50 Fun Things For Teens to Do Summer
Holly Ashworth

Don’t have any big vacation plans this summer? Then treat yourself to this list. Whenever you’re feeling bored, give it a look and pick something fun to do.

  1. Make ice cream sandwiches.
  2. Sell your old stuff at a garage sale. You’ll clean out your room and make a little cash at the same time.
  3. See one of those big blockbuster summer movies. Bonus points if it’s in 3-D.
  4. Build sandcastles on the beach.
  5. Get a job.

Read the rest of Holly’s article here.



University Art Gallery

Exhibit: May 24 – July 14, 2018

Joint Opening Reception:  Friday, June 1, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, in collaboration with The Las Cruces Museum of Art presents Here and Now, a regional, juried exhibition featuring works in all media. Here and Now includes works created by artists living and working within a 150 mile of Las Cruces. Paintings, prints, photographs, video, ceramics, and sculpture highlight the diverse approaches to creative expression found in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.



Star-Party-sticker_final-pdfStar Party

When: May 18, 2018
Where: La Cueva Picnic Area at Dripping Springs
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Attend the first Star Party for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Watch the sunset, moonrise, and the appearance of stars over Las Cruces through high-power telescopes provided by astronomy experts. Enjoy stories of ancient uses of the Night Sky for navigation and more. There will be a number of activities for all ages to learn about the night sky and its importance to all of us. No hiking required and some refreshment provided. There are restrooms and water available on site. Regular Vehicle Permit will be required at $5 per vehicle or Federal Lands Pass.



Study Tips for Final Exams

Check out academic expert’s advice on when to begin studying, how to know when it’s time to stop, and what to do the morning of an exam.  Read full article here.

  1. Understand your goals.
  2. Prioritize the tests that matter the most.
  3. Clarify the content and format of your exams.
  4. Aim to begin studying at least one month in advance.
  5. Learn how you study best.
  6. Take snack breaks.
  7. Know when to stop studying.
  8. Get a good night’s sleep.
  9. Relax

Summer Jobs

Summer break will soon be here.  If you’re struggling coming up with possibilities – check out these websites for ideas and/or check out these helpful books.

10 Great Summer Jobs for Teens

Teens and Working During Summer

Job Search Tips and Advice for Teens



Get A Job  Making Stuff to Sell by Ryan Jacobson

Turn your talent into cash! — Lemonade stand — Bake sale — Soap — Custom notebooks — Custom phone cases — Jewelry — Artwork — Scrapbook design — Spirit flags — Parting words.

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Get A Job Helping Others by Ryan Jacobson

You provide the service, they provide the cash — Lawn mowing — Yard services — Babysitting — Dog walking — Car washing — Garage organizing — Tutoring — Teaching social media — Parting words.


Get A  Summer Adventure Job by Ryan Jacobson

Describes a selection of summer jobs that involve adventure, from working at a camp to helping out on a farm, and explains how to find a job and prepare for an interview.