Senioritis?

Nate Novia

The Class of 2020’s time is narrowing down. We have nearly reached the point where there are 100 days left in the final year of high school. Many of us are catching this horrible trend called ‘senioritis’. This trend has been happening for years upon years, to seniors who feel like they are just about ready to graduate. The definition of ‘senioritis’ according to the Oxford dictionary is, “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” Practically, it is seniors who are beyond ready to graduate, so they stop doing work because they know graduation is right around the corner. 

 

Myself, being a senior, decided to ask my fellow peers the following questions: Do you have senioritis? and, What is senioritis?

Here are there responses: 

  • Jenna Krikorian: “Yes I do have senioritis. Senioritis is to stop taking high school seriously, especially in the classroom and slacking on work” 
  • Johnny Davis: “No, I do not have senioritis. As a senior here, I am pushed to another level of academic rigor in order to prepare myself for a successful college experience. Dr. Gardner and Ms. Gould especially have helped me with progressively increasing my workload during my senior year.” 

According to the interviews I conducted, different seniors have different points of views on how they want to finish their senior year. However, it does not matter what point of view you take as long as you walk across the stage at the end of the semester, and receive your diploma.