A disease is spreading the hallways of New Hope-Solebury High School. However, it is only targeting one fourth of the population. As the 2014-2015 school year continues, more and more are being diagnosed. This disease is known as senioritis.
The disease is only targeting the seniors. They start the year doubting that it is actually a real thing. When they start to believe in it, they promise themselves that they will not get it. However, as college applications are sent out and college acceptance letters start rolling in, senioritis gets hard to resist.
“I am waiting for the day it kicks in,” senior Zoe Russeck says as she notices seniors around her getting senioritis, slowly but surely.
Senioritis starts with students getting sloppy with homework and assignments. They start to procrastinate everything and maybe even hand in an assignment or two late. Next, they lose motivation to come to school, barely dragging themselves in every morning. It gets harder and harder for them to concentrate. The incentive to work slowly decreases as the year drags on.
Many seniors are experiencing these symptoms.
Senior Kalie Berman explain how senioritis has affected her, “Every morning I can barely find motivation to get out of bed and every night I can barely find motivation to do my homework. I get lazier and lazier as the year goes on,” she states.
There is only one way to cure this disease: graduation. Senioritis drags on and on till the day students are handed their high school diploma. Till then, the class of 2015 will continue to be diagnosed with and suffering from senioritis. Best of luck to all the seniors with seniorit15!