Susanna Vagt
Before this year, I’d never spent a whole summer without adult supervision or air conditioning. From June to August of 2008, I had neither. I spent my first week in the new city sweating more than I have ever sweat in my life, and then it was my 21st birthday! Instead of buying wine or champagne, I bought popcorn and a desk fan. When you’re that hot, you can really only think about your own survival.