Interns Weigh-In: Transitioning From College Into The Summer
Greg Norman, FNCU Editor
After another year of classes, projects, and exams, college students across the country right now are enjoying the summer months and time off from school.
Four Fox News interns from schools across the United States recently had the chance to speak up about what they look to enjoy this summer, and what they'll miss while home from school.
Kenny Contrata, Foxnews.com / JC Lamb, Media Relations / Matt Rushing, Studio B w/Shepard Smith / Taylor Samuel, Geraldo at Large
Q: What do you enjoy the most about the summer?
Kenny Contrata: The thing I enjoy most about summer is the beach. To get to a beach from Arizona you either have to go to San Diego or Mexico, but New York is perfect! I'm actually going to Long Beach on Saturday to soak up the sun and enjoy the water.
JC Lamb: It's definitely the time off from school and spending time home with my family, as well as the beautiful weather and opportunity to travel and relax. While I am continuing to learn a great deal outside of the classroom this summer while interning at Fox News, it is always nice to take a break from the grind of sleepless nights from studying and back-to-back class lectures.
I also love catching up with old friends from high school that I couldn't really see during the school year, as well as meeting up with college friends. I spent last weekend at Villanova watching the World Cup with nine of my other roommates who all converged on the house we are renting this year.
Matt Rushing: I enjoy the summer because it's beach season and I love being down in the South and going to the beaches. Everyone is so relaxed and having a good time. I love to just put my chair in the sand and not have a worry in the world.
Taylor Samuel: I enjoy the long daylight hours. I feel like I can get a lot accomplished in a summer's day since the sun is out past eight o'clock. I also enjoy spending time at the beach, offshore fishing, bright summer colors, and being able to vacation with friends and family without having to worry about studying for a test!
Q: What do you miss about your school?
Kenny Contrata (University of Arizona): I go to the University of Arizona in Tucson and the only thing I miss are my friends. The only thing to do [there] is go out to restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, so we end up spending hours in those kinds of places just to have somewhere to go.
JC Lamb (Villanova University): I would say that I miss my friends the most because I really enjoyed living in my apartment on West Campus this past year at Villanova with three of my best friends and being able to walk down the hall to see other friends. I also miss Villanova Basketball, which I am very excited to have start in the fall.
Another thing I miss is the food! I loved waking up and rolling out of bed while heading straight to one of the dining halls. Don't get me wrong- I love to cook at home, but it was very convenient to wait in line for two minutes and have scrambled eggs and bacon cooked up instantaneously.
Matt Rushing (University of Mississippi): I miss Ole Miss because of the atmosphere that surrounds it. The main thing I miss about it is football season. Football in the South is a way of life, and there's no better place during football season, than the grove.
Taylor Samuel (Valdosta State University): My school is absolutely beautiful. I went (graduating this coming July) to a small state university in southwest Georgia that is known for their attractive campus covered with palm trees and azaleas. My school offers, what I would consider, the best of both worlds: the extensive academic, cultural, and social opportunities of a major university and the close, one-on-one, personal attention found at smaller colleges. I think what I miss the most about my school is the extremely uplifting, and welcoming feeling that you could find in almost every aspect of the school-- in the staff, the students, the scenery...etc.