What to do During Summer Break


Jess Amabile '24, Staff Writer

With the school year coming to an end, you might be wondering what you’re going to do with the upcoming two months of summer break.  However, this article is here to help!  The following five headings are ideas for what to do this summer if you’re feeling bored.

  • Sleep In!

While this might not apply to you, many people have had irregular sleep schedules this past school year while juggling extracurricular activities, homework, jobs, taking care of siblings, and finding time for themselves.  This summer, take some time to sleep in a few extra hours in the morning.  You won’t regret it.

  • Self-Care

The pandemic took its toll on everyone, so it can’t hurt to focus on yourself for a little while.  Taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally, can have tremendous benefits.  Try to focus on the positive aspects of life, and seek help if you’re struggling.  Remember, no one is perfect, so don’t beat yourself up over mistakes.  Learn from them, and try to do better.

  • Summer Homework

Before you roll your eyes and keep scrolling, hear me out!  Teachers assign homework over the summer every year, and each year it seems like so much work that people put it to the side and wait until the last minute to start it.  Honestly, doing that just causes even more stress.  The sooner you start, the sooner you can finish it, and stop worrying about it.  If you wait until the last week of summer, not only are you putting a lot of pressure on yourself to finish it quickly, you also end up not enjoying your last week of freedom before school begins again.  Plus, even though you might be trying to avoid thinking about all that homework, your brain doesn’t let you completely forget.  The idea of doing your homework will be stuck in the back of your head, nagging at you to finish it.  You won’t be able to really enjoy your summer if you’re constantly thinking about the work you have to get done before time runs out.

  • Binge Movies/ Netflix

Let’s be honest, this is all we want to do this summer.  Luckily, there are a lot of movies coming out in the next few months, such as:

  1. In The Heights, releasing June 11 on HBO Max and in theaters
  2. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (sequel to The Hitman’s Bodyguard), releasing June 16 in theaters
  3. Fatherhood, releasing June 18 on Netflix
  4. False Positive, premiering June 25 on Hulu
  5. Black Widow, premiering July 9 on Disney + and in theaters
  6. Old, releasing July 23 in theaters
  7. CODA, premiering August 13 on Apple TV+
  8. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, releasing September 3 in theaters
  • Spend Time With Friends

Quarantining in light of the pandemic caused a lot of people to miss out on seeing their friends.  This summer, try to meet up with them once in a while if you can.  You never know what could happen.  Plus, the CDC recently released new guidelines about wearing masks outside- so if you feel comfortable, you can see your friends’ faces (while staying properly distanced).  However, if you don’t get a chance to go out and meet with them, try to stay in touch.  A text here or there won’t take much time out of your day.