Beat the Summer Heat

Lillian Hui, A&E Editor

The summer heat always gets to us, no matter what we do or where we are. It’s almost impossible to escape but there are some ways to feel just a bit cooler in that hot, sticky August weather. Here are some ways for you to stay cool this summer.

  1. Turn up the A/C, turn down the window! I know that was butchering the English language and grammar and probably doesn’t make any sense but you get the idea. Turn your air conditioner on and close your windows. This helps trap the cool air inside of the room you’re in so you’re not wasting money and staying cool in the summer heat.
  2. Turn off the lights! Unnecessary lights create more heat which I’m pretty sure is not what you want. The more energy you use, the more heat you’re creating. And if this must be added, since you’re already using the A/C nonstop for hours a day, your energy bill is only going to rise like crazy.
  3. Keep yourself hydrated! This is basic, common sense but sometimes we tend to forget if we’re too involved in a game or are too busy spending time with friends. Always keep a bottle of cold water with you, if possible. If you can’t, find an alternative like rinsing your face with cold water or keeping an ice pack with you. This may not be as effective as drinking ice cold water but it should do you some justice. It’s all about balancing the temperature of your body internally and externally. And if you dislike water, I’m sorry to say that an ice cold Coca Cola won’t be the best solution but of course, that’s up to you.
  4. Have an ice pop! These childhood novelty ice cream popsicles are one of the best ways to stay cool! They’re fruity, cooling, and just the best trip down memory lane. They’re the best refreshing treat you’ll find! And if you don’t have the money to buy any, make your own! Get a mold, add a base (this can range from plain water to lemonade or any juice you’d like), get some fruit or other flavors of juice, and pop them into the freezer. A great DIY for those scorching hot summer days!
  5. Stay inside! Of course if you really don’t have a need to go outside, don’t. This is even more basic common sense but people find it ridiculous to do so because all you’ll do is sit in front of the air conditioner and waste money. Well, I don’t know about you but I’d rather waste money on an energy bill than get a heat stroke.

These are just some of the ways to stay cool during the summer. Hopefully they can help when the weather is extremely hot and just know to play it safe. Don’t go out if you don’t have to. Stay safe everyone!



*Note: Skip to 3:05 to see how to make DIY popsicles at home.