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What the Staff is Doing this Summer

Maya Palavali
Maya Palavali at Pietro’s Bakery & Cafe.

Maya Palavali

Summertime for me means I have more time and effort to work on projects of my own. I always clean my room as a way of calming myself; it’s great I’m able to make this a weekly habit. Whenever I feel the urge, I stop what I’m doing, pull up my monthly Spotify playlist and organize. Getting into the rhythm of folding my clothes allows my mind to wonder. I make sure to stay productive while letting myself breathe. 

Iniya Nathan
Iniya Nathan enjoying an Oberweis milkshake.

Iniya Nathan

Over the summer, my favorite thing to do is read. For me, reading is the best way to rest and reset for school.

Going on vacation and going out with friends is also another I enjoy in order to refresh and relax before the upcoming school year. Everyone has their favorite places to visit, but I prefer to go someplace new each time. My advice for people on how to relax during the summer is to participate in activities you enjoy.

Angelina
Angelina Liu at Napoli’s Italian Kitchen & Market.

Angelina Liu

When the temperatures start going up, my overall attitude improves. I love the sunshine and warmth summer brings, although living in Texas means that to the extreme. Summer is a time where I can work, learn and have time for photography and reading. One of my favorite activities is to sit by the pool, listen to music and tan while reading a romance or mystery novel. Another of my favorite activities is taking a drive at night and feeling the warm breeze through my hair while listening to a summer playlist my friends and I made. Through these activities, I can recharge for the coming school year. Sadly, my family doesn’t travel in the summer, although I have often begged them to.

Asia Nicole Alcorn
Asia Nicole Alcorn, and her son Zane Alcorn, at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark.

Asia Nicole Alcorn

During the summer, I like to relax. You know, like fun in the sun. I enjoy water parks with my family, good food and a refreshing beverage. I also like to binge-watch shows. I am currently watching “Summertime” and “El Dragón.”

Kendall
Kendall Gayle Washington floating in the waters of Hawaii.

Kendall Gayle Washington

In the summer, I like to prepare for the new school year while still having fun.

My goal each year is to come back mentally, physically and spiritually stronger. As a Cancer woman, I love the water and swimming is my favorite activity during the summer. I can always binge-watch shows, but summer is where I become one with the water.

Nycorta Diaz Mabry, Jr.
Nycorta Diaz Mabry, Jr. enjoys a Starbucks refresher on a hot summer day.

Nycorta Diaz Mabry, Jr.

Summer is the season I look forward to the most. It’s a time of joy and laughter. It’s a time for midnight explorations. In Michigan, the summer is filled with cold, dreary weather. I love summer because during those three months, memories you’ll always remember are made.

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