apn’s summer plans

As the spring semester winds down and comes to an end, here are our plans for this summer. Thank you for continuing to support, and read all of our content! 

JESSICA COLLINS

DEPUTY EDITOR

Photo by Dominik Jirovský on Unsplash

This summer, I’m starting an internship at our local newspaper, which I’m very excited about because I am focusing on sports reporting and writing, which I enjoy. I hope I can gain more experience with that. Also, I’m turning 21 this summer, so I will be celebrating that, following COVID-19 guidelines. Hopefully, we will be going camping a lot more this summer, because last year, we couldn’t go, because the pandemic was at its peak. I hope this summer will be more active than last because I feel like I wasted the previous summer.  Although, that was probably necessary given the circumstances.

jonas ward

staff writer

Photo by Jonas Ward

After this semester, I want to just slow down for a bit. I want to spend more time outside doing activities like fishing or hiking. I have a few projects that I want to finish that I have been putting off. I also want to start practicing guitar again. I have not had time to do that all semester. I want to do some work on my cars; also, it is hard to dedicate time to other activities. I also want to travel much more; I love to do that a lot. The main thing I want to do this summer is to relax. 

KATIE KALLAMNI

STAFF WRITER

Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash

For the summer, I hope to be working at the same job I had during the winter break. It was fun being in the city, and the pay wasn’t bad. If I cannot get that job, I will find some other form of work, possibly in the restaurant industry. This summer I also would like to take a few camping trips. I love hiking, kayaking and swimming, so I’m planning to get outdoors as much as I can. I definitely feel like I need time to recharge before next semester. Narrowing down my career path would also be great. I love the sun and going to the beach, so I will for sure be spending a lot of time there. I am certainly looking forward to summer.  

ASHLEY ST. JOHN

STAFF WRITER

Photo by Kyle Tran on Unsplash

My main plans for the summer aren’t that exciting. I plan to work full time at the job I have at home and make as much money as I can. I’ll also be taking an online Gender and Women Studies class because I would really like to pick that up as a minor. On a more exciting note, I plan to visit my best friends on Long Island at least once or twice. With those same friends, we may be visiting Six Flags at some point too. We’re all huge fans of amusement parks, so if we’re unable to visit Florida to go to Disney, another possible plan, but we’re still unsure about it, then we definitely want to go to Six Flags. Besides those couple of possible plans, I’ll probably just be hanging out at home by my pool all summer or hanging out at Lake George, which is only 15 minutes away from me!

NICKIE HAYES

STAFF WRITER

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This summer, for me, will bring some exciting new adventures. I am most thrilled about what comes at the end of my summer in August. I will be participating in the National Student Exchange program and attending the Western Oregon University. I will be driving across the country with my partner to a place we have never been before. I have never left the East Coast of the United States. Just thinking about our road trip and living in a completely new area is insane to think about. I know I am really stepping out of my comfort zone to do this, but why not take the opportunity to go to school across the country! 

carly newton

staff writer

Photo by Mark Cruz on Unsplash

This summer, I will be working a lot at the same job I’ve had for the past few years. With that being said, I want to make time to travel and spend a lot of time outdoors. I’ve been looking at my computer many hours every day for the past few months, and I would like to take advantage of my free time this summer. I want to go on a road trip, hike, exercise, eat ice cream, visit new places, fish and take a lot of pictures. I have high hopes for the summer, and I want to make the most out of it by spending it with people I love as well.

ALEX LEISENFELDER

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Photo by Gerrie van der Walt on Unsplash

This summer will be bittersweet for me. It’ll be the first summer I won’t be planning out my next year of college and instead be tossed out into the “real world.” 

Graduating will mark a new chapter in my life, where I can start doing the things I’ve always wanted to do and work towards my long-term goals. While looking for a job will be a top priority, I’m also looking forward to some other things

I’ll finally meet my friends, which sounds weird, I know, but they live in Iowa, and I’m in New York. Back in high school, I met them for the first time online, and we have been playing video games together for over six years together now. I even get to meet another one of my online friends this summer as well.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of them and will probably shed a few tears when I step off that plane to greet them for the first time in person and not over a Discord call.

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