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Sophomores (from left) Alexis Diaz-Waterman, Alegra Germain and Liza Meyer were spotted relieving stress on Paws n Relax day.
The Emery/Weiner School was in the midst of another completed semester, which meant finals were approaching. Students had been studying and cramming for exams, so stress levels at school were dangerously high. As a result of such anxiety, Emery's student government planned a day to ease off some of the stress that burdens students.
Debbie Lederman, a sophomore student government representative, helped plan Paws n Relax. She decided call it this because she wanted to bring dogs for the students to play with to relieve some stress. She and other students also made puppy chow, which centered the idea of dogs as a stress reliever. There were about five dogs set up in the library so that everyone could pet them after assembling together in the Becker Theater. Dogs big and small came out to the event, which created a variety of dogs for students to play with and relax.
Paws n Relax was beneficial for faculty as well because teachers and students bonded together over the puppies. All in all, this day was a huge success because students did not fret over their exams as much and also had an opportunity to have fun with dogs and their friends.