Students give free hugs

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

Students showered Houston Community College’s Stafford campus with hugs on Wednesday to spread some positive psychology. The event was hosted by Psi Kappa, a psychology club at HCC.

Studies have shown that hugs reduce stress, increase the hormone oxytocin which increases various positive feelings and can improve health by lowering a person’s heart rate, blood pressure, and the harmful stress hormone cortisol.