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The Journal Rewired

The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

Summer lovin’

How to entertain yourself and your friends during the summer season


As the sun’s rays kiss our skin and the bird song fills the air, students are reminded that summer is right around the corner. And with a whopping 9 weeks of break, these summer essentials are must-haves for the season.


  1. Records of your favorite albums

Summer is the season where you don’t know what day it is. and what better way to get lost in time than by listening to your favorite music. Everyone knows there is no better way to listen to music than to play a record, especially with new albums from top artists like Billie Elish, Bon Jovi and Willow Smith. The time is now to get these albums and enhance your summer experience tenfold.


  1. Aloe vera plant for those lobster days

Everyone knows to wear sunscreen. But it takes one time to forget and now you look and move like a lobster. That’s when aloe vera comes in to save the day. This plant, whether used in a gel tube or just the herb itself, is magic for sunburn. It cools down your skin, is anti-inflammatory and reduces wrinkles. To keep your skin glowing and smooth, aloe is a must have on any summer day.


  1. Fire pit for those summer nights

When it comes to core memories, fire pits are where they are made. It’s a must-have for your yard and is an inexpensive way to spend quality time with your family and friends. Summer nights have such a vibe and a great way to experience it is by glowing embers coming from a fire pit.


  1. Going to the zoo

There are a lot of places to be in Indy. but one that shines over them all is the Indianapolis Zoo. They have tons of events taking place all summer round as well as a vast collection of animals and activities. Whether it’s petting sharks, feeding parrots or trying their many delicious food options, the zoo is an essential part of a good summer.


  1. Walking the canal

If you are looking for something to do over the summer, then I couldn’t suggest the canal walk more. It is a man-made canal that is near many big attractions such as the Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, White River State Park, Eiteljorg Museum and the Indiana State Museum, not to mention the activities that are available on the canal. Walking the canal offers a little bit of everything and is best in the summer when you wanna spice up your life.


  1. Soldiers and Sailor Monument

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis, “Monument Circle,” is one of the best photo opportunities offered in Indy. The 264 foot tall tower is surrounded by little shops and restaurants that you can go to. If you go at dusk, you would hear an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra playing an original score paying tribute to the monument.

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Nathan Switzer
Nathan Switzer, Business Manager, News Reporter
I’m Nathan Switzer and I’m the Business Manager and a news writer for The Journal this year. I am a sophomore so this is my first year on The Journal. I'm excited to continue to do my part on the staff and be included in the Southport community. Other than being the Business Manager, I enjoy staying at home and watching movies. I really enjoy the movies “10 Things I Hate About You" and “Spider Man Homecoming. I like how relatable the characters are and how funny the movies are. I also like to listen to music from Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish. I enjoy going thrifting at a place called Falling Prices. It's a place where discarded Amazon packages are held and you can just buy the boxes for $1 and you never know what you are going to get. What I do get is earth toned clothes because my style is very leaning towards a minimalist earth tone living. I also enjoy going to the SHS football games and events. I'm also a certified member of Spell Bowl. Even though I am really bad at spelling, that's why I joined. I strive to improve myself this year and become a better human.

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