West plagued by senioritis

Senioritis is easy to catch and hard to get rid of. It can also be dangerous to plans for the future. The “disease” typically plagues students during second semester of their senior year with the only known cure to be graduation.

Senioritis is a term used mainly in North America to describe the decreased motivation toward studies displayed by students who are nearing the end of their high school and college careers.

The symptoms include laziness, skipping classes, failing to study hard for tests, disinterest in school-related activities.

In some serious cases where students allow their grades to drop significantly, universities may revoke offers of admission.

“Let’s be honest, I’ve been lazy since the first day of school, but it’s gotten worse,” senior Elizabeth Nichols said.

However, it may cause the incoming college freshmen to not be as fully prepared for the strictness of college classes.

“It’s that point in the year where we all just want to be done,” senior Angela Woodard said, “We just want out of high school already.”

West allows seniors the opportunity of getting out of their final exams during second semester if they haven’t missed more than six days and have an A or B in the class.

Students come to school but aren’t motivated to do the assignments, so their grades start to drop which puts them in a difficult situation coming towards the end of the year.

“My grades have dropped and it’s my own fault and I know that,“ senior Kirsten Wanack said, “But I always find myself motivated at the beginning and end of the school year so there is still hope.”

A combination of a cold, snowy winter and a lack of motivation makes senioritis ten times worse. The countdown has been on with just under fifteen days left.