The Beauty Of An Empty College Campus During The Summer
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The Beauty Of An Empty College Campus During The Summer

Summers on campus are anything but stressful.


The spring semester has officially come to a grueling finish and the majority of students have made their way back home to enjoy a school-free summer vacation, leaving the college campus empty of bustling life. No longer are the buildings jam-packed with overwhelmed students, and the library can finally be the peaceful place it has always meant to be. Although not completely empty, considering there is still a small number of hard-working students who are taking classes during the summer, the campus is still nowhere near as intensely packed as it is during the fall and spring semesters.

There is a certain sense of tranquility that one gets when walking through a college campus during the summer. During the summers, you can actually hear the birds chirping through the tall trees, as opposed to stressed out college students screaming in agony. You can actually appreciate the beautiful architecture of your campus, and take in its history because you will not be distracted by students and their bicycles trying to run you over as they rush for class.

The campus during the summer is a gentle reminder that college isn't all bad- yeah, you most likely have PTSD at this point and start to shake in a panic no matter what time of year you step foot into a college building- but at least during the summer, there aren't as many students around to judge you for your panic attack.

There really is a certain beauty behind a college campus during the summer- maybe its the warmth of the sun as it burns your face as you try to walk to class, or the beads of sweat that somehow never go away no matter how many times you wipe them off your face. Maybe it's knowing that you were one of the strong ones who decided to persevere and take classes during the summer, and the campus is all yours for the taking during the next couple of months.

As you stumble along through your college campus this summer, take a deep breath and look around at the beauty that surrounds you. Appreciate the empty paths, the quiet of the library, and the chirping of the birds, for in a few months, the fall semester will begin once again, and the peace of summer will fade away into the air, and all that will remain on campus is stress and puddles of tears from the incoming freshman.

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