The Senior Slide

by Spencer Overbay

IMG_0812I’m finding it really hard to muster up the motivation to write this article. I wonder why. Could it perhaps be the dreaded senioritis, the infectious disease affecting the work ethic of students across the world? Yes, I’m riding the senior slide, and I’m not the only one, either.

Senioritis isn’t actually unique to seniors, and it doesn’t have to happen strictly at school. It’s that feeling you sometimes get at the end of the day, one hour before it’s time to go home from school or work. When the majority of the work for a day is done, people tend to clock out. Pretty much everyone has “senioritis” during study hall.

However, we seniors tend to show signs of this disease all hours of the day, every day, from the beginning of the school year to the end, and the reason for that is very simple. Because it’s our last year of school, because the majority of our high school life is already over, we clock out. After all, why should we have to turn every assignment in on time or show up on time every day? We’re not in college yet, right? It only gets worse after we’ve applied to the colleges we want and get accepted later in the year. After that, it seems like we’re really done with this place, or at least, that’s how a lot of us feel.

Finishing strong is difficult for any task for me because once the end is near, I tend to start focusing on the next task. In this case, it’s college. Of course, that’s not a smart way of thinking. If I don’t perform well here in this last days of my highschool life, it could affect my GPA, or even keep me from graduating! Yes, I really should change my ways and go back to being good and attentive in class, but maybe I’ll do it after just one more nap.

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