as fast as they could, out of a pie dish, with only their face to push the food in. A stuffed time was had by all.