By Cayenna Anderson
Living in a small town like Homer, most kids at one point in time before they graduate will utter the inevitable words, “I’m sick of school! I just want to get out of this town!” This is what the experts refer to as “senioritis.”
Most are diagnosed after college applications and mid-year reports have been sent in. This entails that a student doesn’t complete their work, procrastinates, skips class, acts very apathetic, and just doesn’t want to have to spend any more time at school. Some cases are mild; however, some have been building since the end of their junior year.
“It’s a very real disease that no one can possibly understand until the second semester of their senior year,” said Casey Parrett, a senior infected by this epidemic.
Many think senioritis is either an urban myth or that it isn’t that big of a deal. Apparently, it’s one of those emotions that you have to experience firsthand to truly understand.
“Words cannot express how badly I wish to escape. I want to leave so bad! I have seriously considered [finishing] my classes online just so that I don’t have to spend another day in this school,” Parrett added.
Though senioritis spreads throughout the class of 2012, teachers are not known to ease up on them; no matter how much begging or pleading.
The only known cure for senioritis is sticking it out until the happiest day of them all: graduation.