I don’t know why, but in addition to the lazier-than-usual vibe around town, these all feel like signs that summer is starting to enter its waning stage (even though the season’s only been here five weeks, it’s been here much longer in terms of the academic calendar):

  • Lots of students gradually making their way back to campus and settling in for the coming year; some students are even using the libraries.
  • Lots of guys wearing tank tops and women wearing belly shirts even on days when it’s not particularly that hot outside.
  • Lots of feverish clean-up work going on around the student flophouses along State below Packard.
  • Lots of For Rent signs.