Law Class Of 2011 Battles SenioritisFriday, March 18, 2011 By Jamie Paragua - Staff Reporter
As the seniors gear towards the midway point of the school year, it’s getting harder and harder for the students to fight off the annual senioritis bug that attacks every single year. Every year, in every school, in every town, this plague seems to hit the upperclassmen hard. Senioritis symptoms include lower test and quiz scores, a lack of motivation to study, and a huge increase in the number of missing homework assignments. Not to mention the rising number of skips and absences. "I’ve never been one to have a perfect attendance record," said senior Jon Goerig . "But now that I’m a senior I feel like I miss more school in this one year than I have in all of freshman, sophomore, and junior years combined." There are many theories as to the causes of senioritis. One of which is that fact that basically all students have applied to their colleges and a significant amount have even already received acceptance letters to their top colleges. "I’ve already heard back from every school I applied to," said senior Lauren McCarthy . "What’s the point in studying and doing every single homework assignment when I’m basically already in college and my grades this year won’t change anything?" Another theory to the laziness of the Class of 2011 may be due to the extreme weather conditions Milford has endured this winter. Severe snow storms has led to an obnoxious number of snow days this school year. Other students believe that after three years of hard work, an easy senior year is much deserved. "I worked so hard to get my GPA and my class rank," said senior Jiries Hanania . "It’s a really nice to have a relaxing year with easier classes and less pressure." Whatever the cause for senioritis may be, it always ends up in the same outcome: worried teachers and lower grades. "I want my students to push themselves to get A+’s, not just settle for a C," said history teacher Mr. Batson . "It isn’t enough for the kids to aim for grades that will allow them to graduate; they need to work to their full potential." All in all, it’s clear that the majority of the senior class have basically the same mindset: to get out of high school quickly and move on to college. "I know I’m not alone when I say I want to get out of this town," said senior Jessika Zabala . "I’m going to miss everyone and cherish the memories I had at Law, but it’s time to move on to the real world."