What You can do before the Semester Ends!

Zoe Berrier

Associate Features Editor 

While the semester is coming to an end, there are still a few things to look forward to, as well as ways to maintain stress as finals close in.

In the City:

Carriage Rides – One Penn Square, Lancaster City, PA – In front of Fulton Bank

On Friday evening from 6:30-9:30 pm the city will offer first come, first serve carriage rides for $5. Go get a mini tour of the city and feel festive!

Mat to Market Yoga – lululemon athletica – 341 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

The Lululemon in Lancaster will host a free yoga class at their store Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00 am. If you don’t have your own mat you are welcome to borrow one from the store!

Creatively Lancaster Makers Market – Tellus360 – 24 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602

If you’re looking for unique or antique gifts, Lancaster City is the place. Along with the shops on Queen street, Lancaster will have a pop-up market this Saturday starting at 10:00 am. The market will feature a variety of artisan goods.

Heritage Chorale Concert – 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602Donation

The historic Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will be putting on a holiday concert this Sunday from 4:00-5:30 pm. No ticket necessary, but donations will be accepted.

On Campus:

Robin Spielberg’s Spirit of the Holidays – The Ware Center

On Thursday, from 7:30-9:00 pm there will be a concert at the Ware center featuring arrangements of Holiday songs for the season. Tickets range from $5 to $15 and there is limited availability so get yours soon!

If you’re stressed:

Therapy Dogs

Keep an eye out for the therapy dogs during finals week! They will be out and about to give students some stress relief during finals.

Counseling Center

Even if you’re just feeling overwhelmed or it’s something more, don’t be afraid to visit the Center for Counseling and Human Development. While it can be a few weeks wait, especially during this more stressful time of year, they will be able to help you in some way or point you towards other events they sponsor.

Try Yoga

Yoga can reduce stress levels, and those who have lower stress perform better academically. Head to the downstairs fitness center to reserve a spot in a class here (Monday through Thursday, 7:15-8:15) or search videos on YouTube!

DIY:

Make Hot Chocolate

Easy, Festive, and delicious! Crack open that dorm microwave you hardly use and get out the mugs, hot chocolate is a great treat to have for the cold Holiday season. Try adding some sprinkles to top off the marshmallow for more fun!

Get Creative

In need of a festive pick me up? There’s still some time left! Decorate your door or room, give a tiny Christmas tree a home, gather some friends and have a Holiday party. Remember to enjoy the holiday season and relax.

Have a wonderful rest of the semester and see you next year Marauders!