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Finals week is upon us

Finals week is filled with stress from classes and extracurriculars wrapping up for the semester. It seems like everyone has five tests, five group projects, a movie to make in a different language, a 30-page research paper, and so much more before the end of the semester.

Besides avoiding your responsibilities, what’s the best way to relieve some of that stress and allow yourself to better concentrate when you do decide to study?

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, working out is.

The physical benefits of exercise—improving physical condition and fighting disease—have long been established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate. – adaa.org

Conveniently, the rock wall will be open during dead days and the week of finals. You can learn how the techniques of rock climbing while decreasing your stress all at the same time. What better way to take a study break?

Competent rock wall staff will be there to help you release all that stress and have fun. There’s a variety of routes that you can climb, ranging from beginner to expert levels. Equipment is provided at the wall, but you’re more than welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.

Here are our hours:

  • Monday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday to Thursday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We can’t wait to see you!