Being a senior in high school can be frustrating work. Most students catch senioritis, a slang term for the slump that one gets from balancing school work and college applications, all the while looking towards graduation. The only problem with it is: It doesn’t always go away after high school.

We interviewed three St. Joe’s students about their contractions of “Senioritis.”

Some students carry senioritis over to their freshman year of college and the stress and workload builds right back up. Freshman who had it bad in high school are those suspect to it the most in college.

“I slept through several classes already,” freshman Jack Labbe ’23 said. “I really try to get up but nothing is separating me and my bed.” 

Junior Fallon Oates ‘21 talks all about how she started suffering from the debilitating symptoms this current semester.

“I moved to Manayunk this year, and it is just so hard to focus on work all the time when I am with my friends all the time and there is always something better to do than just homework” Oates said.

Other students develop senioritis in college much later, like some sophomores and juniors. Those that can’t wait to get out of the school routine are swamped in work and have destroyed their sleep schedule.

“I don’t remember the last night I slept more than eight hours,” sophomore Will Borough ‘22 said. “Honestly, I don’t normally sleep more than six.”

Procrastination is one of the biggest symptoms of senioritis, a majority of students find other “more important” things to do when they have a pile of work in front of them. After asking several students, the number one method of procrastination found was cleaning their room. It’s common to let your room get extremely messy when you have senioritis, so procrastinating your work and cleaning your room pays out in the long run.

Some students try and force their way out of it by going to the library and get some studying in. Others shut their phones off and ensure that they finish their work before plugging back in again.


Normal college students start suffering from this at the socially acceptable time, during their last semester before graduation, but for some students it clearly came too soon. 

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