Summer 2, 2024

Top 5 State/National Parks I Have Hiked

By Kathryn Tanaka

As the summer season comes to an end, so does the free time to go exploring nature. Many find hiking calming and a way to break away from everyday life. The sound of rustling leaves replace commuter traffic as well as all the anxious thoughts in our heads. I cannot go hiking any time soon, so here are memories of some of the state and national parks.

Best Summer Hangouts

By Laura Lipcsei

Summer is the best time to hang out with friends. It’s filled with plenty of free time, wonderful weather, and many different places to go. So what are the best sites to spend time with friends? I will be ranking my favorite spots based on the prices, variety of shops, environment, and food.

Global Glimpse

By Marina Halbert

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed.” In this quote, Pico Lyer truly summarizes my experience this summer as I traveled to Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic with Global Glimpse. An international travel program, Global Glimpse encourages rising seniors to gain personal agency and a global perspective by going on a trip to a foreign country with unknown peers for two weeks the summer before their senior year. Although I originally applied to Global Glimpse because it seemed like a fun and novel experience for the summer, I actually ended up having the time of my life making new friends and learning about different cultures.
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