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Journal Writing Project A startling epidemic

By Katie Wolter

Mon, Apr 30th, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Recent studies have shown an increase of senioritis among area seniors. This non-fatal but crippling disease has been on the rise since the end of Christmas break. This disease is highly contagious, and outbreaks have been recorded throughout all of the nation’s high schools.

Senioritis has many causes but the most common include one too many surprise quizzes, spending many hours a night studying test material and then realizing the next day you have studied for the wrong test. The immaturity and inability of underclassmen to walk on the correct side of the hallway is also another known cause of senioritis. Another cause of senioritis is the teachers piling on huge loads of homework when they realize they have a lot to make up for before the pending A.P. exams. Furthermore, the combination of toiling in the same building for 690 days of one’s life and spending it with the same classmates can make for a very severe case of Senioritis.

Symptoms of senioritis include severe lack of motivation, frequent procrastination, and increased visits to Facebook during school hours. Speech can become impaired and conversations that follow in the form of “Hey man, do you have the answers for our homework that’s due?”

“Yea, but they probably aren’t right.”

“That’s all right, I don’t care” are good indications of Senioritis. If teachers or staff members start to notice a dwindling supply of late passes, the principal should probably be notified, but he won’t be able to do much because if the disease has progressed to that point the students’ “give a darns” are already busted.

Once contracted, Senioritis is impossible to cure fully. However, extended weekends, movies during class, and home- baked goods can ease the severity of the disease. The only known procedure to fully cure Senioritis is to dress the student in a cap and gown, walk him across a stage, and inject a diploma into his hand.

Senioritis is a severe disease that should not be taken lightly. To all my fellow seniors out there, in all seriousness, do your best to make your teachers, coaches, and parents proud of what you have accomplished these last four years. We are on the home stretch now.

Katie Wolter is a student at Rushford-Peterson High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteenth year.

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