Colleges in the United States are hitting on a novel idea of releasing the mental pressures just before examinations by encouraging students to take part in a number of fun activities.
Staying awake late at nights in front of their books, a temporary suspension of social life or extended stay at libraries are some of the signs which show that exams are just around the corner for college students.
However various college across the country are coming up with a number of relaxing activities which range from a simple song dance breaks at Oberlin College in Ohio to wacky ideas such as dropping more than 10,000 rubber balls from a dorm roof of the Harvey Mudd College in California to students waiting below.
Says Oberlin College's Lori Morgan Flood, "I am not sure if it is that the students are more able to acknowledge their stress level and ask for help or the nature of the college experience. Students really take their education seriously and get really driven and forget to sleep, eat well and hydrate. We help them remember what is important."