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10 Things To Do Before The School Year Ends

If you ask a graduating senior for words of wisdom, they’ll probably tell you that college flew by, so you should savor every moment. But it’s easy to get caught up in routine and not explore the many pleasures of college. The best way to avoid this is to make a bucket list. Lucky for you, we can help. Here are 10 things to do before the school year ends:

1. Continue working on that beach body

As we all know, bikini season is soon to arrive. Whether you’ve been hitting the gym every day or want to, now is the time to do so. Make a healthy change, but still feel comfortable in your own body — whatever size you love. 

2Watch the sunrise

There’s nothing more uplifting than watching the sun peak its head up over the hills. It may be hard to open your eyes before the crack of dawn, but it’s definitely worth it when the moment arrives. To enjoy the sunrise to the fullest, find a nice spot — such as the top of Bishop or the P — to ensure the best view.

3. Attend Wildflower

If you haven’t heard of Wildflower, it is a triathlon near Lake San Antonio where many Cal Poly and Cuesta students volunteer. But this is no ordinary triathlon. It is known as the “The Woodstock of Triathlons” because of its festival-like atmosphere. All you need to do to join is make a team with a few friends and sign up!

4. Adventure to a new spot in San Luis Obispo

Explore the unknown. San Luis Obispo has so many unique places that need discovering. If you have some free time on the weekends, visit somewhere you have never been. The Sand Dunes, Morro Bay, Montana de Oro, Pirate’s Cove and Bishop Peak are all great places to start.

5. Attend a movie at the drive-in theater

Drive-in movie theaters are a great way to spend a chill Saturday night. Invite your friends or grab a date and head down to Sunset, near the Madonna Inn. Don’t forget to bring yummy snacks and a warm blanket to get cozy.

6. Day rage

Along with bikini season comes the season for day raging. Even if you are not a big partier, if you are 21 years of age or older you should at least enjoy one day party with your fellow classmates. We didn’t come to college to party, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t part of the whole college experience.

7. Pull an all-nighter

Whether you are spending all night studying or just spending the night with your friends, an all-nighter is necessary for your bucket list. Nothing screams college more than an all-nighter.

8. Spend an entire day at the beach

…Or multiple days. We’re in beautiful, sunny California, so enjoy the great weather by spending the day at the beach or pool. You’ll have tons of fun, while soaking up that Vitamin D.

9.  Have a picnic or BBQ

Another great way to enjoy the nice weather is to have a picnic or BBQ with a group of friends. If you head down to Cuesta Park, you and your friends can appreciate your meal with an array of other activities such as volleyball or playing horseshoes (they have a court for both!). Otherwise, try the beach or enjoy a picnic in the hills after a long hike.

10Go skinny-dipping

Skinny-dipping is a typical summer bucket list item, but why wait until summer? Skinny-dipping makes you feel alive and refreshed. Take a dip, but don’t be seen!

Julia is a Cal Poly student looking to work in marketing and public relations in the future. She has always identified herself as multicultural. She grew up, spending every summer in the Andes Mountain region of Ecuador, which soon became her second home. These summers inspired her love for the environment and the Latin culture. Today, she enjoys hiking, practicing yoga, and spending her days at the beach.
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