Bethel College students get kitten therapy during finals week

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - Right now, students across the country are preparing for finals week, one of the most daunting times of the school year.

But one college in Michiana is trying to help ease those nerves with some furry friends. Bethel College received some therapy Tuesday in the form of tiny little kittens.

Research shows that petting animals can lower your blood pressure, which is helpful before taking a stressful exam.

"Students today are under immense stress and pressure, and so this is just one of the ways we do a bunch of events during finals week to try to help lower their stress level, and animals are just one of the things that we do," said Rachel Kennedy, the director of Bethel's Center for Academic Success.

They also have dogs, a meme wall, popcorn and puzzles.

The college will continue its events through Thursday.