In Photos: Event Helps UF Students Reduce Stress Before Finals

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University of Florida students found ways to unwind at the university’s Flavet Field Sunday before they begin their final exams for the fall semester.

The student organization Keys Governing Body hosted the Bounce Your Stress Away event from 3 to 6 p.m. It included a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course, and about 60 students attended, said Yvette Langford, who helped organize the event.

As music played from a speaker, students sat in the grass, pet therapy dogs, ate fried chicken and threw darts at paint-filled balloons.

The event was a way to promote stress relief, said Langford, a 19-year-old finance student at UF. Classes for the fall semester end Wednesday, and exams begin on Saturday.

“We wanted something big to end the semester with,” she said.

SLIDING FOR JOY- Jameson Worthington, 5, climbs out of an inflatable after sliding down it with his mom, Jessica Worthington, at Keyes Governing Body’s Bounce Your Stress Away event on Flavet Field on Sunday, December 4, 2016. (photo by Katelyn Newberg)
Jameson Worthington, 5, climbs out of an inflatable slide after going down it with his mom, Jessica, at Keys Governing Body’s Bounce Your Stress Away event on Flavet Field on Sunday. (Katelyn Newberg/WUFT News)

 

Kervins Clement hangs out with his brand new puppy, Bella as Pax gives her a kiss on Sunday. (photo by Steele Friese)
Kervins Clement hangs out with his new puppy, Bella, as Pax gives her a kiss. (Steele Friese/WUFT News)

 

Daniel Steigleman and the rest of the Keys Governing Body help with the logistics of running the event.(photo by Steele Friese)
Daniel Steigleman, of the Keys Governing Body, helped run the event. (Steele Friese/WUFT News)

 

JUMPING STRESS AWAY- UF students jump in a bounce house during Keys Governing Body’s Bounce Your Stress Away event on Sunday, December 4, 2016. (photo by Katelyn Newberg)
UF students jump in the bounce house. (Katelyn Newberg/WUFT News)

 

Thalia Castro slides down the large bounce house obstacle course. (photo by Steele Friese)
Thalia Castro slides down the inflatable slide. (Steele Friese/WUFT News)

 

FALLING DOWN- UF students Michael Wilson, 19, and Erica Flannagan, 19, fall inside the bounce house. (photo by Katelyn Newberg)
UF students Michael Wilson, 19, and Erica Flannagan, 19, fall inside the bounce house. (Katelyn Newberg/WUFT News)

 

Aaron Hubberman signs into the event before grabbing cookies. (photo by Steele Friese)
Aaron Hubberman signs into the event before grabbing cookies. (Steele Friese/WUFT News)

 

POPPED- Darts rest on a wooden board after students threw them at paint-filled balloons. (photo by Katelyn Newberg)
Darts stick in a wooden board after students threw them at paint-filled balloons. (Katelyn Newberg/WUFT News)

 

BURST YOUR STRESS- Melissa Pierce, an 18-year-old UF mathamatics freshman, prepares to throw a dart at paint-filled balloons. (photo by Katelyn Newberg)
Melissa Pierce, an 18-year-old mathematics student at UF, prepares to throw a dart at paint-filled balloons. (Katelyn Newberg/WUFT News)

 

About Katelyn Newberg

Katelyn Newberg is a reporter for WUFT news. She can be reached at knewberg@ufl.edu, on her cell phone at 407-766-2820 or on Twitter @k_newberg.

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