clown nose club Penn State-Danielle LongPhotoFrom passing out lollipops to distributing free iced tea and hugs outside the library at finals, Happiness clubs on college campuses around the country are aiming to uplift their peers throughout the academic year.

Quick, simple attempts to make people feel special dominate these clubs’ agendas, such as a flash mobs or giving out compliments to pedestrians.

A wall at Harvard University is lined with Post-it notes about what makes students happy, messages that remind undergraduates to smile during finals, said junior Emily Lowe, 21, Happiness Project co-director.

(READ the story in USA Today)

Photo: Clown nose club at Penn State – by Danielle Long

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