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October 29, 2015
By Asia Lee, Rich Central
Feeling blue? Don’t feel like doing any work or even coming to school? You might be having what we call in this day and age “senior-itis.” What is senior-itis? Ashanti Pollard, a senior at Rich Central, believes that she has the definition of senior-itis.
“It is my last year. I have been going three years doing huge amounts of work and within my three years of study I know that this is my last year of school and I am about to graduate, it makes me not want to do any work. You are so focused on applying for college and what you want to do after high school, you do not wanna spend your time after school going home to do homework or anything school related.”
When talking to another Rich Central senior, Chris Lockhart, he said that senior-itis is basically when senior students give up on their school work.
“To sum it all up I am basically tired of doing school work,” he says.
“Signs of senior-itis would be senior students not turning in homework/classwork and not attending school. Those are two main reasons” says Shania Hall, a senior from Rich Central.
Maurice Covington, a senior from Rich Central, says more noticeable signs of senior-itis may consist of “Not coming to school, being late to classes, ditching, and just not taking the last year serious at all. Basically you come to school and leave with nothing new you have learned.”
Ashanti Pollard tries to help with curing this nasty senior-itis. Ashanti says,”You can not procrastinate! That is the main cause of senior-itis. Find something to motivate yourself and make sure it keeps you motivated for the rest of the senior year because this is the most important year in your high school career.”
Stephen Walker, a dean at Rich Central High, says that he thinks of high school as a relay race, and senior-itis is the last runner that gets tired and ends up making everyone to lose the race.
“Think of it as a relay race. They put their strongest runner first, then they have an anchor. Those three years are your strongest runner and your senior year is your anchor. In order to win that relay race we are depending on that anchor(senior) to build up that momentum and finish strong so that we can win the race, Dean Walker said.
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