Posted: March 30, 2017, 12:13pm
Last Friday was an amazing day. The USC Residential student government hosted this event called Treat yo’ SCelf day. It was a health and wellness fair. We needed this day so badly. We had a midterm the previous day and we seriously needed a way to de-stress and rejuvenate. We decided to chill out the entire day. We had a late start in the morning. It was a warm and a bright sunny day. We decided to make a good healthy breakfast. Then around 11 AM we went to the campus.
McCarthy Quad was already filled with students. We went from booth to booth taking part in several activities. Like we got to make our own stress ball. Then in one of the counters, we were asked to write the one thing that is stressing us right now on a balloon and we are asked to burst it. The reason behind it was that it tricks our mind into believing that we are no longer stressed about it. That was a fun activity. Then we got to pet some puppies that were so adorable but they were barking so much because they felt like they were not getting enough attention. The reason was because there was a giant tortoise that was just taken out of the box and it was let out on the field. We all got to pet it and take tons of pictures with it. I even volunteered to pick it and place it on a trolley to carry it around. It was so heavy that the animal caretaker had to help me lifting it.
There was another booth that had all kinds of reptiles like a gecko, snakes, a blue frog and there was this huge spider which I think was a tarantula. There was bungee basketball and a rock climbing wall. There were so many more activities going on like painting, yoga etc. Then out of nowhere they take out this giant yellow python from a huge container and place it on the field. All the students were so excited and within few minutes people were crowding to pet the snake. We got to sit down and play with it. It was trained to be around people.
Later we all stood in a long queue to get our free amazebowl. Then we relaxed on the grass while soaking some sunlight. On the whole, it was a fun day and hey not every day we get to pet a giant yellow python.
Published on July 25th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017