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Makayla Simonelic
Staff Writer

Stages of Senioritis on full display among upperclassmen

Photo by Lisa Lacy

February: the month the dust settles. The end of first semester is also the beginning of disappearing seniors. It’s a pandemic that wipes schools clean worldwide. 

In the off-chance a senior is spotted, they often are showing up exponentially late and sitting in the back, most of the time either taking a nap or endlessly scrolling on TikTok. By May, seniors will never raise their hands besides asking to go to the bathroom, and even then, they will use that to walk around for 30 minutes chatting with anyone they find. 

Symptoms will worsen as soon as seniors commit to a school. Once they know exactly where they will be spending the next four years, all they need to do is show up enough times to graduate. All that’s needed are high enough grades so that their acceptance isn’t rescinded, unless their grades are already appallingly bad. In this case, senioritis is not a luxury you can enjoy. 

It’s taken me days to just write this article. Why? Senioritis. Ironic, right? Senioritis is a teacher’s nightmare and an underclassmen’s dream. There’s no cure, of course, besides graduating. Senioritis is the effect of pointless assignments and dull days in classrooms. There’s no reason for seniors to do work because, truly, they don’t have any reason to. In all honesty, juniors are the only people who use senioritis as an excuse to slack off. 

So to all the seniors out there, stay strong and get well soon! Only 47 more days until graduation!!! 

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