Are you a senior experiencing lack of motivation? Forgetting to wear your lanyard? Maybe you haven’t turned in a single homework assignment. There is a name for this condition and it is known as “senioritis.” Some side effects of senioritis are repeated absences, a dismissive attitude, an over-excessive wearing of sweatpants and extreme laziness. Every year, many seniors experience the terrible case of senioritis in their final year of high school due to an absence of interest in school.
“I believe senioritis is taking a nap after school, and forgetting to charge your iPad,” senior Sam Hall said. To sum up the feeling of senioritis, he said, “Just done.”
Senior Shana Snyder believes senioritis happens because seniors will be leaving soon.
“Some effects of senioritis are lack of interest in school work, an increase of sleep, and procrastinating,” Snyder said.
“On a scale of one to really awful, my senioritis is painful,” senior Andrea Hale said. “It is suddenly more difficult to get to school on time, and I find myself taking a nap every day after school.”
Senior Tasia Comer feels the some way about getting to school on time.
“Every morning I wake up, and I don’t want to come to school,” Comer said. “It’s not because I don’t like it here, it’s just because I don’t want to do any of my work.”
Researchers have yet to find a cure for this disease so students are trying to find ways to overcome this extreme hardship.
“I have yet to find a way to overcome this struggle,” Hall said.
“Talking to my friends helps a little bit to get through this hard time,” Hale said.
“Graduation is the only cure to senioritis,” Comer said. “I have just walked these halls too many times before. At the beginning of the year I was excited to be back in school, but at the end of first quarter, it hit me like a sack of potatoes.”
Luckily some seniors choose to have an off-block which allows them to take a break for one block of the day and not have a class.
“My grades have not been affected by senioritis because I am fortunate to have an off-block to work on class work,” Snyder said.
“I’m not too worried about my grades being affected,” Comer said. “I’ve done this so many times before that I know how to pick my grades up to a passing grade before the end of the quarter.”
Seniors, watch your back before senioritis consumes your life. You don’t want to be the next victim of this incurable disease.