A Terrible Sickness
By Curtis Dlouhy
The end of the year is a struggle for students of all levels of skill and motivation. From senior prom to national competitions to athletic seasons coming to a close during finals week, it seems as if everyone is in over their head with activities. Most people are through the roof with these stressors, but certain fourth year students are afflicted with a terrible disease causing utter apathy towards everything. This illness is senioritis.
That’s right, with less than a month remaining, seniors everywhere have just flat out given up on their high school career. One might think that a sickness of this nature would be confined to only the slackers of the 12th grade class, but even the tops of the class are giving in. All over the school, even straight-A 4.0-and-higher students let their grades slump, giving no regard to the monumental impact of a blemish on their transcript.
So, what can be done to stop this affliction from spreading to you? Efforts have been made by teams of the top researchers in the world to find a cure, and it is much easier than you would expect. You won’t need a prescription, a shot, or even a pill; all that is needed is a healthy dose of good attitude with a side of a little hard work. In a speech concerning the matter, Social Studies teacher and track coach, Kevin Hubbell, reiterated this idea to his athletes.
“At this time of year, you’ve got to stay focused,” said Hubbell.
So here’s a call to all seniors: nurture yourselves back to a healthy state of mind, put down that X-box controller and do your five minutes of homework. Be sure your last four weeks of school are focused on school. Summer is just around the corner, and let’s finish strong so we can enjoy a fun-filled, homework free two month long break.