Monday, September 25, 2023

Students assemble visionary boards to improve mental health


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Featured Photo by Anna Leadingham

Story by Anna Leadingham

The College of Media and Entertainment has been promoting Mental Health Week by indulging students in exciting activities, one of the most unique being the Create a Vision Board event hosted by The Center of Popular Music in the Bragg building. The event took place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. All supplies were provided by the Center of Popular Music for students to create their boards.

Students were encouraged to participate in the therapeutic event to boost their moods and spirits for the week. Many found the project relaxing and fun as they were able to reflect on various aspects of their personality while also momentarily forgetting their demanding lives as college students.

Each board created took on a different life and showed off each student’s hopes, dreams and aspirations. The supplies given allowed students to arrange, cut and paste a collection of ideas from old magazines donated by The Center of Popular Music. Students took advantage of the stickers, hole punches, colored pens and much more! 

Some students themed their boards like Laci Mason, who dedicated her board to the legendary Dolly Parton. Anna Shinholster devoted her poster to Billie Eilish. 

Other students focused on some of their favorite things in life such as Emily Duff, who committed her board to her faithful canine. Josie James mapped her vision board to show off her favorite things. 

Even faculty joined in on the curative entertainment. Andrea Hall from The School of Journalism and Strategic Media designed a board around Disney’s “Lady and the Tramp” and the theme of love.

Everyone involved proudly left with their respective boards and a feeling of tranquility. It was a successful event for the College of Media and Entertainment and for The Center of Popular Music, but even more so for the students who left feeling a little less burdened.

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