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JagPRIDE holds second stress free seminar of the year

Students made friendship bracelets on Wednesday, Dec 5 to help manage stress before finals week begins

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JagPRIDE holds second stress free seminar of the year

Sitting in the commons, sophomores Morgan Prosser and Emma Hookstra search for beads to make their bracelets with. JagPRIDE held a stress free seminar on Wednesday, December 5th. “I went to make bracelets to forget about the stress of finals, spend time with my best friends, and to do something mentally stimulating that wasn’t overwhelming.” said Prosser.

Sitting in the commons, sophomores Morgan Prosser and Emma Hookstra search for beads to make their bracelets with. JagPRIDE held a stress free seminar on Wednesday, December 5th. “I went to make bracelets to forget about the stress of finals, spend time with my best friends, and to do something mentally stimulating that wasn’t overwhelming.” said Prosser.

By Addie Kemp

Sitting in the commons, sophomores Morgan Prosser and Emma Hookstra search for beads to make their bracelets with. JagPRIDE held a stress free seminar on Wednesday, December 5th. “I went to make bracelets to forget about the stress of finals, spend time with my best friends, and to do something mentally stimulating that wasn’t overwhelming.” said Prosser.

By Addie Kemp

By Addie Kemp

Sitting in the commons, sophomores Morgan Prosser and Emma Hookstra search for beads to make their bracelets with. JagPRIDE held a stress free seminar on Wednesday, December 5th. “I went to make bracelets to forget about the stress of finals, spend time with my best friends, and to do something mentally stimulating that wasn’t overwhelming.” said Prosser.

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

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To combat stress students have with finals approaching, JagPRIDE held their second stress free seminar of the year on Wednesday, Dec. 5, where students created friendship bracelets.

To sophomore JagPRIDE member Ellie Tribble, this kind of bonding between students is exactly what the club is advocating for.

By Addie Kemp
Holding her bracelet, senior Paige Nentwig ties yellow and blue string together.

“We like the idea of encouraging friendships and things like that, just bringing people together to make something that’s fun and people enjoy, so we thought bracelets would be a good idea,” Tribble said. “I love seeing people come in here and just work on fun stuff together. It really makes me feel like [Mill Valley] comes together and that’s what our goal is.”

The seminar achieved the goals of the club, according to JagPRIDE sponsor Debbie Gudenkauf.

“[JagPRIDE] is a club about promoting good decisions,” Gudenkauf said. “So, [bracelet-making] is basically working with kids and to teach them to feel good about themselves and to be kind to one another.”

Junior Charlie Schwartzkopf attended the stress free seminar, but he would like to see some changes be made.

“I thought [the stress free seminar] was pretty fun,” Schwartzkopf said. “I feel like they could definitely add more to it, like add more activities to do [next time].”

There were several customization options for the bracelets that students could choose from, including miniature colored dice beads and multiple colored yarn options for students to make the bracelet their own.

According to Gudenkauf, JagPRIDE’s mission of improving communication between students was accomplished during the seminar.

“Students assisted others who needed help braiding their bracelets,” Gudenkauf said. “Plus, there were several conversations going on the entire time.”

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