Summer looms ahead: Students must decide early on specific plans


The Fraternity House of Tau Kappa Epsilon in Champaign. ME Online

By Sky Opila

Even though we may not be able to believe it with all this cold weather now, the summer months are fast approaching.

Every summer, many students make the decision to either stay on campus or return to the comfort of their parent’s house with home-cooked meals.

After making their decision, students who plan to stay on campus have many other tasks to undertake.

Finding an apartment to sublease is one of these tasks, and it is not always easy. Trying to find the perfect sublease is a task that can take months to set in stone.

Once the living quarters are arranged, students are faced with the struggle of figuring out what they are going to do in a deserted Campustown for an entire summer.

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Some students choose to take class. This seems like the perfect thing to do because you get to take only a few hours of class and are allowed to lighten your load for the upcoming semester.

However, what classes should you take? Do you take the easy courses and have a blow off summer or do you try to get the hard classes out of the way?

The University does not offer every single class they usually have, so figuring that out first is an important step.

Thirdly, students need to secure a job. Maybe some people have the luxury of not having a need to work, but others, like myself, need to spend our summers at the Daily Illini attempting to make a living wage.

Whatever the choice may be, it is something you need to figure out before it’s too late.

After these three major tasks and some other minor details have been arranged, students living on campus over the summer get to enjoy the quiet campus and easy access bars.