April 25, 2019 | 56° F

Spend time with puppies to de-stress before finals

Letter to Editor

Throughout the years, Rutgers has been effectively trying to provide stress relief for students during finals. I have gone to multiple events in the past, which included activities such as making stress balls, friendship bracelets and even receiving quick massages. They have also brought in therapy dogs that the students could interact with.

It has been proven that simply stroking a dog for a few minutes significantly reduces blood pressure. Being around animals has a way of putting people in a better mood. I think it would be a great idea for the University to focus on bringing dogs to campus during reading days.

My goal is to be able to bring in dogs from the Edison Animal Shelter. These dogs would make connections with students, which would give them a better chance of being adopted by someone from Rutgers.

Reading days are coming up, so don’t miss you chance to unwind with these amazing dogs!


Cynthia Austin is a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior majoring in biological sciences with a minor in psychology.

By Cynthia Austin

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