all i ever wanted!
tudents did approximately three
things this summer: they worked, went
to summer school, and watched T. V. A
lucky few actually took vacations. Not
to say they didn't have
ambitions...some of the summer
dreams were quite interesting.
For instance, freshman Christina
Panis wanted to go to the Virgin Islands. "But," she said, "I actually spent
it working and with my 'gangster'
boyfriend...getting into trouble,
spending money, and screwing around
with the law."
Anthony Settles, a post-baccalaureate student, made his dream a reality. "I attended an amateur astronomy
class at Brazos Bend...I enjoyed what I
did and I only wish I could have done
more," he said.
Many students who wanted to
travel ended up working or going to
summer school instead. "I failed algebra, worked three jobs, and never got
out of the city limits," said Staan Culver, a senior fine arts major.
Some students who worked did so
not only to support themselves, but
also to further their careers. For example, Gordon Washburn, a law student, interned at the United States
Then, of course, there were the students whose goal for the summer was
to do as little as humanly possible. "I
had no real plans other than to relax,"
said Randy Bazan, a senior journalism
"I started to write a book, but I actually ended up playing a lot of
Nintendo," said Travis G. Baker, a junior drama major.
Whatever students did for the
summer, you can be sure most of them
felt like sophomore Jennifer Van Akin,
a journalism major, who said, "It
sucked when the summer was over."
- Angela Snyder
Top: Students conquered Enchanted Rock, an ancient volcanic rock formation, in Freidricksburg, Tx.
Bottom: Road-tripping with (L to R) Scott Blank,
Greg Plavidal, Mark Smith, and Chuck Howard.
Photos by Angela Snyder. Right: Danielle Orrozco enjoys a respite from the sun during Summer II. Photo
by Gilbert Sifuentes. Far right: Sophomore Angela
Snyder visited Paris, France in August. In the background, the Eiffel Tower and The Eyptian Obelisk
can be seen. Photo by Alton Grey.
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