By Megan Hansen/Around & About editor

Finals are just around the corner, and many Eastern students look for ways to relieve stress at the end of every semester.The Weekenders, part of the office of Student Life, is hosting a beach study-break party to help relieve some of the end-of-semester stress.

“We wanted to give students a break from studying,” said Jill Petrey, events and media coordinator for the office of Student Life.

The study-break party will be 3-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Ravine.

“If it rains we will move to the Powell Lobby,” Petrey said.

Petrey explained the study-break party will be a relaxed, fun environment.

“We want people to get out from being in the residence halls,” she said.

There will be music and games at the party, Petrey said, including Twister.

Also, there will be food at the party. Petrey said the Weekenders will get chicken wings from Indy’s. She said other food will be provided as well.

Petrey said there will be special T-shirts that will be given away about every 30 minutes starting at around 3:15 or 3:20.

“We had very few T-shirts made,” Petrey said. “We want to give them to the people that come out for the event.”

Petrey said there will be other giveaways at the study- break party.

The theme of the study-break party is the beach, Petrey said.

“We encourage people to bring a beach blanket and to lay out in the Ravine,” she said.

This is the first time the Weekenders have hosted a study-break party, according to Petrey.

“(The Weekenders) try to do some sort of event every weekend,” she said.

Petrey said the group has not been extremely successful this year, but she hopes the idea of the Weekenders grows next year.

This year the Weekenders have hosted events on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to see which day is best for the campus community.

The Weekenders decided to have the study-break party in the Ravine because people enjoy being outside and being in the Ravine.

“The Ravine is beautiful,” Petrey said. “I know a lot of people like to hang out in the Ravine.”

Petrey said the Weekenders thought the study-break party was a good idea.

“This is a good luck on finals from the office of Student Life,” she said.

For more information about the study-break party you can reach Petrey at 622-1612.

Reach Megan at