Written by Tayla Rose
Senioritis - a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school (or) college, characterized by a decline in performance and motivation.
I know what you're thinking, is senioritis even a real thing? Well it is and I am absolutely positive that you yourself will face this ongoing epidemic in your senior year. However there are some students who do not face this so called senioritis and get through senior year with intense motivation to succeed greatly. After interviewing Kevin Alas, a senior here at Social Justice Humanitas, it came to my attention that this student had struggles in past years. He hopes that this years struggles, classes and senioritis, doesn't get the best of him.
It is difficult to really predict how your year as a senior will lay out and you can’t really change what happens. However after speaking to Kevin about his feelings on senior year, he explained to me that having a positive attitude towards your academics and any pressing issues occurring during your senior year is most likely the better path to walk down. Seeing that this tactic can help you push through your senior year and help you achieve your goals to have a better future in college.
Improving one’s self is usually a goal we all carry throughout our lives. Of course we all know that we want to change in a positive way as a person and being a senior can change you. It can help you grow and by graduation you can be a completely new person crossing that stage. Kevin described to me that he wishes to grow in a more positive direction where he is more persistent, motivated and passionate about his work.
Lastly, I believe that facing senior year can cause a lot of anxiety and fear, considering the fact that after this year you’ll be entering the real world and be on a bigger playing field.
Subsequently, Kevin responded that his biggest fear would be to mess up now in high school; which in all honesty I believe is every seniors fear. He explained that messing up in high school could affect his life down the road, such as: what college he will be attending, what kind of job he will attain and basically wherever his life takes him.