The beginning of the first semester and end of the second semester are my favorite times of the year, solely because I love to be outside. If the tables outside McManus, Starbucks, and Boulder are all taken, it can be disappointing. However, you can always grab a blanket and sit on the grass in the quad. Sometimes it's stressful when you're the only person on the quad sitting under a tree, but that means you can sit quietly without distractions. Or, you know, procrastinate by taking artsy photos in the grass--both are valid options.