Senioritis runs rampant in the halls of high school

Senioritis runs rampant in the halls of high school

Kerrigan Batsa, Staff Writer

Senioritis has been viewed as pure laziness, that we just don’t care anymore, we’re just trying to get out of high school at this point. I think senioritis is a combination of three things.

The first being the realization that we’re not going to need, let alone remember, 75% of what we’re supposed to be learning. After a year of Biology and an additional year of AP Biology, the only thing that I can remember is that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. I don’t know how to do my taxes, I don’t understand insurance policies or how to cook anything that isn’t microwavable. I would not be able to survive on my own, but at least I know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

The second being exhaustion. I wake up at 5 o’clock every morning and spend 8 hours in a cold building with people I don’t like. At the end of the day, when I think I have a little break, I have to go to work. I don’t get home until 9:30 at the earliest, I’m exhausted and all I want to do is go to bed, but I have homework. I don’t get to go to bed until midnight, sometimes later. I’m tired, both physically and mentally, and it feels like it will never end.

The third is stress. A single letter on a piece of paper can bring me to tears. That innocent letter determines my intelligence and my value to society, it’s the only way to make my parents proud. I am still considered a child, I need permission to use the restroom, and yet I’m expected to make choices that will affect my entire life.

Senioritis is not laziness. Senioritis is realization, exhaustion, and stress.