By Silvia Padilla, David Garcia, Jesse Espinoza
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors might not care what seniors do but they should care of possibly catching a disease called senioritis. Senioritis is basically a fictional disease that can target high school seniors since it is their end of high school year. Adolfo Vargas, a current senior at APB states that, “Yes I have senioritis but only because I have easy classes that I don’t really do my work for,”
Symptoms include: Laziness, careless about appearances, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying/motivation, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude.
Causes of senioritis:
Boredom is a huge cause for senioritis. Students who are not challenged seem to not care as much as students who are being mentally challenged in class. Fear can also be a huge factor, high school seniors might be afraid of upcoming changes they will have to face which includes college applications and personal statements that they will have to write when applying. Another reason why senioritis is such a problem is due to the schedule of seniors. High school seniors are very busy people, worrying about their college applications, researching their college careers, and completing their school work. “They don’t have the motivation. 9th through 11th grade, students worked on completing high school. Now that they’re almost done they don’t have the motivation. They feel like they’re done with high school.”
Being a senior and a last year of high school, it doesn’t mean to slack off and not worrying so much on grades. It could carry on during years of college so here are some tips to keep in mind or be aware of it:
Set some goals to yourself by actually using your agenda or create Google Calendar to meet your objectives. Plan ahead of time instead of completing assignments in one night. For seniors, it is very stressful for them to catch up while meeting deadlines in their applications. “I believe everyone can overcome senioritis. It’ll come to the point where everyone has the mindset to pass all of their classes.”