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A Beginner’s Guide to Adulting on Campus in the Summer

I never understood adulthood until I had to buy my own silverware. While I was excited to start my new independent life (and first full summer out of my parents’ house), I was nervous to take on the responsibility of taking full care of myself. I couldn’t rely on late night burritos from Baker if I was hungry or the complimentary toilet paper in the residence hall bathrooms if I decided to eat the burritos.

The one perk of being an adult and having to purchase these kinds of things are the vast range of choices you have. There are so many different kinds of tissues, toilet paper, and soap to choose from. Between you and me, the highlight of my week is going to Walmart and doing a smell test of all the soap options.

While this newfound independent lifestyle is great… for about the first three days… it gets a little repetitive. Luckily, there are 50 other students staying on campus this summer and we put together a Snapchat group-chat so that we can share fun things that are happening around Huntingdon. Some of my favorites so far have been, visiting a new coffee shop called Downtown Joe’s, eating a burger buffet at a Vietnamese restaurant (no, we don’t know why either), or going to DelGrosso’s waterpark with my housemates, where we bought spaghetti (it’s an Italian amusement park).

It’s clear that there is always something to do around town, even if campus is dormant for the summer. And I’ve learned that sometimes you’ll have to carry a 20 pack of toilet paper around Walmart– but that’s just adulthood!