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Senioritis is setting in

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As the year progresses, seniors are finding themselves less and less motivated.

As the year progresses, seniors are finding themselves less and less motivated.

Alexis Ramos

Alexis Ramos

As the year progresses, seniors are finding themselves less and less motivated.

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As the end of first semester is nearing, senioritis is on an all time high. Senioritis is a serious disorder that causes students that are nearing graduation to lose motivation to complete even the simplest of assignments. This serious condition is affecting many seniors from the national merit scholars to the student athletes.

“Senioritis Symptoms include a lack of motivation, inability to do homework, tendency to skip school, and more,” senior National Merit Semifinalist Darren Nguyen said. “As time went on, I began to notice myself not doing homework assignments, not wanting to do anything, and laying in bed all the time.”

Many students have completed a majority of their high school credits and have a lot of elective classes this year, which can lower motivation, and seniors are more than ready to get to college next year.

“At the end of my junior year I started to get so excited about college,” affected senior Ryli Brassfield said. “High school began to seem pointless after I finished the majority of my credits last year.”

A few of the worst and more serious cases of senioritis have been noticeable for years.

“I started noticing my senioritis around my sophomore year,” senior swimmer Courtlyn Dawson said. “My symptoms are lack of interest, lack of motivation, and always wanting to sleep instead of doing my homework or school activities.”

Many students don’t even believe senioritis is real until they experience it for themselves.

“Towards the end of my junior year I started noticing my senior friends having a disorder called senioritis. I didn’t think it was real, but now I know it’s real,” Nguyen said. “I first started noticing symptoms of senioritis in October, but they definitely began to appear within the third week of school.”

As graduation nears, seniors are struggle to finish the year. Many are wondering if they can even finish the semester. If you need help handling your senioritis side effects, do not hesitate to reach out to a trusted teacher, parent, or friend; you are not alone.

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2 Responses to “Senioritis is setting in”

  1. Madi Foster on March 13th, 2018 9:19 am

    Such a fun story idea!!!

  2. megan on March 13th, 2018 9:21 am

    I love this!

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