Sorry, teachers…the seniors gave up trying about six months ago

Luka Turanjanin, Sectional Editor

This lead took about a month to write. 

Senioritis, the noun, is common amongst graduating high school seniors after the end of their first semester. This is commonly due to college admissions, final GPA calculators and an utmost longing to graduate high school.

Is senioritis actually real, or is it just graduating seniors’ excuse for laziness? 

Now that college admissions are over with, high school seniors are beginning to commit to two-year or four-year institutions. With their admission comes a sense of relief that all the hard work given throughout the years has paid off. This is when students take breaks.

There’s no point in trying in school when you’ve already succeeded. For the students who have a plan, and when their future is secure, they can allow for more Bs and Cs on the transcripts for their senior year. 

The motivation to actually do work can sometimes be weak. Painfully weak. Even with grades mounting up against you, you just genuinely don’t care. It’s not that you want your grades to falter, but with the end of your high school career coming up soon, what more would motivate you?

There’s probably other things on a senior’s mind: Senior awards, senior night with their sports team, prom and then graduation. Many seniors can’t wait to just walk the aisle and get a diploma that has their name on it, with that feeling in their minds of, ‘Wow, it’s over. It’s finally over.’

It’s all so real, and has happened for the graduating class of 2022. And 2021, and 2020 (except not exactly), and then 2019, and all the years before our graduating class. The thing is, anyone who is about to graduate high school doesn’t care for much else except for, well of course you would know, graduation.

Even with such a thing like a diploma in your hand, and finishing high school once and for all, you still have those assignments coming into your life that you need to get done. 

The staff at The Guardian has felt senioritis trickling into our work cycles. A page that should take 10 minutes suddenly takes a day. Recorded interviews that need to be transcribed sit in our voice memo apps. Stories that need to be 600 words are at approximately 78.

Our Guardian staff took two months to write this piece. We sat, stared, ignored, and contemplated the lengths of this senioritis piece. This article, written in parts, was written by all our Guardian members, and it was ignored by all our Guardian members as well.