CJ Cantu, Editor and Journalist

If you don’t know what senioritis is, don’t fret, I’ve Googled it for you:


  • sen·ior·i·tis
               – a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.

ex: “I try not to let my grades suffer from my senioritis”


From one senior to another, I have definitely started feeling it. It’s the final stretch of school and that’s when seniors start to feel themselves being drained of energy. It’s so bad that you start to “forget” about that twelve-paged essay or you “forget” about that end-of-the-year project. 

You procrastinate and procrastinate, until it’s the end of the year and you’re scrambling to do all the work you’ve ignored for the past few weeks. 

I do have a few assignments piled up on top of each other and I often find myself staring into the distance with a blank mind. Even when I play up-beat music when I’m trying to do homework, my procrastinator side eventually wins and I end up doing something else, not even remotely related to school.

I think we’re all at the point where we’d much rather skip to graduation and get our diplomas. 

Unfortunately, none of us possess time travel powers. . . At least, I don’t think so. 

Well, for those of you who don’t, we’re just going to have to ride out the next thirty-something days until June 10 comes and we’re out of school. Then, another four days till we get our diplomas. 

So for now, fight senioritis and get all your work together so you can leave on time. Because who wants to stay in high school forever when there are so many memories and opportunities waiting for us in the future?

Just get it all over with so that in the end all you have to worry about is studying for senior finals. Then, you can kick back and relax.

Continue to push through and trust me, in the end, it’ll all be worth it. [At least that’s what they tell us.]