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Rutgers University Hosts Event With Puppies and Kittens to Help Students Through Exams

Rutgers University Hosts Event With Puppies and Kittens to Help Students Through Exams

“It kind of gives you a break from thinking about finals.”

I’m not going to make fun of this because as a dog person myself, I would probably attend this event.

NJ.com reports:

Meet the puppies helping N.J. college students make it through exams

If Alexis Churley was stressed about her upcoming finals — four in four days — she didn’t show it.

The 20-year-old Rutgers University student was just happy sitting on the floor of the Livingston Student Center being the focus of attention for a few highly active and very affectionate puppies Wednesday evening.

“They’re cute,” said the junior nursing major just after staring face to face with Hercules, a two-toned tan 1-year-old great Pyrenees mix.

“It kind of gives you a break from thinking about finals.”

This scene played out over and over during a three-hour span for approximately 600 students during Comfort Zone – Fur the Kids, a program hosted by the Major Events and Programs at Rutgers and Rutgers Dance Marathon.

According to Carey Loch, director of Major Events and Programs for student centers and activities, the objective is to help students relax before finals begin next week.

“The whole purpose of the event is just Rutgers loves you,” said Loch. “Good luck on finals, chill out, destress, eat some dinner, play with some animals.”

The event, which offers students comfort food such as mac and cheese or chicken and dumplings, started approximately six years ago. But an added feature over the past two years has been puppies. This year, for those who are cat people, a few kittens were also ready to help relieve stress.

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A dog is for life, yeah?

In my day, it was caffeine and junk food that got us through exams.

Guess it is nice to have a quiet moment with a pet. Part of what college is about, I thought, is to prepare one for the stresses of the work place. Having deadlines and working thru them on your own.

Is this college or preschool?

We had puppies and kittens when I went to Navy boot 40 years ago… It made it soooo much more warm and fuzzy. They need to look into the backgrounds of all these basement-dwellers before they give them unrestricted access to baby animals. There’s gotta be some torturing in their histories…

These snowflakes are going to be in for a very rude awakening when they get out of school and have to deal with the REAL world. This nation is in so much trouble…

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