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Senioritis is a deadly disease for students.

Senioritis is a deadly disease for students.

Senioritis is a deadly disease for students.

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When first stepping into high school as a freshmen, students are scared of what to expect from stories they hear and watching movies. They expect the “freshmen Fridays,” and the different cliques to be so diverse.

However, high school is completely the opposite. As a freshman, that is a year that will set you off for the rest of your high school career. Most freshmen tend to slack off because they are not focused, and have many distractions due to not being used to high school and the workload that comes with it.

As time goes along, things seem to get easier by sophomore year. It really is easier because a student is in the middle of it all and the workload is manageable due to not thinking much about their junior and senior years, which are probably the two toughest years in high school.

Reasons for junior year being a difficult year are because the stress of having plenty of standardized tests, keeping up GPA scores, and taking SAT/ACT’s. While doing this, a student also has to try to balance a social life.

Finally, after 3 years of high school, students finally get this feeling of SENIORITIS. For some students, they have felt this way as early as freshman year.

As a senior, students try to balance extracurricular activities, a social life, college admissions and perhaps a part-time job. Senioritis is a pretty deadly disease and is a hard pit to get out of. This is the lazy of all laziness during high school, as homework tends to be put off more and more as time goes by.

Symptoms of “senioritis” would be:
an excessive wearing of track pants
old athletic shirts
athletic shorts

Senioritis also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure for SENIORITIS is the holy grail itself, GRADUATION! Senioritis is definitely easy to catch, and one of the hardest things to get rid of.

Sage Tormo says her senioritis kicked in after Christmas break, and one of her symptoms is coming to school late. Another senior, Meredith Farley, says it’s sweatpants everyday for her, and homework becomes less and less done in school.

Mrs. Collentine recently joked to her 5th and 8th period classes, “If you have senioritis, I am ‘the mom’ who will not nurture you!”

Senior Lauren Guzman says, “I’ve had senioritis since the beginning of my Senior year, and it’s made me extremely lazy.”

However, staying on your toes during this time is also very important because of colleges still looking at your grades and just how good you are doing in high school. As easy as it may be to get an acceptance from colleges, they can easily take it away along with financial aid packages and putting students on academic probation.

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