December 06, 2010

Taking a Break at Thwing Study Over


Helen Han, second-year chemistry and anthropology major, shared
a bowl  of gelato from La Gelateria, with Sean Hobson, a senior. 
The two were taking a study break Sunday night at the Thwing
Study Over.

Studying for nearly seven hours in the library, Vivian Huynh, a third-year student, needed to stretch and work out the muscle kinks.  Meanwhile Renae Brown was under pressure to finish a paper for Professor John Ruhl’s SAGES seminar.

Both undergraduates found food and fun when they joined hundreds of others from the university Sunday night for the traditional Thwing Study Over from 8 p.m. to midnight to unwind those tense nerves.

“I’m ‘lubered up’,” shouted one student after a 10-minute massage.  She was among 285 students who signed up for a free massage from 1-2-1 Fitness.

The popular finals break, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, was chaired by student Ryan Shoup and coordinated by staff members Joe Gutowski and Colleen Barker-Williamson.  Alpha Phi Omega volunteered as staff to dish up the donated food from local vendors.  Campus organizations hosted events such as spin art T-shirts, a photo booth, theater and games.

Chris Chopra, the owner of Mad Greek, was among the vendors who dropped off food for the crowd that packed Thwing Ballroom.

“This is a great function.  It’s my first time inside,” said Chopra, who has been donating food as a thank you for the support that campus faculty, staff and students give his Cedar-Fairmount business.  This year he brought along his son, a student at Shaker Heights High School, to give him an opportunity to see what college life just down Cedar Hill is like.

 Senior Sean Hobson has been coming for four years now.  “It’s not just about food, but getting together with friends,” he said as he and Helen Han shared a couple of scoops of gelato.

Posted by: David Wilson, December 6, 2010 10:04 AM | News Topics:

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