Summer Suggestions: 3 Things to Do This Summer


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Playing the new video game It Takes Two, from Electronic Arts, is one of the best things you could do this summer, says The Beacon’s Sam Sick.

Hi, I’m Samantha, and I’m going to let you guys in on a few fun, unique, engaging things to do that I have personally compiled together based on my experience. These are activities anyone can do to have a great time and make this summer one to remember!

1. Playing the video game It Takes Two

The first recommendation I have is to check out this new video game called It Takes Two, released by Electronic Arts on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox X. It is a very engaging and action-packed split-screen game. I heard about the game when it came out earlier this year, but I never took the chance to play it until recently. My boyfriend had been talking about it and I already had been familiarized with it, so we both decided to download the free trial to see what it was all about. As soon as we started playing, we knew this was already going to be one of the most fun games either one of us have ever played, and boy were we right. I highly recommend this game to anyone out there who has a friend, significant other or family member they can play with, because it’s like no other gaming experience. You play as these two parents who are in the middle of the divorce process, but they have a child who is completely heart-broken and affected by it all because she feels it’s all her fault. The parents are mysteriously put under a spell and transformed into dolls, and the whole game you and the other player are working together through missions to mend the relationship and get back into your real bodies to care for the daughter. Overall, it is such a great experience playing this game, I and would love to see more people give it the attention it deserves.

2. Visiting a Flea Market

My next fun activity to do over this summer is to go to a flea market. This would definitely be directed toward anyone our age who loves to go shopping for clothing, antiques, food and almost anything else. There is a very wide variety of vendors at flea markets, so you can find almost anything you imagine. I also really love going to these because of the vibe and scene at them, specifically the ones located in the LA area. The majority of people who go to these flea markets are around our age and share a lot of the same interests that young people have nowadays. I actually am going to be a vendor at a flea market soon, and I am really looking forward to it. I’ll be at the Rose Bowl flea market next weekend, on June 13th, and I’ve been saving a lot of clothing to sell at the market. I’m selling some clothes either because they don’t fit, I don’t like the way they look on me or simply because they got old. But like they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Honestly, I feel like that saying completely represents what flea markets are because they are just assorted goods that people lost interest in or no longer need, but someone out there is searching for those exact things. Either way, visiting a flea market is a great way to spend a weekend and find cool clothing, food and goodies with some friends.

3. Making the most of it…

I know this may sound cheesy, but I mean it when I say it. Make the most of it. Make the most of what you have. Make the most of who you have. Make the most of where you are. What I am trying to say is that you should cherish whatever you have now: the people you care about most, like your friends and family, the clothes on your back and roof over your head, and most importantly, yourself. You never know when or what will happen each day that passes. You might lose a favorite pen, or you might lose a loved one. Make sure to let the people around you know how much you love and cherish them. This summer I am going to spend a lot of time with my family and friends because it is my last summer before college, and my life is going to change forever.