Shift to Summer
Published: Friday, May 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 01:05
In the next week, many of the students here at Lyndon State College will be packing up their things and heading home for the summer.
When heading home kids get to shift from school mode to summer mode. This means anything from jobs and summer sports to vacations and relaxation.
Transitioning from school to summer will not come without its own hitches though. Freshman Dylan Chase said that, “I’m defiantly going to miss all my friends I’ve made over the course of the year here.”
For others it’s going to be easier than others.
Eric Samson says, “I’m from a larger community than Lyndon, so going home for me is quite easy because there are many things to do to keep me busy.”
A good way for a college student to keep busy in the summertime is to get a job. Sophomore EJA Major Daniel Weiner works at Hannaford’s in Wells, Maine to earn some extra cash. “Summer jobs are crucial to any college student, with all the expenses we pay.”
Sophomore Courtland Hanley spends his summer working at a local Italian restaurant, as a pizza chef.
“I first started out as a lowly dishwasher,” Hanley says, “But I was able to get moved up and now I’m a pizza cook. I also do other things if they need it, like prep work and the dishes too.”
While most of the college kids are heading back home, freshmen Maggie Harrington has plans to say in the town of Lyndonville. She said her plans were to “Live at my apartment here in Lyndonville, and work to help pay for it.”
Expenses that students have to pay include that of housing and dining hall meal plans. While paying for the meal plan one of the options is Stevens Dining Hall, which you can have an unlimited amount of meals if you desire to choose as your plan.
Another expense that students pay are for books. While the books found in the Lyndon State bookstore tend be a little pricey, students usually find them online for a more reasonable price.
There are many things for students to do when the school year finally comes to a close and everyone is sent off to do whatever they so please.