Best Summer Activities

Best Summer Activities

You don’t need to spend a lot of money or take a fancy vacation to make the most of your summer! The hottest season of the year, summer is about enjoying yourself and relaxing. Fortunately there are many ways to do so without breaking the bank. We here at Cumberland Chrysler Center have some of the best summer activities to help make this season a memorable one!

  • Food – Set summer out with a bang with a potluck picnic with your friends and family. Simply have everyone bring a dish and kick off the festivities! Summer is a great time for trying new grilling recipes as well. If all else fails, throw a backyard bash for the neighborhood. At the end of the day, it’s all about having fun!
  • Relax – There aren’t many activities that are more relaxing than taking a nap beneath the summer sun. Lay in the grass under a tree or set up a hammock on the porch. String lights to stretch the relaxation into the evening!
  • Exercise – Going for a hike or bike ride is a great way to bond with family and friends. No matter where you are, biking is a viable option and, if you don’t own a bike, go for a walk or hike instead!
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Tennessee Tech University Students Assist Handicapped Children

Tennessee Tech University

Everyone needs a helping hand now and again and the engineering students at Tennessee Tech University are there to help. For the 15th year mechanical engineering students have designed assistive technology, like an adjustable rowing bike, to help community children with special needs.

“Too often schoolwork feels like it is preparing us for tomorrow without really affecting anything today,” senior engineering student Matthew Powelson told Times-Gazette. “This project has been a great opportunity to apply the skills we have learned and do something that has an impact now.” Professor Stephen Canfield, who teaches mechanical engineering, estimates that 2,000 students have participated and created more than 250 projects.

Tennessee Tech University is undergoing major changes. Increases in student population have driven forward plan to expand the university. Among the changes are residential halls, the University Center, and parking. New buildings currently awaiting construction include a new science building, intramurals building, and adding more greenery to campus. You can check out the master plan here.