Senioritis affecting Heritage
Second semester, infamously known for slacking off that occurs at Heritage High School, presents itself once again with a new batch of “senioritis”.
Senioritis occurs when a student, not always a senior, begins to slack off due to the high pressures of the school year that is beginning to come to an end.
Typically, it is most prevalent towards the end of February.
“You see it start creeping in junior classes. It affects not only just the seniors, but the entire school,” says Mr. Dave Collins, a Heritage High School History teacher.
From a student perspective, it is hard to motivate oneself to do schoolwork when the weather is spring-like and statewide testing is coming up.
“It’s hard to focus on school when I know that graduation is so close, and Netflix seems like a much better option,” says Ally Lambrecht ’15.
With graduation around the corner for most seniors, the procrastination of school work in order to spend time with friends, whom they will be shortly leaving, is becoming a trend.
There is a perception among students that once they are accepted into a college, senior year is irrelevant. However, colleges have the power to revoke an admissions if they feel it is needed.
Senioritis is affecting all of Heritage. As freshmen look to the upperclassmen, they begin to copy their actions of how they handle their schoolwork. However, it becomes a problem when most of the students at a high school begin to slack off in their work.
The school year of 2014-2015 is almost over, but it might not end with a bang.by
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Zolle looks forward to adventures in retirement
After many years of teaching at Heritage, Lisa Zolle will be one of the teachers who will retire at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Her legacy has reached far across many faculty, students, and alumni who have been a part of Heritage.