7 Tips For Making The Most Of Spring Semester On The Palouse

7 Tips For Making The Most Of Spring Semester On The Palouse

Just because Pullman is a small town but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do.

Pullman turns into a whole 'another town when the sun comes out. There are people in lawn chairs on their porches, music blasting, spike ball, waterslides, anything and everything that you can do outside. Just because Pullman is a small town but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. Here are some tips for making the most of springtime in Pullman.

1. Allergy pills

As soon as the sun comes out my allergies go crazy. Stock up on allergy pills from Costco so you don’t run out.

2. Snow boots and flip flops

You never know what Pullman weather will do. Last year, it snowed in April. Even when the sun is out, it can still be pretty chilly so stock up on fun spring colored layers. Now is usually when snow boots go on sale so it's the perfect time to purchase a pair for a better price.

3. Formal dresses

It’s formal season! Instead of buying new dresses, ask your friends or your friends friends to see if they have anything that might work for you.

If you have a ton of formal dresses you don’t need, now is the perfect time to sell them on WSU Free and For Sale. (or you can loan them out if you're feeling extra nice)

4. Date dashes

It’s also date dash season! Make sure to save up for date dash apparel! You can also get fun sunnies to wear that match your shirts.

If you hate making chug jugs as much as I do, Walmart or the Dollar Store has fun seasonal cups you can get instead.

5. Go to the lib

It’s so hard to study at home when you see everyone outside. If you have to study that needs to get done, go to the library so you don’t feel like you’re the only one with actual school work.

6. Sunsets and stargazing

Pullman sunsets are amazing. One of the most popular spots in the WSU water tower or if you need to do some grocery shopping after, the Walmart parking lot also has a great view. You can take a few blankets and some snacks and make a night of it! Or if you're up to it, you can make it a fun picnic date.

Pullman has tons of stars on a clear night. I have a secret spot that I like to go watch the sunset with friends but you’ll have to find your own.

7. Mini golf

For those who might not be suited for the driving range, there is a mini golf place by the Pullman-Moscow airport.

Cover Image Credit: Riley Scott

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52 Instagram Captions Perfect For Your Next Beach Vacation

Perfect for those beach daze.

Summer is officially in full swing. We are all looking forward to the adventures that await us. A lot of us have been dreaming about the day when we finally get to kick our feet up and relax by the ocean. If you find yourself getting ready for a trip to the beach then read these quotes to help get your in the mood for your vacation. Whether you are looking for an Instagram caption or are just trying to settle a bad case of wanderlust, here are 52 quotes on summer:

1. "Hello summer."

2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

3. "May you always have a shell in your pocket, and sand in your toes."

4. "Life is better with palm trees."

5. "Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose."

6. "Balmy nights, pink sunsets, and salty air."

7. "Talk to the sand."

8. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson

9. "Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach."

10. "Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure."

11. "The ocean is calling and I must go."

12. "Here comes the sun."

13. "If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes."

14. "I'm just a beachy kinda girl."

15. "As free as the ocean..."

16. "As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides..."

17. "Life's a beach. Enjoy the waves."

18. "A pineapple a day keeps the worries away."

19. "Let the currents guide your heart."

20. "Happiness comes in waves."

21. "Let's go somewhere where the stars kiss the ocean."

22. "My favorite color is sunset."

23. "I lost my heart to the sea."

24. "Sun, sand, and surf."

25. "Salt in the air. Sand in my hair."

26. "Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

27. "High tides and good vibes."

28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

30. "I'm happy anywhere I can see the ocean."

31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

33. "Girls just wanna have sun."

34. "Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." -Kellie Elmore

35. "Good times and tan lines."

36. "Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, endless summer, take me there."

37. "The ocean is calling."

38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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It's Still March But I'm Ready For Summer

Where are you summer?


I always get excited for fall and winter. And don't get me wrong, they are arguably the best seasons because they bring all the best things to us. Cute sweaters, adorable boots, and some snow are all things that make me extremely happy.

For about a month.

And after that month, I just get so tired of the cold weather and early nights. Let's be honest with ourselves: winter is exhausting.

It's March, it's still cold, and I'm completely ready for summer to be here already. Honestly, we can skip spring, because I am just in the mood for summertime.

Imagine it now: the sun doesn't set until 9 p.m., you can show off your cute new bathing suit, and you don't have to worry about wearing a coat every single time you go outside. Sound amazing, right?

Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. After all, we still have quite a bit of time until summer is here. At least two more months of snow and freezing cold wind separate me from the end of school year and the bliss of summer.

But even though there's still a lot of time to go until the summer, I can't help but be excited already. I can't help but be thinking about cute outfits I can wear once it's warm outside and all the amazing experiences I'll be able to have over the summer that I never get to do when it's cold outside and I'm stuck on campus.

Anyone else craving summer now?

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