Senioritis coming quicker than imagined

Being a junior, it’s easy to observe one of the most contagious diseases at NCHS take its course: “senioritis.”

According to, the definition of senioritis is “A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as graduation”.

Perhaps the only reason I am able to write about senioritis is because I am immune to it as of now.

As the year has progressed, I have noticed this disease to slowly take the senior class into its icy grasp.  The mornings in the hallways resemble AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, with the largest amount of “walkers” being the seniors. Like the definition said, sweatpants, hoodies, and moccasins dominate Normal Community’s fashion scene. Not only does the clothing of the school’s seniors suggest senioritis, their work ethic and attitude does, too. The general dismissive demeanor of seniors can already be seen, and it’s only the beginning of March.

The cure was found for polio, small pox, and leprosy, but unfortunately, senioritis will forever be a disease that comes to every high school every spring. For seniors and teachers alike, graduation could not come any sooner.