By Angela E. Rodriguez | Staff Writer|
As the last few weeks of classes are finally here, summer vacation is on every student’s mind. With this being crunch time for all students, summer can seem like heaven.
These upcoming summer months can be fun and productive for many as they enjoy time off from their routines as college students.
For many students, heading to the beach is on the top of their list for summer vacation activities. “This summer I will be relaxing on the beaches of Puerto Rico for a week with my sorority for our national convention. I’m about to graduate and I can not wait to take a break from all the studying and stress,” said student Grace Ojeda.
However, many students are heading home or staying local in order to look for a summer job. By doing this, students can stay with family, save money on rent, earn some extra pocket money and develop new work skills they can put on their resumes.
“Since summer school is more expensive this year, I decided to just get a summer job working for my uncle’s restaurant. I look at this break as a chance to earn some cash and get some work experience since during school I really don’t have time for anything else except for studying,” said student Daniel Ruiz.
Graduating students view this summer as the beginning of a new chapter of their lives. “After I graduate I got to get back to planning my wedding. Even though I’m getting married next year I haven’t really started on anything since I’ve been busy with school. But now this summer is going to be all about focusing on my future with my fiancé,” said Bianca Urbina.
Summer is also viewed as a chance to pursue new activities that students would not normally consider. It is also a time when they can catch up on the hobbies they once enjoyed or catch up with old friends.
“This summer I’m not doing any summer school! I’m going to be working all summer to catch up on bills. But for sure I want to enroll in dance classes or kick boxing with some of my friends because I’ve never had the time to do anything like it,” said student Valeria Barragan.
Many students plan on taking advantage of this summer by going to as many theme parks as possible or using their Disneyland annual passes to the fullest.
Theme parks like Knott’s Berry Farm are promoting their summer discount of twenty-one dollars off if customers print their own tickets.
“I have a premium pass for Disneyland, which means I have free parking and absolutely no black out dates to go to the park pretty much whenever I want. I’m going to go as much as I possibly can this summer,” said student Jessica Bracamontes.
Since summer only lasts for a few months, get out there and make your vacations worthwhile.