Senioritis Has Struck North Augusta High!!
Jahniya Mcbride, Desk Writter
May 1, 2012
Filed under Student Life
Senioritis \sēn- ‘yor-ῑt-әs \ n as Urban dictionary defines it as ” A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors and even some college seniors.” Senioritis originates from the words “senior” ,which classifies someone in their last year of high school/college and “itis” which refers to the Greek suffix meaning inflammation, burning sensation; by extension disease associated with inflammation.
Sounds contagious and fatal if you ask me, and it just may be.
When some seniors see their friends slacking off due to severe senioritis it may cause them to begin slacking off. It’s called the monkey-see-monkey-do effect. Senior Troy Williams defines senioritis “Its the time to slack off.”
Yes that is right the know annual illness has finally made it’s way to North Augusta. Senior Mitch Redd says ” I KNOW I have senioritis. Sadly it has been with me since freshman year.”
Some symptoms of senioritis may be procrastinating, fighting to get out of bed, lack of motivation, and an extravagant urge to wear sweat pants and old t-shirts. According to Briana Cheathem “Not doing you best, skipping school, and just coming to school for the prize of it” are also symptoms of senioritis.
There has been an increase in the number of students who may be infected by the mind set of almost graduating. Even some juniors can catch senioritis as the year being to come to a close.
For seniors, it is the mind set of either already being accepted to college or acknowledging the fact that the twelve years of hard work is finally coming to an end. It can also be a bitter sweet thing at the end.
In addition to that if you say yes to any of these questions you may be in danger of having senioritis:
- Are you a senior?
- Have you recently started counting down days till graduation
- Has any of your teachers recently told you to wake up and take notes?
- Have you already started packing for college?
- Have you or a family member noticed your attendance record this semester
If you said yes to any of these questions you may be at risk for a severe case of senioritis. The best thing to do is stay calm and follow the next precaution.
Find a way to balance out work and play.
If you have a easy class second semester than that could be a good thing. It wont be as hard to balance out work and play. If you only have one easy class it might get hard to separate work and play between more than one class. It could become a bad thing to start slacking in a major class you may need. Work now and play later, you would not want to have worked hard for twelve years to not get credit for it. Senior Sydney Herrick has already been accepted into University of South Carolina Aiken and says “I’m ready to go off to USCA this fall. I feel like I’ll be taking the right classes.”
Like Sydney, some seniors feel that since they have an easy class they don’t need that they can just blow it off. That would be the worst thing to do because even though you don’t need the class, it will surely help boost your GPA or even hurt it. ” The classes i take this year are no challenge.” says senior Nick Bull. ” I plan on going to the air forces. I’m just ready to graduate.” Even though the weather has us thinking otherwise, summer is still yet a skip, hop and a jump away but it is coming faster than we know.