As the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, so does the high anxiety, stressful workload, and overall trauma all students have experienced. Summer 2021 has been highly anticipated as we students have looked forward to a break from the global pandemic and wearing masks for hours in classrooms that took a hold on our lives. 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, summer has already seemed to bring some normalcy back in students’ lives. 

Students can now look forward to the OC Fair’s return, starting July 16 and open every Wednesday-Sunday until August 15. Along with the OC fair, the Pacific Amphitheatre is back to full-force, with returning bands such as Rebelution.

Other than big events, restaurants and public parks are starting to open up to full capacity, allowing indoor seating, although masks are still required.