Angela Cruz, Photographer


What is senioritis? Senioritis, according to,  is ”A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” This definition means most seniors don’t put a lot of effort towards their schoolwork. Supposedly, seniors tend to give up easily and feel hopeless, which can cause a lot of stress. And since they don’t do anything, they fall behind very quickly, not a very good thing to happen to seniors who are struggling.


Eric Petesreyes, a senior at Mariner High school, said that when he started his senior year, he “felt glad and excited because I can finally take my senior picture and my senior quote. I was also excited to go to college, as well.”

Little did he knew that being a senior would be somewhat more complicated than he thought it would be. ”Being a senior is very difficult because you have to do a lot of requirements by joining any part of an activity in the school.” However, he seems to put some effort into his work, ”I guess, for me, I’m very ambitious as a senior.”


Mariner high schooler, Haylee Rice is also a senior. When she began the start of the year as a senior, she “felt more responsible about [her] work and everything. [She] also felt [she] needed to set a good example for others around [her].” Being a senior has it’s struggling, Rice continues, ”being a senior does have its flaws because it’s a real thing now, and you have to put more work to it. However, if you study for a test or a quiz… senior year would be easy for you.”    


If you’re a senior, it’s better if you do your work and finish it, than struggle with missing assignments you’ll have to make up. However, being a senior isn’t that bad, ask for help when you need it, and do your best!