Aggie Insider: Pros and Cons of a College Station Summer

By: Austin Williams
By: Austin Williams

College Station, Texas- It’s that time again Aggies! Summer is upon us, which means two months of relaxing and doing whatever our hearts desire. The school semester ended only a few weeks ago as majority of the population of A&M went their separate ways to embark on the many adventures that summer has for them. However, not everyone had the privilege of leaving this town due to summer school, jobs, internships, etc. This may sound like a bad thing but I like to call these fellow Aggies “The Dedicated”. “The Dedicated” by their own free will decided to sacrifice a little bit of freedom in order to progress further into their future. In order to ease the doubts of those who decided to stay, I have compiled a short list of pros and cons to show what is and what is not so great about summer in College Station.

The Pros

•The town is empty. Now this one pro actually has many pros stemming from it due to the fact that less people in college station affects several aspects of life.
o No traffic.

o No wait at restaurants. This means go to Fuego as much as possible before the school year starts because Aggies love Fuego.

o For those who enjoy going to the movies, you no longer have to
stand in line for big summer movies.

o Northgate is never crowded.

o Get your swim suit on cause the pools are open and you most likely will have it all to yourself

• If you will be working in College Station for the summer, look at this as a plus because let’s be honest, you are getting paid.

The Cons

• Even though having no one in town can be a good thing, it can also be a bad thing. The thing that makes College Station so great is all the students that make up the population. Being in town alone can get boring, so I suggest convincing your friends to stay in town with you.

• Summer school. Majority of those who stay in College Station for the summer are here for summer school. If so, then I would bet on you having homework and no one likes having consistent school work throughout the year. If you are in this situation, just look at all the pros of an Aggie summer and hopefully they outweigh the cons.

My hope is that you, my fellow Aggies, make the best of your time in College Station this summer and hopefully this list of pros and cons encourages your decision to stay. This list by no means is the extent of what can happen this summer and I encourage those who read this to add their own pros and cons to the list. Here’s to a great summer! Thanks and Gigem!

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