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All Ages View – End of School is Almost Here

By Leia Johnson

The end of the school year is approaching and there’s nothing I’d rather do than study for finals! The best way to get through the long grueling hours of preparing for exams is to spend some free time enjoying the good things in life. I’m especially excited about the new room at Escape Modesto. Along with their “King Tut’s Tomb” and “Prison Break” rooms, they now have CSI: Modesto. Piecing together the clues of a murder, and finding your way out of a locked room sounds like an hour well spent.

As you may have concluded from my previous articles, I love the outdoors and I love my friends. Over spring break, my group all got together and went to the Farmer’s Market. It was a day filled with fresh fruit, flowers, and photos, and will continue as a tradition. Check it out on Thursday and Saturday mornings on 16th Street right next to the County Library. Speaking of fresh fruit starting in May, Blueberry Bluff will be open for picking. This is a fun way to get your hands a little dirty…and without a doubt a delicious way as well. For more information, visit

My typical picking companion and I decided that we had some much-needed summer shopping to do. What better place to shop than in each other’s closets? Whether it’s a sibling or a dear friend, there are so many things you may no longer want, but maybe a friend would, and vice-versa. You can do the same trading with prom dresses, for those of you who don’t want to spend a ton of money on a one-night event. Another fun place to shop would be a local thrift store, I consider thrift store shopping to be hardcore treasure hunting.

Despite all these cool things that I’ve suggested to you, I encourage every student to study hard so that you can have a great summer and a great life! Maybe coordinating study sessions at Queen Bean or the Library will help you get that much more “prepared”. Finally, here are some songs that will get me through the last quarter “Magic” by The Cars and “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac. My favorite song right now is Dooley Wilson’s “As Time Goes By”, from Casablanca. Both the song and the movie are wonderful.

I hope everyone has a great May; I can’t believe how quickly the school year went!

Much Love Motown!!



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