Senior Burnout in October

Gabby Snyder

Every new school year a new senior class is scrambling to figure out what they’re doing after high school. This year has been different for most of the senior class. As we’ve hit the beginning of October, many seniors are already exhausted and feel as if they’re drowning. 

The idea of “senioritis” has always been prominent and underclassmen have always been warned of it, but this year it’s like a storm cloud following them up and down the halls.  “The senioritis is tough but what keeps me motivated is knowing that it’ll all be over soon,” senior Mallory Steele said.

Some admit to feeling like coasting through every day with the idea that this will all be over soon. “This year has felt different because days seem longer and much more exhausting. I’m not sure why, but it seems like I’m not the only one that feels like this,” senior Kara Bell said. 

Seniors wake up, go to school, and then go to work or other activities, while also trying to make sure they can keep up with their school work.

Struggling to stay awake throughout the day and making ‘to do’ lists of assignments has become an everyday routine for our senior class. The workload in addition to making plans for college and career planning is stressful. Trying to figure out how to be adults without being fully treated like adults has become their new moto, to say the least.