Eye of the Tiger
Epidemic of apathy known as senioritis is hard to combatWednesday, May 02, 2012 By Jake Planer
Senior year is generally viewed as the year of luxury when everyone can relax a little before they finally graduate and enter the real world, but of course one traumatic downside to this privilege is the epidemic of senioritis. Senioritis is generally the tendency to do less and less work and in some severe cases, stop doing work altogether. I have experienced senioritis first hand and it has led to a tremendous amount of missing assignments and a few horrendous test grades. This hardly only refers to core classes. I was lucky to even have enough motivation to write this. While I have enjoyed the luxury, dealing with senioritis becomes increasingly hard throughout the year and incentives start to die early with so many electives and only two required classes. Seniors also lack STAR testing, so there’s one less thing to worry about as well and the biggest slayer of motivation is college. Those who applied to college find out their acceptance or denial around the month of March and April. Some that find they have been accepted into college lose all incentive, as they are already accepted, the classes in high school no longer matter. Even those who are going to Sierra College are lacking in motivation. They already know their destiny is to go to Sierra, so they don’t have to try and keep up grades for anything as well. The only real deterrent of senioritis is Senior Conduct, which is the most potent medication for the ongoing plague and even then sometimes you can get by even if you try minimally, of course I wouldn’t know from experience or anything. For all the afflicted seniors and soon to be seniors, senioritis is very real and be wary of it as it may get you into some trouble.