Students are out and about

As the weather once again warms up, Students talk about their favorite outdoor activities

Linda Ramirez, Page Editor

“I think the outdoors is beautiful and really refreshing, especially right now when all of us are stuck in the house,” Nadia Perdue, said, senior.

As a member of the Environmental Clubs leadership team, she spends much of her time enjoying nature.

“I like to walk outside on the hiking trail near my house,” she said. “I actually prefer it over using a car to get to certain places, like getting to the school. There’s also sports I like to play volleyball in the backyard with my sister. I also enjoy gardening, although I don’t do it as much as I’d like.”

Dorsa Farahani, freshman, enjoys being outside just as much.

“My favorite thing to do is to watch the sunrise and set,” she said. “It is extremely gorgeous, and the color of the sky is stunning.”

Nadia frequently spends her time outdoors with her sister, a passing time she finds to be most memorable and relaxing.

“There’s a small stream that runs through our backyard, and my little sister and I go back there sometimes to just hang out,” she said. “During Spring Break, the two of us spent more than an hour by the stream, throwing rocks into the water and just talking to each other. It sounds boring, but it was actually really enjoyable, and a good way for the two of us to bond with each other.”

When asked what draws her to nature,  Dorsa says she’s there to admire the scenery.

I notice my surroundings, especially the sky,” she said. “I believe sunrises and sunsets are among the most magnificent achievements of nature.”

Despite being fond of spending time away from their rooms, neither believe they achieve getting out as much as they should.

“To be honest, I wish I could spend more time outside,” Nadia said. “In the summer, I used to spend a lot of time in the backyard. Hopefully, as the weather gets nicer, I’ll be able to take better advantage of the outdoors.”

Dorsa intends to get out quite frequently in her own best interest.

“I feel it is necessary to go outside at least three to four times a week,” she said. “That’s why I have recently started going on walks more often.”

By their own witness, these two students are not the only ones who have recently been in touch with the outdoors.

“When I’m walking on the hiking trail alone or with my dog, I’ll see other kids my age doing the exact same thing,” Nadia said.

There seems to be common favorites according to Dorsas observations.

“It usually involves doing an activity like skateboarding or biking with friends,” she said.

Another way students may find themselves able to get out of the house, is by participating in an event to be held by the Environmental club on Monday the 26.

Students will be able to enjoy the courtyard while planting wildflowers. The goal of this gardening day is to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, in order to bring awareness to the drastic fall of their populations.

“Pollinators are especially crucial to our environment and food industry, so it’s important for us to preserve them for as long as we can,” Nadia said.