Pack mentality

How seniors live out their final year


Danielle Bell

Graduation is set for June 2. It will take place at the Cedar Park Center at 8:00 a.m.

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

Senior fever. Definition; a phrase used to describe the itching need some seniors seem to have to get out of high school and into their chosen colleges.

“Senior fever is having really little to no motivation to do work,” senior Katie Unger said. “It’s when you want to sleep all the time. While I’m in class though I do the work, but I would rather sleep or watch Netflix. I’m definitely ready to get out of here and go to college. Honestly, all seniors have senioritis.”

Even with all the Netflix binge watching, some seniors have no worries about their hours owed or ability to walk the stage, because they planned for this last year specifically to be easy for them. 

Senior fever is having really little to no motivation to do work.”

— Katie Unger

“I have senioritis hard core but I worked hard my other high school years,” senior Hannah Lebouf said. “I got accepted to every college I applied too and I got all my scholarships. It’s the people who didn’t put in the effort in during their younger high school years that are stressing now on how to graduate. If you don’t work hard to prepare for your senior year or try, your future will be horrible. My junior year I took extra classes so my senior year would be easy.”

Senioritis. Definition; A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. An affliction that has not consumed all seniors, such as Emma Sawyer. Sayer has a strange kind of respect for those who have caught the senior bug though.

“Senioritis is when kids are super tired and start manipulating the system they have been trapped in for four years to bend the rules and sleep,” Sawyer said. “I don’t really think I have senioritis to get out of school but that’s because I’ve realized things won’t be different when I do graduate. I’m not counting the days till school is out.”

Days till school is out; 104 and 9 hours. The countdown is weighing on the seniors; the days left with favorite teachers, teammates, and best friends, days left till the seniors are off into the world, able to watch as much Netflix to their heart’s content.

“When school ends for the senioritis kids it will probably be cathartic,” Sawyer said. “Right now I love this. If someone feels they don’t have to turn in work, they don’t have too. At the end of school though it won’t be super happy but just like a breath out, a release of energy.”

Energy. Definition; the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. Mental activity that some are using in an effort to aid the hastiness of their escape from high school.

“The hardest part for me is finding the energy to just force myself out of bed every morning and go to class,” Lebouf said. “But I prepared for this by working last year to bank hours so I can stay on top of it. All throughout high school I volunteered and stayed on top of my grades, doing well and now I can sit back and relax.”