Is it just me? It feels like summer was this distant dream I had a million years ago. STM, it seems like we never left! The late nights seem so long ago, the free time seems so fantastical. Obviously, I wasted my oh-so-precious summer vacation yet again. This got me wondering, what was the rest of our student body doing over the summer break?
I hit the scene, ready to ask you - the STM students - the hardest question a student can receive come September: What did you do over the summer? Perhaps it is because interviews are a new occurrence in the school, but I received a lot of resistance from students. You would have thought I asked them to comment on the economic crisis of 2008, for the number of time I heard, “No comment.” Not only was I occasionally full-on rejected, I also received some very sarcastic remarks (you know who you are…), which were not appreciated. Relax, for future reference, if a MORE News reporter comes up to you to get a quote, he or she isn't going to follow you home and count how many times you watch One Direction videos - they just really want a quote.
Many students used their free time to visit a new place, like Alisa (Grade 11) who said she, “… went to P.E.I.” Others went to tropical, yet closer, destinations - people like Tamera (Grade 10) who went to the “Beach" and Morgan (Grade 9) who “…went wakeboarding.”
There were some great concerts happening this summer as well. Nardos (Grade 12) said she, “…went to Toronto to see Florence and the Machine.” Both the B-52s and Lights played at Festival of Friends this summer and lots of STM students went and enjoyed the fried food, rides and entertainment.
Of course, there were some ways to spend summer vacation which weren't as glamorous. Some students got jobs and became very, very rich (I would assume) like Meagan (Grade 12) who said, “[She] worked.” I think my favourite response to this question was from Adrianna (Grade 12) who stated quite plainly that she did “Nothing,” over the summer. I think every student at one point or another did the exact same thing. That’s the best part of summer! The ability to do absolutely nothing is a gift that no student truly appreciates until it’s gone. So STM, enjoy every moment, whether in school, summer, a nice tropical vacation, a cool concert, at work, or even when you’re doing nothing, because you won’t truly appreciate until it’s gone.