WKU smashes away stress with pumpkins

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU held the Great Stress Squash again this year, allowing students to smash away their stress.

Students showed up to campus to smash pumpkins for free. Not only does the event get out stress, it also gets students excited for the end of the semester.

The annual event takes place right after Halloween, providing a second purpose for leftover pumpkins.

Students even bring in pumpkins they’ve had in their residence halls. However, WKU provides some pumpkins as well.

“Homecoming just ended, and it’s just a good opportunity for students to come and get connected and get some stress out,” said Kirsten Hooks of WKU’s Housing and Residence Life.

Hooks said the experience is often new for students and adds to their memories on the Hill.