· Don’t spend all your time inside playing video games or just going on Facebook.
· Watch movies, lots of them, because during the School Year you’re so busy that you don’t really have time to watch them.
· Read and finish your summer reading book. Period.
· "Work it, make it, do it, Makes us harder, better, faster, stronger!" – Stronger by Kanye West
· Help somebody, anybody.
· If you are going to work out, actually do something.
· Listen to Tupac and Biggie.
· Don’t do your homework, because there is no homework.
• Use this summer productively but also take breaks to do things you love.
• For juniors, start your college essays and finish your service hours up so you don’t have to spend all of senior
• year scrambling to get them done!
• Go to Toys R Us
• Buy a fish and name it Pebbles
• Run down a large hill and then eat a panini
• Just eat all the time
• Don’t workout THIS IS YOUR BREAK TO EAT WHATEVER YOU WANT
• DON’T TAN YOU WILL GET SKIN CANCER
• Buy a box of Krispy Kreme’s and then try and eat all of them in 5 minutes
• Play mall tag
• Hang with all your senior friends before they leave!!!
…from Cara D.
Don’t be afraid to jump in and try new things.
Get outside and be active.
Do something that scares you, dare yourself.
Lay in the sun and enjoy your surroundings.
…from Elanie F:
From an international student's point of view, I strongly recommend spending quality time with family during the summer! Actually listen to mom's chatters even if usually you would feel annoyed. Ask your parents if they are worried about something, they have any trouble with their work, and if you can help them as a counselor. At this age I think that we all should not only receiving parents' advices one-way, but we should also be able to actually help our parents with their obstacles in life.
Don't spend your whole summer instagraming pictures of grass and the sun. Wear sunscreen. Don't wait until August 28th to read your summer book. If you are going to try out a new hair cut, get it in July. In the event that it doesn't work out, you can grow out by the time school rolls around. Sleep.
This summer I am going to eat a lot of meat broth and vegetables and no grains. I don’t know if that diet is good for everyone because it might make people weak and sedentary. I will make several trips to the record store, but I might need to get a job to pay for records.
Seniors: be prepared to act like you're in the dark ages when you return to school in the fall. Track down some medieval armor and get ready to be in Spencer's epic movie
Don't argue with the DMV. It never ends well.