K-State to give students a ‘wellness’ day

Kansas State University students said they need at least some time off because of another health crisis — the damage to their mental health posed by a semester without a pause. K-State agreed and scheduled a “wellness day” for the spring.

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January 26, 2021 - 10:53 AM

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine near the pier in Huntington Beach, California, on Friday, Sept, 4, 2020. The average global surface temperature in 2020 was 2.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the late 19th century average, according to a NASA analysis. (Raul Roa/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

WICHITA, Kansas — Spring break is canceled.

Public universities in Kansas made the call early in the fall as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19. They reasoned that during a pandemic it’s just not a good idea to give students a week to spend in South Beach, or even just travel to see family.

Yet Kansas State University students said they need at least some time off because of another health crisis — the damage to their mental health posed by a semester without a pause. K-State agreed and scheduled a “wellness day” for the spring.

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