Homestretch for Seniors

Manya Kidambi ‘18
EE Co-Editor-in-Chief

Anjeli Sambasivam ‘18
EE Senior Lifestyle Editor

It’s that time of year again. Staying up until 2 AM binge-watching your favorite show. Not doing any homework or studying. Once you’ve finished all of your college applications, school just seems pointless. This serious condition can be commonly referred to as Senioritis.

From a complete lack of motivation to utter laziness, senioritis is every teacher’s worst nightmare. It means more absences, work to catch up on, and making up tests. So how can seniors avoid falling into this endless abyss of procrastination?

1. Know that grades still matter. Even after you get accepted into college and know where you want to go, remember that your college will still receive your second semester grades. If your GPA lowers drastically then some colleges may reduce financial aid and scholarships or rescind their offer so just keep trying!

2. Try to keep up with clubs and activities. It’s your last year of high school, and you should definitely stick with the things that brought you to where you are. Participate in club events and really enjoy the rest of your time in school. You won’t have the same experience in college!

3. Get organized. Even though it might be the last year of high school, it’s never too late to get organized and avoid becoming absent-minded. Keep track of important dates using a planner or your phone. Being a senior doesn’t excuse you of being aware of what matters!

4. Stay healthy. Your well-being is extremely important for finishing out senior year and going off to college. Make sure to get plenty of rest and exercise. With all the extra time on your hands, getting enough sleep should be a priority.

5. Try to make every single day count! For most people, senior year will be the one that they never forget. Even though you shouldn’t completely stop trying, make sure to spend time with your friends and enjoy the last year that you get to spend with all of them.

In the end, being a senior is all about finishing strong. Don’t let all those years of hard work go to waste! With less than six months of school left, you’re nearly there!

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