Thursday, April 17, 2008
Halfway into the second week of the last quarter of the school year, it is evident that most students around Logan are anxious at the thought of summer. For seniors, however, there may be a range of mixed emotions, from excitement about the upcoming prom, Grad Night, or simply graduation, to anxiety about leaving home and long‑time friends, and going off to college.
For some, the approach toward the end of the school year has been something they’ve been waiting for practically the whole year.
“I can’t believe the fourth quarter’s already here! I’m ready to graduate,” said Karla Estabillo, 12.
As a result of such excitement from seniors, some of the excess anticipation has unfortunately turned into major cases of Senioritis. Many seniors are currently experiencing this “disease”, which tends to cause students to procrastinate, neglect duties at school, and worst of all, no longer have
the desire to attend classes.“We only have eight weeks left… there’s really not much left to look forward to except senior activities. Plus, I already know where I’m going next year,” said Siju Oonnunny, 12.
By now, news of acceptance to colleges have already been released, and the last major thing left for seniors to do is basically to register to the college in which they intend to attend the next school year.
Christopher Ryans, an AP English and World Literature teacher, has noticed that college bound students are now more focused on leaving than on finishing. Those struggling to graduate have something to focus on. "There has been no more senioritis than usual," he said of the "disease".
“Leaving Logan is going to feel so weird, especially not seeing people you’ve been seeing for the past four years. On the other hand, I’m hella excited about going to Davis,” said Jessica Yano, 12.
In general, all good things must come to an end.