Seniors get the Itis

Public school is not hard, but caring about it for the last 16 years has been. Even as I write this newspaper story in my Science class, which has a final project I haven’t started on, the day of the story’s deadline, I still manage to somehow battle gym leaders using my phone that I crafted into a GameBoy. Did I mention I haven’t read one chapter of the spark notes for “Dracula”? My name is Foster, I live with my parents, I’m unemployed and I have Senioritis.

Before I contracted Senioritis, I didn’t actually believe it existed. Apparently the only thing keeping me working hard was the simple fact that I knew I was going to have to talk to my teachers again next year, and that my grades could change anything. Meanwhile I’ve already been accepted to college and picked out my meal plan, house and roommate. What can they do to me? All these years I was under the impression that I was a hard worker. Turns out, because I’m a senior, my summer started in mid-April and there’s almost nothing anyone can do about it.

Like most lazy people, I’m not going to blame the scourge of Senioritis on myself. Rather I’m going to claim it is because of the incredibly laxed amount of work that occurs in the month leading up to finals week. How am I supposed to maintain my enthusiasm for a class that I need to graduate when I can barely take a nap over the sound of the T.V.?

Can anyone honestly say that as the end of their senior year approaches, they still care about working hard exactly the same amount as they did the first day of their freshman year?.. And that they graduated from high school?

I’m here to tell you that Senioritis is a very real condition that plagues seniors of all classes and peoples of all high schools. As we draw closer to graduation, we must remember to stave off laziness at all costs-if we feel like it.