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The Senioritis Epidemic

In Features on September 29, 2011 at 11:51 am

Andrea Valentini ’13

Most people would say that the flu is the most common illness among high school students. Many teachers, however, might beg to differ after dealing with classes full of seniors who have come down with senioritis. Senioritis spreads like wildfire, feeding on the weak and the lazy, becoming worse as time creeps on. Unlike the flu, even the worst cases of senioritis aren’t fatal; the end result is graduation. I decided to investigate this epidemic and talk to the people who are infected or are at risk. The most common symptom is procrastination. Every single person interviewed said this was one of the major issues they experienced. Other symptoms most noted by the seniors include laziness, boredom, and a general lack of caring. One student said that he found himself back talking more often and occasionally trying to find a reason to ditch class. Read the rest of this entry »