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GRCC hosting finals events across campus

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CraftSanity loom. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood.

Grand Rapids Community College’s Campus Activities Board and Library and Learning Commons are hosting a series of events on the eve of finals week.

CAB is hosting its annual Finals Relaxer for students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Raider Grille. During the event, students will be treated to Henna artists and caricaturists, massages, boba tea and free food. A new feature for students this year is the addition of small farm animals including ducks, chicks and bunnies who will be in the glass room in the Raider Grille.

CAB President Tina Poulias expressed the event’s significance to students ahead of finals week and why they chose to bring the event back with bigger attractions for students.

“We love seeing everyone attend the Finals Relaxer and having fun,” Poulias stated in an email to The Collegiate. “CAB decided to do this event again because the students look forward to it every year before finals week and before the end of the semester. It’s an excellent way for students to have some fun and relax before the stressful week of finals begin.”

For Poulias, the ultimate goal for CAB is that students take the time to wind down before the last week of the fall semester.

“The goal of Finals Relaxer is to help students relax, have fun and share some laughs,” she stated. “We are hoping students get to engage and take the time to relax before their stressful finals begin.”

CAB is hosting an additional event outside of GRCC on Wednesday before finals week, Open Mic Night where students will have a chance to showcase their talents in music, spoken word poetry or comedy. Open Mic Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Squibb Coffee House, located at 955 Wealthy St. SE in Grand Rapids. Students who present their RaiderCard will receive a free drink of their choice.

As an added bonus for students who attend Open Mic Night, CAB invited folk singer Haley Klinkhammer to perform for students for the night. Students looking to participate in Open Mic Night can still book a slot on the stage by contacting CAB Vice President Jocelyn Medina by email.

The Library is hosting a free make and take weaving workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. instructed by GRCC adjunct journalism professor Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood. The workshop will show students how to weave on looms and will provide looms and yarn for students to participate.

Snacks and waived library fees, upon request, will be provided all week for students who use the library. Library hours during the week will remain the same, 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The Library is extending its hours during the weekend and will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9.

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