Senioritis: The Epidemic

The school year is finally winding down, and students could not happier. AP Tests are finally done with, and seniors are itching to graduate and make their departures from RB official. Now I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I wish the school year had lasted just a little bit longer. I think I speak for most when I say that the end of the school year could not come any faster.

Unfortunately, as most, I have come down with a case of “senioritis” that is just impossible to get rid of. And the biggest problem is-I’m a junior. But I can’t imagine how bad the cases of senioritis must be among actual seniors. They are literally days away from graduating, and from talking to a lot of seniors, the general consensus is that they are too far gone to save at this point.

But the teachers have it the worst. Especially if they are teaching a class that is primarily seniors. Their students are probably minimally engaged in the classroom curriculum and this must drive the teachers crazy. But who can blame the students? They are off to college after the summer and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

AP Testing definitely took its toll on anyone who participated. The tests are very draining and without a doubt can leave a senior feeling careless and without a pulse when it’s all said and done. It’s nearly impossible to avoid catching senioritis because it is highly contagious and therefore spreads among the lower level grades.

Here are some signs to help you identify seniors with senioritis:

1. Careless attitude towards schoolwork or anything that involves effort.

2. Sleeping throughout class.

3. Homework assignments have mysteriously gone missing.

4. Having 8 “senior ditch days” within a month.

5. Jumping out a second floor window.

6. Forgetting that they still actually attend RB.

These are just some of the many signs that can help to identify and correctly diagnose senioritis. Most of these cases cannot be treated with medical attention, but rather will take care of themselves once the school year officially ends and summer arrives. However, until then, approach these cases with great caution as to not awaken the beast.