Senioritis is Alive and Well

Arely Ocampo Bartolo, Managing Editor

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Senioritis. You know that rumor you heard from Seniors when you were a Freshman about the self-proclaimed affliction.

Well, let me be the one to tell you, senioritis is alive and well. 

When you start high school you’re eager to start doing all your work, and never even dream about missing a deadline. But let me tell you, that quickly dissipates by the time you reach your final semester of high school. 

The saying “due at 11:59 means DO at 11:50” becomes your new life motto. The amount of times I’ve gotten close to missing or going over deadlines in a single semester was at zero until my senior year. 

It’s hard to explain, but senioritis makes you tired. Not in the way where I feel sleepy and like you want to go to bed in class (although sometimes you might), but like mentally tired. You feel like you’re on the home stretch of a big race and you’re just done. Like you’re so close to being done you just want to quit while you’re ahead. 

With every college decision you feel even closer to the end, which is unfortunately another side effect of the infamous senioritis. You see your future so close, yet so far away, and so you can’t help but want to simply pass your classes in order to go to college and be done with high school as a whole. 

Overall, we may never know what causes senioritis. Maybe it’s a side effect of growing up and moving on to the next chapter in your life, or maybe it’s something else. Something bigger. 

Whatever it may be, I know one thing for certain. Senioritis is a powerful force and I don’t think there’s any cure besides graduation…and do we really want that day to come?