By Aylin Balbuena

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Senioritis: “the lack of motivation and effort from school seniors.”

Victims of senioritis are diagnosed with a lack of motivation, convenient memory loss (homework), and an acute case of procrastination – all caused by a belief that they are guaranteed their diplomas and entitled to walk the stage.

Sadly, a large breakout of senioritis has been reported. 75% of ASGL’s Class of 2018 already is diagnosed with Senioritis. And you might already be part of that 75% if you recognize these signs:

Extreme difficulty in waking up and getting out of bed every morning

You have been waking up maybe at the crack of dawn for the past 3 years of high school and you’re most likely fed up with getting to school on time. Your morning routine may include slamming that snooze button for the 6th time, waking up, getting mad at yourself for waking up, and staring into the ceiling for a good 20 minutes thinking of good excuses for why you shouldn’t go to school today – until you realize you have a test you can’t miss. Because of all that time you’ve wasted, you’re already late and there goes your attendance.

Lack of motivation

You’re pretty much done with everything. You find no reason for getting up every morning, showing up to school and doing your homework. The idea of dropping out has crossed your mind once or twice by now.

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Forgetfulness and procrastination

The question you yell out every morning before class: “WE HAD HOMEWORK?!?!?” You forget to do your homework/projects even though you wrote it down in your agenda that you probably have never opened. Or maybe you knew you had homework but you said you’d do it after you finished watching that episode of “The Fosters” or “Rick and Morty,” but that obviously never happened.

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Netflix >> Homework

As noted above, you probably chose Netflix or any other movie website over your homework. You’re probably one of those kids that waited ‘til midnight for the new season of “Stranger Things” and you most likely finished the season in a day but that’s okay ‘cause dude me too.

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Loss of interest in appearance

May your goal of looking good every day of senior year rest in peace. At this point, no one has the energy to wake up at 6 in the morning to pick out an outfit and look good. Let’s be honest: you probably crawled out of bed, grabbed your backpack (maybe you brushed your teeth or maybe you didn’t), and walked out that door. You’re thinking to yourself, “Eh what’s the point? I’m seeing the same people I’ve been with for the past 3 years, nothing new. It’s not picture day.”

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Daily mental breakdowns

You’re extra about everything. You’ve probably cried about 6 times this week because you don’t want to do your homework, aren’t getting much sleep, or you’re just done. You’ve thought about dropping out at this point because senior year isn’t going the way High School Musical made it seem.

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One Response to “Senioritis”

  1. henry on February 9th, 2018 11:22 am

    The joking way everything is presented is really entertaining nothing seems to be taking it to seriously but it still gets the message across about the problem. I do have an issue with the extremism in some parts of this article but overall it was a well put together article.


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