Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Summer bucket-list for incoming seniors

Okay juniors, at the beginning of next year, you're gonna be drowning in schoolwork and trying to compose essays for those lengthy college applications. Fortunately, you've got about four months before the terrifying college apps process starts, and you need to make the best of them.

Here are a few must-do's for the summer that you have to check off before you officially become the top of the food chain at school next year:

Spend a whole day watching Netflix, limiting your movement from couch-to-kitchen-and-back.

When next school year starts up, you're hardly going to have any down time, so make the most of it now! Laze around a little bit over the break because that really won't be possible in a few short months.

Have a beach day.

By the time you've submitted all your college apps and have free time again, it'll be January, which is clearly not beach weather for us locals, so make the most of the summer sun.

Eat a lavish breakfast (or many).

Unfortunately, school starts at the crack of dawn and most of us only have time to grab something packaged from the pantry to eat on the way to school. This summer, make sure you stuff up on waffles and omelets and whatever you fancy because you will not have time for this as a senior with class every day and mounds of homework keeping you up late.

Play sports with your friends.

As sad as it is, you only have one year left of seeing your best friends every day. Also, you may have to skip some fun school sporting events when you're so busy first semester, so going out to match off with your friends in any sport you want really tackles two problems.

Have a classic elementary school slumber party with all your friends.

Soon you'll be the oldest kids in school and legal adults, which is a scary prospect. Let yourself just be a kid again and pull out the sleeping bags, popcorn, nail polish, video games, whatever you want and have no responsibilities for the whole night. Don't worry, you'll have plenty of those responsibilities when school starts up again — for now, just enjoy!

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