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'Senioritis' is Everywhere

By Claudia Moreno
On March 29, 2017

It is 2017, and this means the senior class of Ottawa University is ready to graduate in a few short months. The word “senioritis” is best described by senior student Sommer Nix when she says, “It is like you know the end is near. You just need to overcome tedious obstacles before you finish.”

It is no secret that May 6 is the set graduation date and, for some, the end of the college sentence. The average college student takes four years to finish school. That is eight semesters of sometimes-excessive schoolwork, like essays and studying.      

The common signs and symptoms of senioritis vary depending on what year you are in, or what type of student you generally are. Senior Brady Carver also has opinions about this topic.

“Let's face it, I had senioritis once I stepped foot on campus four years ago, and now look at me: I am almost there,” Carver said.

If you begin to tune out everything class-related, procrastinate completing assignments until the last possible second or even turn in assignments with the “better late than never” attitude, then chances are you're experiencing senioritis.

Now, there are remedies to overcome senioritis. You just need to be dedicated and see the end of the finish line. For starters, it is best to not to dwell on how far there is to go, but rather how far you have come.

Once you surpass the uphill mountain battle of senioritis, you will be rewarded with a piece of paper that is worth, to some, an absurd amount of student loans and endless sleepless nights of doing procrastinated homework. And then is when you will be able to say, “I made it.”

Yes, it is some time until school lets out for the summer or, for some, forever. It does not matter what grade you are in, you can still receive the awful unmotivated disease of senioritis. The constant struggle between choosing sleep over schoolwork needs to be won.

Remember, the end of your undergrad career is coming. You just need to put the work to get there because it will not be handed to you.

There is no cure to this unfortunate virus. Treatment depends on your willpower to get the job done so that you may graduate.

Many seniors apply different techniques to fight senioritis. Senior Diego Ruetter shared his with The Campus:

“The end is near, and with that being said, you get the work done while not caring what grade you will get. C’s get degrees,” Ruetter said.

Well, Class of 2017, the choice is yours! You can either let the senioritis virus make or break you. It is up to you to end your undergraduate career with a spark or with a flicker.

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