A Case Of Senioritis


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Kate Risdon '19

Senioritis. What is that you might ask? As defined by Merriam Webster, senioritis is “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.”

As the 2019 school year is quickly coming to an end, the seniors are feeling this “disease” to an extreme. Some have felt it since first quarter; others might have just started to feel this loss of motivation.

I have definitely experienced this feeling but have somehow still kept my grades up. I am sad to leave but feel ready for a new chapter in my life: college. The majority of seniors have decided on the college they will be attending, which makes them even less motivated at school.

I asked a few seniors, “How is your senioritis being manifested?”. They all had very interesting answers.

  • Courtney Kurlas ‘19: “I have a hard time finding the energy to drag myself out of my car from under the bridge and walk up to class.”
  • Inés Eisenhower ‘19:  “Whenever I go off to lunch, I highly consider not coming back.”
  • Xander Magevney ‘19: “I have started getting home and taking a nap or watching television, instead of doing all of my work right away. I watched all of Game of Thrones in a month.”
  • Samuel King ‘19: “I don’t have senioritis, I am the perfect student.”
  • Julia Reese ‘19: “I do not open my backpack when I get home.”
  • Phoebe Mori ‘19: “I do not do my homework.”
  • Sam Williams ‘19: “I have gone a whole semester without a book or pen.”

As you can see, Seniors are tired and sad to be leaving, yet excited for our futures.

Image courtesy of The Talon Times Staff.