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10 Recurring Ruminations Every College Student Taking Summer Classes Has Pondered

A test due on a Monday in the summer? Wow, I guess this whole summer class thing is a lot more work than I'm cut out for.


Every summer tons of students make the decision to take classes to either catch up in school or maybe just get ahead. It always sounds like a good idea at first, but you'll be regretting your decision in a few weeks (or days) time. These hilarious quotes will leave you either laughing over how relatable they are or thanking yourself for deciding not to take a class this summer break.

1. "How in the hell did my advisor convince me to do this"


Your advisor may be super intellectual and know what they're talking about when they first advised you to take classes this summer, but they don't REALLY know you. Maybe you're just not the type of person cut out to spend their summer studying away. Some students just need a vacation, and that's totally understandable.

2. "Where are all my friends? Now I have no one to study with"


Being in school over the break means it's pretty likely not a lot of your friends are still at school with you. You'll find yourself missing your old study buddies and dreading going to the library alone.

3. "Did my professor really just assign homework to be due every day of the week???"


It's as if some teachers have nothing better to do all summer than make your life miserable. Sorry that some people would like to spend their summer doing more than just sitting at a desk.

4. "I have a test due Wednesday??? That was supposed to be my beach day"


You constantly will find yourself having to cancel plans to finish studying for a test or working on schoolwork. It really kills the summer vibes.

5. "Ugh sorry guys I can't go out tonight I have homework due at midnight"


You'll realize that procrastination truly is your worst enemy in the summer. Suddenly all your time is spent either doing homework or stressing about when your next homework is due.

6. "I have no motivation to do ANYTHING today"


Often you'll realize that you have no energy left to do anything even remotely related to learning. It's like your brain just needs to take a break, kick back, and relax. Some days are just gonna to be more productive than others.

7. "Caffeine and the heat totallllly don't mix"


Unlike in school during the rest of the year the summer has you sweating overtime you walk out. This creates a real issue when you wanna go for a mid-day coffee binge and then leaves you feeling like you're dying.

8. "Oh, no... I totally forgot to submit that assignment while out of town for vacation"


Multitasking is not for everyone. Of course you think you can do it all, have a fun summer vacay while also keeping up with your summer schoolwork, but it's nearly impossible. How can I be expected to remember to write a paper on the civil war while I'm laying on the beach in Cabo???

9. "Why did my friends tell me this wouldn't be that hard, that was totally a lie!"


Listening to everyone talk about their positive experiences taking summer classes gets really old when you realize that was a definite lie. Yeah, it great afterward when you have all these extra credit hours saved up, but at the moment you feel like your dying. Don't worry, you get through this summer eventually.

10. "Wow, I'm gonna be so ahead in school, I'll barely have to take any classes this fall"


The real reason to take summer classes, to get ahead to that you can spend more of your time at school having good ole fun. You'll be happy you spent your summer drowning in essays when football season comes around and you have a lot less schoolwork to worry about than usual. Sometimes it's just nice to give yourself a break and only take 12 credit hours a semester.

You may think your summer is a total bummer right now, but you'll be thanking yourself later. No one LIKES taking summer classes, but I promise you'll get through it.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.


To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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The Complete Bucket List For Summertime In Suburban Chicago

Biking, swimming, hiking and more should all be included in your summer to do list!


The final countdown to the end of the school year has begun and the light is starting to shine at the end of the tunnel. Summer is just around the corner, and if you're just as eager as I am to jump out of the classroom and into a pool, these Chicagoland summer activities are for you!

1. Head to Morton Arboretum!

If it's a little too chilly for the pool, head over to the beautiful Morton Arboretum in Lisle. With miles of hiking, a children's garden, a troll hunt, and great photo spots, it's a great way to get outside and enjoy everything that nature has to offer!

2. Enjoy The Fabyan Windmill and Japanese Gardens.

In the Batavia and Geneva area, there are two great parks right across the Fox River from each other! My family has brought our bikes to Fabyan Windmill on the Batavia side, and biked across the bridge over to the Japanese Garden on the Geneva side! You could even bike north up the Fox River Trail to downtown St. Charles. Bring a picnic, bikes, maybe even some fishing gear, and you are guaranteed to have a great day by the Windmill on the river.

3. Have some fun in the sun at Raging Waves Waterpark.

Looking for a great way to cool down? Make sure to add Illinois' Largest Waterpark to your summer bucket list! Raging Waves is my favorite water park because of the big slides, wave pool, and lazy river. Some days, you'll be waiting in line for what seems like forever, but, if you go on a cold or cloudy day the lines are nonexsistent...meaning more slides and more fun for everyone!

4. Go to a Chicago Cubs game!

Baseball is back and I am too excited to watch my favorite team, the Chicago Cubs! There's nothing better than the Wrigleyville buzz on game day as crowds pour into historic Wrigley Field, ready to cheer for their beloved Cubbies!

5. Check out some of Chicagoland's coolest Zoos.

You can't go wrong with a day at the zoo! Whether you visit Brookfield Zoo or Lincoln Park Zoo, you are guaranteed to have a wild time seeing animals from around the world!

6. Head to Sci-Tech for a day full of fun!


Rainy day? Find a local museum! Sci-Tech is a children's science museum in Downtown Aurora, so if you'll be nannying all summer like I will be, put this on the list of activities to do with the kiddos!

7. Go on a bike ride!

Hop on the Illinois Prairie Path or Lake Shore Drive to enjoy the scenery! The Illinois Prairie Path stretches from Maywood to the Fox River, so you can hop on in any town in between! Or, if you're in Downtown Chicago, rent a Divvy Bike and ride along the lakefront trail for beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the Skyline.

8. Venture off to Starved Rock State Park

Voted the "#1 Attraction in the State of Illinois" this is one location that you have to visit! Between the trails, waterfalls, historical activities, and even some children activities, Starved Rock is perfect for all ages!

9. Go Mini-Golfing!

If you don't feel like hopping into the pool, or maybe it's cool and cloudy, take up a game of golf...or mini golf...or disc golf! If you're in the suburbs of Chicago, you can find great deals and Groupons for mini golf at Wilderness Falls in Bolingbrook, Lost Mountain in Woodridge, or Coyote Crossing in West Chicago! Or, if you're looking for some disc golf, Knoch Knolls in Naperville has an 18 "hole" course.

10.  Spend a day in Chicago!

After spending a summer in suburbia, you may want to spend a day in the bustling City of Chicago. You could go on an architecture tour down the Chicago River, visit the "Bean" at Millenium Park, go shopping on Michigan Ave, and ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier

I am so excited to head home for the summer and enjoy everything Chicagoland has to offer. Even with online summer classes, it is important to take some study breaks and get outside and explore everything around you!

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