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The 3 Causes of Senioritis

Kendall Pope | Posted 02.25.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

Are you a college student ranging from ages 20-23 suffering from severe lack of motivation, excessive sweatpants and sweatshirt use, repeated absences, and anxiety?

The Truth About Senioritis

Kat Cohen | Posted 01.22.2016 | College
Kat Cohen

After months of preparing for the college admissions process, hitting 'submit' on that last college application can feel like collapsing across a huge finish line. What many students fail to realize, however, is that completing applications isn't the end of the journey - it's just the beginning.

Applying To College Saved Me From Senioritis -- And Making A Terrible Decision

Khushi Suri | Posted 04.11.2015 | Teen
Khushi Suri

Unfortunately, many high school students are continually looking to the future for new opportunities and don't spend enough time introspecting and self-evaluating. Whether it's once a day, once a week or once a month, that time spent looking over the past is invaluable.

Symptoms of Senioritis

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.30.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester senior year seriously. Students have worked so hard to gain acceptance to colleges of their choice. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

5 Community Service Opportunities That Don't Involve Building a House

| Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen

As fun as Habitat for Humanity is (seriously, it's awesome), some of us aren't the best with hand-eye coordination and struggle with putting together ...

4 Secrets For Surviving Second Semester Of Senior Year

| Posted 01.07.2015 | Teen

It’s official: Second semester is upon us, and so is your most severe case of senioritis yet. Between trying to make your final college decision, pr...

My Teachers Have Senioritis

David Cahn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Teen
David Cahn

Senioritis is not a disease to be accepted and adapted to. It is a problem that strikes at the core of what it means to be a high school student, and begs the question of why we go to school in the first place.

No Slumping, College Bound Seniors!

Beverly Low | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Beverly Low

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines senioritis as "an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades." Sound familiar? Here are a few ideas for staying on track and completing high school in good standing.

Senioritis: Symptoms and Remedies

Jeannie Borin | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

It is essential to take second semester of senior year seriously. Although tempting to "chill" once admitted, think carefully about the potential consequences.

We Must Inoculate Against Senioritis

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

You would think colleges would send out senioritis alerts to remind those of you who have been accepted that you still have work to do. But they do not. Freshman through junior years get you in; senior year performance keeps you in.

Senioritis: Real Or Myth?

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.10.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

Graduation is right around the corner and this is certainly not the time to mess up all the hard work I have put into school my whole life. You can almost taste it; just keep pushing on. The finish line is right ahead!

22 Things Only Second-Semester Seniors Understand

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 02.26.2014 | College

So you've made it through the first three-and-a-half years of college and you're finally at the finish line. The end is in sight, and with graduation ...

The Consequences Of Senioritis

Jonathan Ng | Posted 03.04.2014 | Teen
Jonathan Ng

Do you ask your parents to call you in "sick" for school in the morning? Is homework becoming optional? Playing video games rather than studying for that big exam tomorrow? Do you frequently leave school grounds in the middle of the school day? Are you a senior?

15 Signs You're Officially OVER High School

Posted 08.14.2013 | Teen

Okay, so technically the school year hasn't started yet (at least, for most students), but that doesn't mean you're not already over high school befor...

The Dos & Don'ts Of Senior Skip Day!

| Posted 05.09.2013 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Let’s play a quick game of “Would you rather?” Which sounds better – a day filled with seven or eight periods of sitting in...

7 Things Senioritis Taught Me... The Hard Way

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.20.2013 | Teen
Krystie Yandoli

When it came to school, I was always a good student -- some might even say I was a full-fledged nerd about learning. But when the second semester of my senior year of high school rolled around, I fell victim to one of the most talked about possibilities every senior faces: senioritis.

Senioritis: It's Not Just For High School Seniors

Dan Johnston | Posted 05.14.2013 | College
Dan Johnston

It's important to keep your grades up throughout the end of your senior year of college. If you're suffering through senioritis the second time around, here are five ways you can try to beat back the fatigue, maintain your GPA, and still have fun.


Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

College applications are complete (excuse me while I kiss the sky), some of us lucky ones have already been accepted to schools we applied to early (congrats!) and after a particularly grueling first semester, nothing seems to matter in comparison.

The Epidemic That Is Senioritis

Savanna Mesch | Posted 12.15.2012 | Teen
Savanna Mesch

I hope all the other class of 2013-ers can relate to this. Or if you've graduated you can probably remember this absolute horrid feeling. How do you deal with symptoms of senioritis? Is there a cure?

Christian University Kills Senioritis With 'Fear Of God' Letter

Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.20.2012 | College

Be wary, college-bound seniors; some colleges are threatening to expel students before they start their grades slip below the schools' standards. ...

What Really Got You Into College, and What Will Really Keep You Out

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.09.2012 | Comedy
Patrick O'Connor

This explains why your parents gave you SAT flash cards for your first communion, or a gold bracelet for your bat mitzvah with the inscription, It also explains why your mother's therapist can send his daughter to Cornell without taking out any loans.


Claire Aubin | Posted 06.16.2012 | Teen
Claire Aubin

Let this serve as a cautionary tale. College acceptances can be and have been revoked if you spend more time paying attention to Instagram than you do to your English class.

What Senioritis Taught Me about Life

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.06.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

During my freshman, sophomore, and junior years, I never expected that I would actually have senioritis. But what's more unexpected is what I have learned from it.

Begging for Better Grades? There's a Better Way

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Welcome to grade groveling season, the time of year when parents across America look at their senior's laundry and say "What are these stains on the knees of these pants, and how did they get there?"

Apple Unveils New Smartphone for Seniors

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

Hoping to capitalize on the lucrative over-50 Boomer market, Apple has launched its much-anticipated new smartphone for seniors, the iSight 6t.