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Take time for yourself during the summer

By Thresher Editorial Board     4/16/24 10:17pm

The academic year’s close means this issue will be our last until the fall semester, which gave us some time to reflect on what our editorial for our last issue should look like. 

Between NOD’s early shutdown, the Rice Memorial Center’s redesign and an alleged Student Association “power grab,” we’ve written many editorials expressing our views on pressing issues affecting our campus community.

However, as the summer approaches, we want to go in a bit of a different direction. 

Some of our readers will be graduating and moving beyond Rice. Some will be studying for the MCAT, the LSAT or the GRE while simultaneously undertaking other responsibilities like research, an internship or Orientation Week advising. 

This summer, set aside some time for yourself in the midst of all of your commitments. Take a break. Develop a new hobby, go on a morning hike, sit in some grass — whatever it is, just take some time for yourself.

We’ll follow our own advice, too. In the spirit of summer, we’d like to share some of our own plans. 

One of us will be exploring catacombs in Prague, visiting the Kafka Museum and being very annoying about it. Another one of us will be chugging hotel breakfast smoothies. Some of us will be attending music festivals, singing karaoke at home in Seoul, camping out outside film festivals, perusing coffee shops, adopting cats, looking at mountains, obsessively updating our Letterboxd and — of course —  drunkenly playing golf on the public course. Not that we endorse that, for what it’s worth.

Whatever suits you best, please take some time for yourself this summer — you deserve it.

Editor’s Note: Thresher editorials are collectively written by the members of the Thresher’s editorial board. Current members include Riya Misra, Spring Chenjp, Maria Morkas, Prayag Gordy, Sarah Knowlton, Sammy Baek, Shruti Patankar, Juliana Lightsey, Arman Saxena and Kathleen Ortiz.

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