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Summer brings different lifestyle to students

It is summer time. The best time of year for every college student.

Essentially we envision summer to be like the summers we see in television shows. But once finals week is over and we journey home, we are hit with the reality of summer.

Summer brings about the dreaded summer job. We go back working our menial position at that retail store we worked at in high school or at that restaurant bussing tables.

There is nothing wrong with this because by the end of the year, everyone is so desperate for money in their bank accounts we will work just about anywhere.

Some are lucky enough to have landed an internship gaining valuable career experience. Internships are great, that is unless you are in an unpaid internship. Give yourself a pat on the back for volunteering your summer days away. You must really love what you are doing and that is something to cherish.

Aside from summer employment, for most of us summer means more classes. Partying and slacking off during the fall and spring semesters have forced us into catching up by taking summer classes, unless you are taking them to get ahead. Either way, classes during the summer suck.

Having a full class load compressed into a six or eight week time period is not really ideal for anyone.

And even worse, most have classes on top of a full time job. After working and finishing class work, there is usually not much time left in the day.

Also, summer involves moving back home. After living nine months away from your parents, you are suddenly thrown back into their home.

This means unpacking all of your stuff and living under their rules. No more staying out until three in the morning or being lazy around the dorm.

Now your curfew is back, chores are piled on and you finally realize how annoying parents can be.

If you did not move back home, then you are probably staying in Bowling Green, which unless you know friends staying there, can be sort of a ghost town. But, it’s fun nonetheless because let’s face it, it’s Bowling Green.

The worst part about summer is being away from all of your college friends. Sure you come back and hang out with your hometown friends, but it is not the same as having your best friend right across the hall from you.

Finally, we are in Ohio. Clearly, the weather is bipolar.

Summer stereotypically implies sunshine, beaches, flip flips and bikinis. But in Ohio, it could mean winter coats and boots too. We can never really be sure.

In addition to all of this we have the random family events like weddings and graduation parties we have to make appearances at. These never fail to bring about awkward family reunions and drama.

Aside from all of the somewhat negatives of summer, it really is a great time of the year.

It is a time to relax and spend time with the people you have been away from all year.

It allows the opportunity to make an income to pay for your college expenses, whatever they may be.

By August, everyone is worn out from their summer adventures and cannot wait to be reunited with their college friends and lifestyle.

So enjoy summer while it is here, because August comes faster than you think. And August comes with a new semester of classes.

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