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'Cry Closet' may help Utah students overcome stress of final exams


Students at the University of Utah will have the opportunity to relieve stress during finals week by locking themselves in the school’s Cry Closet for a short period of time.

A student’s tweet about the Cry Closest went viral Tuesday.

The small room in the middle of the Marriott Library on the Salt Lake City campus features a narrow door with dark lining, a plush floor and stuffed animals inside, according to FOX13 Salt Lake City.

“A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students,” a note on the door reads. "This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10 minute break.”

Jana Cunningham, the school’s communications specialist, told the station that the Cry Closet is mainly for students who are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of finals.

"It's a great place to just come and decompress, and that's really what it's for," she said.

One Twitter user blasted the school as “pathetic” for installing the room in the library.

“This is beyond pathetic, first we tried to have Swoop be our mascot now this,” the user wrote. “Way to prepare students for the real world. Wonder how many prospective employers have cry closets?”

Swoop, a red-tailed hawk, became the university's sports mascot after depictions of American Indians were dropped.

The school said the cry closet will come down next Wednesday, once finals are finished.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/26/cry-closet-may-help-utah-students-overcome-stress-final-exams.html

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  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,800 Captain
    Pure stupidity
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 11,543 AG
    It should be an attraction. If someone goes in there they should be laughed at, by a large crowd.
       Then someone could ask them if they plan on growing up.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 12,555 AG
    This is why we should be the first generation saying we want to the leave the world worse for our snowflake grandchildren.  They deserve all the plastic islands floating in the ocean.

    Captain Todd Approves

  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 9,029 Moderator
    To answer your question, no, we are not doomed. The world simply changes and, most times, it's not to the satisfaction of the previous generations.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 32,603 AG
    We aren't doomed. It was some idea of a graduate student according to the article. It really isn't that big a deal. 

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • Westwall01Westwall01 Posts: 5,453 Admiral
    Cry closet? Come on........
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 13,243 AG
    That's gonna be a closet **** off room in very short order.   Got a few minutes between classes.  Go run a batch in the cry closet.   
    Like is like a Helicopter.  I do not know how to operate a Helicopter  
  • relicshunterrelicshunter Posts: 605 Officer
    Oh good grief! No were not doomed but how in the world are these young people going to survive in the outside world when they get there? My childhood sucked but I made it through! I picked myself up by my own boot straps when it was obvious no one was there for me and went on with life. 
  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 2,188 Captain
    Seems like most generations frown upon the next...and the younger generation usually ends up ok. 

    But, many young people now we're given too many trophies for being in last place... Their skin is so thin, it's almost translucent. 

    Time will tell how they work out once their adults. 
    *parents share the blame for their success or failure. 
  • frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
    that's nothing 
    google the news for Pennsylvania university outdoor club if you really want to feel sad for this generation 
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 13,243 AG
    Seems like most generations frown upon the next...and the younger generation usually ends up ok. 

    But, many young people now we're given too many trophies for being in last place... Their skin is so thin, it's almost translucent. 

    Time will tell how they work out once their adults. 
    *parents share the blame for their success or failure. 
    My son got a participation trophy one year.  I asked him if he felt like he earned it.  He said no we lost.  Threw it in the trash.    The next year they went to regionals, then nationals.   We kept those
    Like is like a Helicopter.  I do not know how to operate a Helicopter  
  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    edited April 2018 #13
    When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down, and we've been heading that way for some time now.

    That said, I think anecdotal reports from fox news intended to incite are not helping things -- and the issue in that article is WAY down on the list of concerns I would have at least.

    This generation will be just fine.  Our leadership today is what really concerns me.
  • Yep Tarpon, its all Fox News fault!
  • pottydocpottydoc Port Saint JoePosts: 4,064 Captain
    Seems like most generations frown upon the next...and the younger generation usually ends up ok. 

    But, many young people now we're given too many trophies for being in last place... Their skin is so thin, it's almost translucent. 

    Time will tell how they work out once their adults. 
    *parents share the blame for their success or failure. 
    I'll tell you how it's working out in my industry Mark (commercial construction). Last May and June we hired 8-9 kids that had just graduated high school, or been out only a year or so. All guys. Several of them left after only an hour or so. Several more never showed up again after the first day. Not a single one lasted more than about 6-7 days, and we didn't terminate any of them. They all quit. Thy cried about it being hot. They cried even more about not being allowed to play on their phones while we were working. They didn't like being dirty. They didn't think they should have to be on time, work "a whole 8 hours", or come to work every day. We've tried with more since then, with almost zero success. Not one of them that did make it was a white kid. They're the first to bail. Starting wage was $11.00-12.00 an hour. After 90 days, 100% health insurance paid, 401k with matching from employer, 8 holidays a year, paid time off startscaccruing after 90 days. Apprentiship offered after one year, 100% paid for. Regular reviews, raises, and bonus paid. There's a few good one out there, but in our experience, few and far between.
  • tankardtankard Posts: 7,031 Admiral
    mplspug said:
    This is why we should be the first generation saying we want to the leave the world worse for our snowflake grandchildren.  They deserve all the plastic islands floating in the ocean.

    LMFAO! So true.
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 6,417 Admiral
    cadman said:
    We aren't doomed. It was some idea of a graduate student according to the article. It really isn't that big a deal. 

    Which do you find more troubling..... The cry closet article, or the reactions to it on this forum thus far?
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • Florida Ex-patFlorida Ex-pat Posts: 586 Officer
    When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down, and we've been heading that way for some time now.

    That said, I think anecdotal reports from fox news intended to incite are not helping things -- and the issue in that article is WAY down on the list of concerns I would have at least.

    This generation will be just fine.  Our leadership today is what really concerns me.

    Because CNN and MSNBC report the "facts" right?
  • Florida Ex-patFlorida Ex-pat Posts: 586 Officer
    I hire new graduates all the time.  The most difficult thing for them to do is take direction.  They are capable learners and they are experts at multi-tasking but they have not concept of direction.  If they are told their performance is anything less than outstanding they immediately argue.  They do not ask why or what they can do to improve.  They don't see fault in anything that they do even when it is clearly pointed out to them.  They interview well, their resumes are spotless and they dress and act appropriately in the interviews.  They come prepared and are generally on time so hiring them is never an issue.  Finding the ones that are willing to accept direction without melting down is the trick.
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 12,555 AG
    The only reason we hear about this crap is because it is ridiculous.  I'm sure there are plenty in that generation who look at it as a joke too.  They'll be successful and leave the criers behind.

    Captain Todd Approves

  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 13,243 AG
    I hire new graduates all the time.  The most difficult thing for them to do is take direction.  They are capable learners and they are experts at multi-tasking but they have not concept of direction.  If they are told their performance is anything less than outstanding they immediately argue.  They do not ask why or what they can do to improve.  They don't see fault in anything that they do even when it is clearly pointed out to them.  They interview well, their resumes are spotless and they dress and act appropriately in the interviews.  They come prepared and are generally on time so hiring them is never an issue.  Finding the ones that are willing to accept direction without melting down is the trick.
    Have to find a way to work that into the interview process somehow.   I've been to interviews where you are mentally tested in different ways, and also taken personality tests as well, may be a bit extreme but some very large companies were doing it to make sure they got the right people.    They have all been coached on how to interview so you have to think of new ways to get them off guard so you get honest answers. 
    Like is like a Helicopter.  I do not know how to operate a Helicopter  
  • fins4mefins4me Posts: 14,487 AG
    Our society has produced a generation of adults the vast majority of whom are pathetic shadows of previous generations. 

    Cannot even change a tire much less any real world non keyboard related skillsets.

    They lack verbal communication skills.

    They fear and avoid productive enterprise in favor of fluff.

    They feel entitled. 

    They are afraid of their own shadows.

    Have a deficit of common sense.

    Heck,,, a huge number of them cannot even drive.


    Those among them who have actually been parented will be giants among their peers.
    ALLISON XB 21,, MERCURY 300 Opti Max Pro Series (Slightly Modified) You can't catch me!!!
    "Today is MINE"
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 13,243 AG
    @fins4me
    My son was just laughing yesterday about the tire changing thing.  His ex girlfriend's new BF can't change a tire.    Neither can she.   Sad how pathetic some of these kids are.  I told my boy just bide your time.  When these girls get tired of nancy boys and want a real man who can gut a fish, change a tire, rebuild a carburetor he'll be the only game in town 
    Like is like a Helicopter.  I do not know how to operate a Helicopter  
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 6,356 Admiral
    edited April 2018 #24
    My place of employment has cry closests....  seriously, we do.  It is a thing now.  This isnt just a school thing.  


    “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.”

    -Walter Payton
  • Fish HaidFish Haid Posts: 8,417 Admiral
    It would be funny to go in there and take a dump.
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  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 12,555 AG
    And still no chicken choking closets.  

    Captain Todd Approves

  • TarponatorTarponator Under a BridgePosts: 17,010 AG
    edited April 2018 #27
    When you're at the top, there's nowhere to go but down, and we've been heading that way for some time now.

    That said, I think anecdotal reports from fox news intended to incite are not helping things -- and the issue in that article is WAY down on the list of concerns I would have at least.

    This generation will be just fine.  Our leadership today is what really concerns me.

    Because CNN and MSNBC report the "facts" right?
    Don't be ridiculous.  They're just as slanted in the other direction.

    My "leadership" comment was not partisan -- both parties are disconcerting.
  • MGTeacherMGTeacher South GaPosts: 1,800 Captain

    Because CNN and MSNBC report the "facts" right?
    Don't be ridiculous.  They're just as slanted in the other direction.
    I believe they're worse than FOX.
  • Florida Ex-patFlorida Ex-pat Posts: 586 Officer
    mplspug said:
    The only reason we hear about this crap is because it is ridiculous.  I'm sure there are plenty in that generation who look at it as a joke too.  They'll be successful and leave the criers behind.

    I hope you are right.  I do get a few good ones here and there.
  • GardawgGardawg Posts: 9,787 Admiral
    LOL ... the tire thing.

    Sure you can change a flat tire.  But try to remove the lug nut with that little wrench in the trunk and you'll find that it was installed with an air wrench that was set on 200 lbs. of torque.
    I've seen some mighty big and strong guys stymied by lack of leverage. Size does matter. 

    I have a four foot pipe as an extension in my trunk that makes it possible to remove a lug nut.  Even then I had to stand on the pipe to get the lug nut  loose. With all the crap in US 1 following Irma it got a lot of use.  Three flats.  Every time it happened it was raining. 

    This country is doomed if more citizens don't cherish the tenets of democracy.  Fear is moving the world towards authoritarianism.  History is repeating itself.  I'd compare this administration to Warren G. Harding. http://https//www.biography.com/people/warren-g-harding-9328336


     2019 will be interesting.  Old man. Out of shape. Under tremendous stress.  Poor diet.  Heart attack. Stroke. 
    “Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

    Heres Tom with the Weather.”
  • fins4mefins4me Posts: 14,487 AG
    Gardawg said:
    LOL ... the tire thing.

    Sure you can change a flat tire.  But try to remove the lug nut with that little wrench in the trunk and you'll find that it was installed with an air wrench that was set on 200 lbs. of torque.
    I've seen some mighty big and strong guys stymied by lack of leverage. Size does matter. 

    I have a four foot pipe as an extension in my trunk that makes it possible to remove a lug nut.  Even then I had to stand on the pipe to get the lug nut  loose. With all the crap in US 1 following Irma it got a lot of use.  Three flats.  Every time it happened it was raining. 

    This country is doomed if more citizens don't cherish the tenets of democracy.  Fear is moving the world towards authoritarianism.  History is repeating itself.  I'd compare this administration to Warren G. Harding. http://https//www.biography.com/people/warren-g-harding-9328336


     2019 will be interesting.  Old man. Out of shape. Under tremendous stress.  Poor diet.  Heart attack. Stroke. 
    Which is why anytime you buy an automobile,  buy tires or have some other service performed you should take off all of the lugnuts and reapply with a torque wrench to the correct specs.
    ALLISON XB 21,, MERCURY 300 Opti Max Pro Series (Slightly Modified) You can't catch me!!!
    "Today is MINE"
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