ISSUE 4: The Bucket List For An Epic Summer

Let’s have fun in the sun!


Photo Cecilia Cheng

Ella Garruto (’24) enjoys her food on a beautiful summer day at the Another Broken Egg Cafe.

Cecilia Cheng, A&E Editor

With exams being just around the corner, you know what that means! Summer is finally (almost) here! You can just feel it in the air, with this ridiculous heatwave that has got me literally glued to my air conditioner. Whether you plan on doing more studying over the break or just relaxing, we all need to have some fun after being under so much constant stress. Here are 15 ideas you can add to your summer bucket list.

  1. Go to a rage room: what better way to get all your stress out than destroying and breaking things.
  2. Have a lake day/pool party: have a fun day with your friends while also cooling off.
  3. Road trip: if you are anything like me, traveling with friends or family is one of my all-time favorite activities. You can make so many great memories and even explore new places.
  4. Go to a concert: The Weeknd is coming to Tampa on Aug. 4 along with Doja Cat! Buy a ticket before it’s too late!
  5. Pull an all-nighter: now that we don’t have to wake up at 7 a.m. every day, why not challenge yourself and stay up all night and have fun?
  6. Have a “food tour”: take a day and go around with your friends to find the best food in town!
  7. Beach day: a must-do for the summer. I mean, we live in Florida.
  8. Go thrifting: I went thrifting with my friends for the first time earlier this year and I had a blast! Going thrifting is great if you are looking for some new clothes on a budget.
  9. Have a photoshoot: time to spice up your Instagram with new pics!
  10. Tie-Dye day: although this can get a little messy, it is a new fun activity to try with your friends and family. You can even get your younger siblings to participate too.
  11. Movie night: you can never go wrong with these. Grab a bowl of popcorn, sit back and enjoy the movie.
  12. Have a painting/picnic day: I’m not the most artistic person, but I’ll definitely be there for the food.
  13. Go scuba diving: even though I have never done this before, it’s not a bad idea to get scuba certified over the summer.
  14. Learn a new skill: whether it be knitting or learning a new language, summer is the perfect time to learn something new.
  15. Escape room/Haunted mansions: I went to an escape room with a few of my friends last summer and had a blast! It’s definitely on my bucket list again for this summer. You won’t regret it!

Regardless of your plans over the summer, I think all of us deserved this long-awaited break. Now, go make this summer a blast and the best it can be! There is only ONE “summer 2022,” so make it worth it!