By Alyssa Richardson
Guest writer

As the weather begins to warm up, and the semester is halfway over, one thing seems to be on most college student’s minds. How many more days until finals are over and summer finally begins? Summer vacation is fast approaching and will be here sooner than we know it.

Many students are anticipating everything summer vacation has to offer. Whether it is a great internship opportunity, road trip with friends, or vacation with the family, summertime is brimming with freedom and excitement.

After a semester of stress and busy schedules, most students look most forward to just being able to kick their feet up and have a break from the fast pace college life.

Take summer 2012 as a time to step back from the stress and bustling and try something new. Pick up a new hobby or finish that book you have wanted to read but didn’t have the time. Cross some things you have always wanted to do off your bucket list. Use the break to step out of your comfort zone and expand your opportunities.

Alyssa Richardson is a freshman majoring in communication.