By Lauren Cerda, intern
Without the relentless schedule of work or school, you might find yourself with too much time and not enough to do this summer. Boredom hits hard; it hits fast.
Though the idea of the dog days of summer originated with the ancient Greeks (as most Western things do) and though its original meaning as the hottest days of the year cued images of devastation and catastrophe (as most Greek things do), I propose a different interpretation. The dog days of summer are an opportunity. A chance to combat stifling boredom by trying new things, meeting new people, and going places you’ve never been before!