Senioritis Spreading Swiftly
By Zoe Hyland
Whether it’s the indistinguishable faces passing by in the hallway, the repetitive schedule, or the overbearing workload, many students can’t wait to be rid of these halls. Though the three years in a cramped middle school were difficult, enduring four years in an even more severely confined high school is nearly impossible.
High school consists of being crammed into classrooms, packed parking lots, student sections, gyms and hallways. It gets a little claustrophobic at various points during the four years here, but feeling trapped isn’t the only cause of senioritis. Common symptoms of students who suffer from this familiar illness include restlessness, tiredness, laziness and inactivity.
Senioritis comes in many forms, such as senior students not showing up to their classes, failing to complete their assignments, and wearing pajamas or sweatpants to school until June 9th.
While most seniors know the next couple months will go by in the blink of an eye, something about knowing new beginnings are right around the corner makes getting to graduation day that much more exciting.
Senior Emma Ulrich believes you either have senioritis or you don’t.
“I don’t think there is a cure for senioritis besides graduation,” Ulrich said. “Second semester seniors are already being accepted into college, and teachers probably see that students are less motivated and take it easy on us, knowing we have to maintain our grades.”
Senior Connor Raiger is another sufferer of this common high school disease.
“I do have senioritis. We are so close to the end and most people have been accepted into college, so we are just kind of giving up,” Raiger said.
Prom, senior night, senior breakfast and graduation are just a few of the exciting events that are getting seniors through these next few months.
Senior Nestor Jarquin is looking forward to what is to come after the school year ends.
“I’m getting through the rest of senior year by thinking about spending time at my Stinson Beach house throughout summer,” Jarquin said.
There is currently a lot of attention being paid to the future. Seniors now have to worry about their lives after high school. Getting a job, enrolling in college classes and truly starting a life of their own are just a few of the prevalent thoughts. Feelings about the future can come with a lot of stress because many students are unsure of their plans and wonder whether they will be successful later in life.
Senior Hayley Gray believes she has the worst senioritis in the entire school.
“I 100% have senioritis more than anyone at this school. I think it is because we are tired, exhausted and scared of becoming adults,” Gray said.
Seeing the finish line that comes after AP tests and the last finals of our high school careers will be on the brain until every students name is announced on graduation day.