Crimson Chronicle Reporter
What is senioritis? Senioritis is a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. Senioritis will show a waning of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.
There have been conflicts about whether senioritis is a real thing. The term itself is sort of a joke but it is something students experience.
“I have experienced senioritis,” Danna Guzman, SAS senior said. “I feel like I’m just [too] lazy to turn in assignments now.”
It isn’t only limited to assignments though, some are worn out from going to school. “I currently am experiencing senioritis and I’ve noticed that as of right now, I don’t feel like attending school and I don’t feel like doing any of my work,” Brian López, NMA senior said. “I also feel tired of coming every single day.”
One senior justifies this feeling with the year coming to an end.
“I feel like since the end of the year is right around the corner, there is no point in trying your best anymore,” Alondra Cabrera, PAM senior said.
Seniors have to be aware of May when all the senior events and dues start piling up. For one, the new white cap and gown applications are due Wednesday, May 11. Then, finals week starts from May 23 to May 27 (which also happens to be the day of prom). Senior final grades will be inputted on May 31 at 9:30 a.m.
On June 1, all senior debts (e.g. textbooks, library fees, sports uniforms and equipment) must be submitted in order to participate in graduation. Achieve the Honorable, the scholarship reception, is on June 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be graduation rehearsals throughout the school day. Seniors’ first graduation rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl will be the day of graduation, June 6, in the morning, before the real one. Students will have to meet at 8:30 a.m. and the ceremony will start at 5 p.m.
The last senior event is the Aloha Luncheon on June 8 in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lastly, on June 10, seniors pick up their diplomas.
Seniors shouldn’t forget that although they only have a couple of weeks left, passing classes this last semester still determines whether you graduate or not (and if you keep your college admission).