One of the most stressful weeks of every student’s semester at UMSL, and every other college, is quickly approaching: finals week. There are so many emotions towards the end of the semester. From crying to laughing to stressing out and/or pulling an all nighter, it is what finals week is made of. It is excitement because summer break is coming, but overwhelming because of all of the studying and homework due before then. Also, those who are part of the UMSL
ambassadors have to look forward to working at graduation coming up.
To ease these pre-final jitters, Mirth Week was celebrated this past week at UMSL. One of the most exciting events to attend is the Mirth Week carnival, which consisted of games, prizes, food, and rides, and best of all- it was all free. The rides are exactly what is needed to let out some tension with a few screams while you are spinning or dropping. The stress relief is instant on the first drop on the Vortex ride or the first spin on the tornado. Additionally, there was cotton candy and a taco truck. But, the best part about the Mirth Week carnival is that everyone with you is going through the same situation, give or take, so you relate on a whole new level. I can especially empathize with my colleagues in the ambassadors program, who have worked extra hard in volunteering for events throughout the semester. It was a delight to hang out with and see some of the friends that I have had the pleasure of being in ambassadors with at the carnival.
I would like to take an opportunity to encourage all of my fellow ambassadors and students through these last days of the semester. Do the best you can, because that’s all you can do. There is no need to panic or give up.