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School is almost out – find ways to enjoy summer
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The opinions stated in this article are solely those of the author and not of The Davis Clipper. 

There is just a little over a week – a matter of days – to freedom. The seniors will be released from their four year sentence (also known as high school) and the juniors and sophomores get to take a step up in the school—mainly, the juniors get to park on the Senior Bench and the sophomores are no longer sophomores…need I say more? 

More importantly – summer. Sweet, savory summer. Whether filled with vacations, sports, volunteer work, or friends, there is something about it that is undeniably charming. Maybe it’s the absence of school or maybe it’s…no, it is defiantly the absence of school. 

Now, what I am really going at, Vikes, is the gateway to summer. Yearbook day through that first weekend after school ends. Those first few days of liberty from the responsibility of education (not to say that we aren’t extremely grateful) are sometimes the most precious. Now, it may just be me, but I am always wondering what my friends and I are going to do for those days. We want to actually do something beyond standing in a group and staring at our phones, but what that might be is a mystery. I get the feeling that we aren’t the only ones, so I’m going to spout off a few ideas that might make your first days of summer all the better.

We all know that food is a vital part of a good time. If you are going for cheap, hit up DQ’s $5 lunch or a $2 shake at McDonald’s. For those of you who are a little more exotic and adventurous, head on over to Fuji Sushi. I swear their rolls are to die for! Of course there are several other places that can’t be ignored (Kneader’s all-you-can eat French toast for starters…), but I think you can figure that out. 

The real problem is what to do. Go to a park—a change in scenery is just the ticket in some cases. You’ll probably find me, however, at Me Before You, a movie that comes out that weekend. Talk about good timing. I can also recommend Station Park, though it’s not for you if you have something against crowds; bowling at Bountiful Bowl, just for a change of pace; or going for a hike. In case you haven’t noticed, Vikes, we live about five minutes from the mountains. Give the Deuel Creek Trail a try or even the switchbacks up at Freedom Hills Park a try. 

If nothing else, Vikings, enjoy your summer! I promise it is coming and will be here before you know it. As to those seniors, best of luck to you wherever you are going. I’d say we’d miss you, but that opening at the Senior Bench is looking pretty good!

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