Senior year amounts to more stress than ever

by Jillian Schnurstein, Opinion

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Well ladies and gentleman, we’ve finally made it to senior year. It’s taken about eleven years to get us here, but we made it. Finally it’s time to sit back and just coast out this last year. All extracurriculars and fun senior events- or so we had all hoped. Turns out senior year isn’t as much of a pushover as previously imagined. Quite the opposite actually. It’s time to sit down and break out those planners or else you’re going to fall behind on the race through senior year.

I don’t know about all of you, but senior year so far has felt like a slap in the face. All of the sudden a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders isn’t accepted as an answer to the dreaded question: what are your plans after you graduate? Fellow student Isaac Thornsen said, “ I definitely feel more pressured to know what i’m going to do after high school.”

Everything just seems very overwhelming. Especially if you’re like me and are so low on the spectrum of having any idea of what they’re going to do after high school. I mean I still make my mom set up doctors appointments for me, so how am I supposed to be making a life changing decision at this point in time.

This first month of school has been jam packed with mandatory senior tasks such as; senior pictures, college apps, senior service hours, exit interviews, and on top of all that it’s imperative to keep your grade point average up. There’s never a break to just enjoy being a senior without that nagging voice in the back of your head reminding you of all the uncompleted requirements.

Lexi Martin said, “Currently I am juggling a job, school work, and getting everything ready for college. I’ve honestly never been more stressed during a school year.”

Even though this is a crazy year it’s important to remember just how much we’ve all achieved. We’ve spent eleven years working towards this last school year, so don’t let yourself fall behind now. About 1,980 days in total. 1,980 days of homework, papers, and stress. 1,980 days of seriously considering dropping out when staring at a blank google doc at twelve o’clock at night when a paper is due the following day. That finish line is just around the corner, so keep your head up and just keep pushing through.


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Senior year amounts to more stress than ever