Our favorite memories made over the summer – The Channels

Clockwise, Pedro Granados, Melissa Garcia and Maria Chaidez kissing in Cabo San Lucas on Saturday, July 16. Jenna McMahon and Avery Black share a laugh during a water balloon fight with their friends on Thursday, July 21 at La Brezza in Santa Barbara Calif. YG performs Wednesday, May 18 at Stanford. Yarrow Hogan takes a seat to enjoy the scenery while hiking a mountain in Pinnacles National Park, California on Friday, June 17.

Summer is over and The Channels has a new editorial board for the fall semester. As we prepare for this season’s work, the editors cling on to their final game of summer by recalling some of their favorite moments.

Melissa GarciaChief Editor

The waves were crashing against the boat as we sailed through the Pacific Ocean en route to the Cabo San Lucas arch. This made the ride bumpy at times, but all the more exciting. Over the summer, my family and I spent a week in San Jose del Cabo in Baja California Sur, Mexico, and my favorite experience was taking a sunset cruise with them. When we first went up we were greeted with refreshments and music as we found our way to a seat on the second level. We then enjoyed our self-serve tacos with rice and beans while the same playlist played repeatedly. Then my mom and I headed to the front of the boat where we danced to the YMCA song. At this point, we had finally reached the arch. We started taking lots of photos with him from all levels and all sides of the boat to make sure we got the perfect shot. At that moment, everything seemed surreal to not only see the arch, but to be in the middle of the ocean and have a view of the whole city from the other side.

Jenna McMahonphoto editor

The hot summer sun beat down as friends laughed while filling water balloons and snapping words. My favorite memory from that summer was when we had a farewell party for one of my roommates who was going to Penn State Law. His only request was that we have a giant water balloon fight before he left. The second she made that request, I texted to rally the troops and let them know the plan. The day came and all our friends gathered in our apartment to prepare for the fight. The water balloons were filled and ready to go just in time. We carried them all to an open space right next to our compound and as soon as we were all ready someone shouted “every man for himself” which started chaos. From then on, it was all fun and laughter as water balloons flew towards people from all directions. After all the balloons were thrown, we ordered a pizza and then decided, since we were already soaked, to go jump in the pool with our clothes on. It was the perfect end to a perfect summer day.

yarrownews editor

My most precious memories of this summer came out of pure spontaneity. No real obligations or being tied to homework or classes, my best times this summer were unplanned adventures. One morning in June, I woke up quietly expecting a normal day. I sat on my couch with a coffee and casually asked my roommate “what should we do today?” After a short banter, we packed up and started our four-hour drive up the coast to Pinnacles National Park. There we spent the day as happy as we could climb the mountains and hug large rocks on top of the cliffs. The following weeks were spent going up into the mountains and sleeping in the bed of a truck or finding new beaches to sunbathe. My big hurrah this summer was another spontaneous trip, however, this time we flew to Sayulita, Mexico. There, we spent our days doing something new, getting caught up in tropical storms and walking from town to town in the sweltering jungle heat. My last and last anecdote happened just before the new semester. After a beautiful sunset one night my friends and I decided to drive up to the Sierra Nevada. At 9 p.m. we put his dog in the back of my car and drove 5 hours to Kings Canyon arriving at 3:30 a.m. Waking up to mountains, streams, rocks and lakes, we returned home as the red morning sun kissed the peak. mountains. The best memories, in my experience, come from not planning anything at all but making the most of the time you have.

Sunny Silversteinopinion editor

This summer was honestly so different from all my other summers. This summer I didn’t travel or visit family, I stayed here in Santa Barbara and worked. I spent a lot of time with myself, which forced me to choose new hobbies and learn to enjoy my own company. I met a lot of new people and went to new places, but my favorite summer was going to a free concert with my best friends. On May 18, YG played Stanford for free and it was such a fun experience. I went there with four of my best friends and we got close to the stage. I even touched it! It was so much fun and he put on an amazing show, performing all my favorite songs. After the concert, we all went back to our hotel to eat and chat for hours. We stayed up so late talking that we could watch the sunrise from our hotel balcony. It was a beautiful moment to end a crazy weekend that I was grateful to spend with the people I love.