As summer is peeking its head around the corner, some students have begun to make their summer plans, as others are continuing their school career. Saddleback student Sara Mishkin, 18, hospitality major, has a pretty good idea of what she’s doing for summer.
“My plans are to go to concerts and just hang out with my friends as much as possible. I think we are probably going to go on a road trip but I don’t really have ‘plans’.”
But these days summer really isn’t summer for most students. Because a lot of students aren’t able to get a full semester’s worth of classes, students have to use their summer to keep on track to graduate in normal time.
“I am taking two classes, English and human sexuality in the summer.” Mishkin said.
Andrew Crager, 19, undeclared, is in the same boat.
“I’m taking classes in the summer to make up for the slow semester I had this spring.”
Some students like to spread their classes out into the summer so they can have more time to focus on particular classes instead of taking on a heavy load.
For the ones who had a nice full semester and have the summer off, they are taking vacations and plan on soaking up the sun at a local beach. Some are staying productive by working.
“I think I am going to get a part-time job, but not Taco Bell again, it wasn’t cutting it.” Crager said.
The summer seems it is going to be a more productive than a relaxing one.