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Paints, eggs and Bob Ross before finals week



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Freshman Faith Buskirk dips her paintbrush at the Bob Ross Paint Along and Big Breakfast on Dec. 12 in the Indiana Memorial Union. “I just love painting,” she said. “Especially memes.” Alex Deryn

Crowds of students gathered at the entrance of the Indiana Memorial Union Starbucks, lining up as they took turns to fill their plates with free eggs, potatoes and sausage. IU Union Board’s Canvas Creative Arts organized an event called “Bob Ross Paint Along and Big Breakfast” from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

“It’s a great way for students to come de-stress right before finals week,” sophomore Isabel Drumwright said.

Drumwright said the event was meant to be for Friday, but changed to Thursday due to the Union Board’s Yule Ball. The venue was also supposed to be in the IMU Dining Hall, but due to the upcoming renovation, they decided to do it at IMU Starbucks instead.

“Everyone loves breakfast any time, any day,” Drumwright said. “Whether that’s at night or in the morning.”

Freshman Brenda Perez found the event from the Herman B Wells Library. She didn't come for breakfast, though. She came because she likes to paint.

“It said free food, and college people like free food,” Perez said.

She said her week before finals has been stressful, so coming to the event to paint was a good idea. 

“It’s something to get students stress relief and focus on something else other than over studying, worrying and stressing,” Perez said.

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