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Senior English major Francesca Terzano and junior English major Chandler Heath take a break from studying for finals by attending Destination Procrastination May 14 in the Campus Center, hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Associated Students of University of La Verne. The event provided free food, arcade games, painting therapy and school supplies. / photo by Michelle Leon

Senior English major Francesca Terzano and junior English major Chandler Heath take a break from studying for finals by attending Destination Procrastination May 14 in the Campus Center, hosted by the Campus Activities Board and the Associated Students of University of La Verne. The event provided free food, arcade games, painting therapy and school supplies. / photo by Michelle Leon

Jolene Nacapuy
Sports Editor

Students filled all three floors of the Campus Center to procrastinate and relieve stress from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 14 night at the annual Destination Procrastination event hosted by the Campus Activities Board and Associated Students of University of La Verne.

“This is one of the events that everybody comes out to besides Lavernapalooza and I love this event,” said senior CAB concerts chair Kerri-Anne Whiting. “It’s really cool to be on the other side this time and experience what it is like.”

Many students enjoyed pancakes, chocolates and fruits, while playing a variety of arcade games on the first floor.

Arcade games were provided by The Fun Company, which included South Park, the House of The Dead 2, car racing games, basketball games and Dance Dance Revolution.

“I really like being out here; it’s a great stress reliever right before finals and all the projects that are due,” said junior biology major Armando Anchando. “It’s a great night to just relax and chill and hang out with friends.”

To enjoy a little more calming environment, students were able to enjoy three different movies, “Titanic,” “Pitch Perfect” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Students also received free massages provided by the Athletic Training Kinesiology Club to relieve stress.

“My favorite out of all the little events is getting massages, because there’s no other time of the year that we get massages like that,” Whiting said. “It’s hard to find time or pay for massages outside of school, so I thought that it was really helpful for us to have them.”

Other activities included an area to paint bird houses and small canvases.

“I (don’t) often paint a bird house out of whim; it’s kind of relaxing, and I’m busy with school, sports and work, so I don’t get to de-stress,” said junior movement and sports science major Felipe Avendaño-Vela.

Outside the Campus Center, students stood in the cold and in the rain, waiting for corn dogs, funnel cakes and tacos.

“It’s a lot of fun, it’s like the last big event that CAB does so we’re just trying to do everything big and the best and get students to come out and have fun,” Whiting said.

With all the fun and food, students were still able to enjoy open study hours and last minute help from the Academic Success Center.

The night wrapped up with a dessert truck and music provided by DJ Santana, senior broadcasting major Steven Santana.

“Laser tag had to be my favorite thing to do tonight, just because it’s fun, getting all your friends together, going at a fast pace and a great experience,” Anchando said.

Students also received a survival kit, which included blue books, pencils and juice.

“I’m a little nervous for finals because of all the big tests that we’ve been preparing for all semester and it’s just coming down to the wire at this point, but (I am) looking forward to the end of the semester,” Anchando said.

Jolene Nacapuy can be reached at jolene.nacapuy@laverne.edu.

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