Same symptoms, different class

Have you ever felt overwhelmed and wanted to hide in the lockers? Or have found yourself stressed out while sprinting down the long hallway trying to make the bell? Are you out of breath by the time you reach the third floor? Most likely you’re an exhausted high schooler just trying to get to class during passing time.

But if you’re a senior in high school you could be facing a much worse issue. Seniors are faced with trying to balance extracurricular activities, a social life, college admission and perhaps a part-time job are struggling to get out of bed in order to graduate. Somewhere along the way, homework begins to seem less important and spending time with friends becomes the top priority. Then, you get accepted into college, and after that, high school seems even less important. School work begins to slide, and so does your grades. The diagnosis? Senioritis.

Senioritis can be defined as a “sickness” that strikes high school seniors.  The symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of sweat pants, old t-shirts, hoodies, athletic shorts, and bedhead. It also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and more irritable and rowdy students. To put it simply, seniors have lost their motivation and are ready for high school to be over. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as graduation. Senioritis is easy to catch and hard to get rid of.  Hang in there Seniors only 94 days until Graduation.