With the celebration of local men in June and all of our adventures and fun in July, this summer has already been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time to end.

But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And, as summer begins to come to a close (at least in the summer break sense—if you prefer to go by the astronomical seasons you still have almost two more months, yay!), it’s time to start thinking about getting back to those backpacks, lunches and busy days.

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time. Whether it be the first day of kindergarten or senior year of college, it marks a new time in the never-ending quest for knowledge.

A new time of finding out who your teacher is, going school supply shopping, choosing the perfect back-to-school wardrobe, decorating your new dorm room, learning about your new roommate or trying to remember where you have to go when and how much time you have to get there.

While a new school year is an exciting time of beginnings, it’s also a stressful time. That’s why our August issue of Two Eighty Lifestyle aims to provide a little help with our back-to-school guide.

You’ll also find inside a testament to some of the most important people we meet in life: teachers. Join us as we pay homage to the people who shape us all through our formative years and who encourage us to see the world through curious eyes.

To all the teachers joining us this month: thank you. None of us would be where we are without you.

Have a great school year, Two Eighty.

And remember, never stop learning.