by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter
Fourth quarter has just begun. Seniors are now feeling the closeness of graduation. Everyone has the number of hours, minutes, and seconds left until graduation memorized. Who cares about homework? What are finals? We have a library? It is getting harder and harder to push through school work everyday. This illness they call senioritis is grabbing hold of the Class of 2013, and it is not letting go. Seniors, just wait, we still have this last quarter to survive.
Top Ten Cures to Senioritis
10. Stop counting down the days. You are driving yourself crazy waking up every morning to your phone saying “79 more days!!!!”
9. Take fun classes. You already survived chem and algebra and history. This quarter, try a business class or foods or art!
8. Take mini-trips with your friends on the weekends. Go out to eat downtown or shopping in Wisconsin’s outlets.
7. Start your scrapbooks! You have still two months to figure out if you still need a picture with your favorite teacher or with Mama.
6. Create a good workout routine. Not everyone is going to be playing sports next year, so start working against the infamous freshman fifteen now! By next fall you will have created a routine that is fit for you, and you will be accustomed to it.
5. Start mentoring the underclassmen. At this point, you’ve seen enough and experienced enough to be able to give the little freshmen some good advice.
4. Visit some of your friend’s colleges. Right now, your friends are making their decisions on what schools they’re going to next year. Go check them out! Next fall you will be too busy at your own school.
3. Reward yourself. Save up some money for a spa day or paintball shooting. If you ace that test that you studied three hours for, treat yourself to a day of fun and relaxation.
2. Stay involved. The hardest part about dealing with this illness is that it becomes nearly impossible to stay motivated with schoolwork. Get involved with Relay for Life! Continue to go to sports games. Watch the school play.
1. Lastly, make sure you check your bucket list! Freshmen year, I bet you said there were a million things you wanted to do before high school ended. You have a little over two months to get those last few things crossed off.