The Case of Senioritis

Jennifer Clemens and Lauren Pakravan

Creative Editor and Staff Writer

As second semester settles in, Milken seniors notoriously begin to feel detached from their school work. There is a popular assumption that being a second-semester senior means that you do not need to put effort into school work and that you are basically done with high school. Because of this common idea, Milken seniors think it is okay to slack off and become careless.

Not only do students become apathetic towards their grades, they also start having many absences in their classes. However, at Milken, if students miss more than five classes per semester, their grade in the class will drop. This is something that teachers and administration have reinforced to students to help motivate them to stay on top of their grades. During a senior class meeting on January 9th, Mr. Beau Lindsay, Assistant Principal, warned students that if their grades plummet, there will be consequences such as colleges rescinding acceptances. Additionally, failing a class and not fulfilling graduation requirements will result in not being able to graduate.

When asked about senioritis and how she relates to it, Lauren Deutsch ‘17 explains: “I’m less motivated and less inclined to do well. I spend less time studying and more time with friends. It’s also contagious; once one of your friends have it, you feel justified to have it as well!” Lauren claims that her senioritis began when she first got into college in mid-December.

While it is tempting to let your grades slip with all the exciting experiences senior year has to offer, producing your best work is crucial not only for colleges, but for yourself as well.

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