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(Yahoo)   Having solved all other problems, government to cure "senioritis"   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 43
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2005-04-19 09:28:13 AM  
Rarely is it asked, is our children learning?
 
2005-04-19 09:28:16 AM  
I've always heard it called "CRS"
 
2005-04-19 09:45:11 AM  
Huh. I never got senioritis.

/Overachiever
//Nerd
 
2005-04-19 09:48:36 AM  
Of course, this would mean "senioritis" moves to 11th grade. You cannot cure it by amputation.
 
2005-04-19 09:51:47 AM  
Won't this have a negative effect on the war on underage drinking? I think the alcohol lobby is behind this.
 
2005-04-19 09:52:10 AM  
Inflamation of the senior?
 
2005-04-19 09:56:06 AM  
If you could cure seniorcitizenitis, farmer's markets everywhere would thank you.
 
2005-04-19 09:58:24 AM  
Senior: "Doc, I just can't get the motivation to go to school this year. High school's almost over and I just want to graduate."

Doctor: "I prescribe weed and boning."

Senior: "!"
 
2005-04-19 09:59:38 AM  
What they ought to do is make everyone do an internship in a service industry job during that last semester. All of the kids at my high school who had everything handed to them wouldn't be nearly as useless today if they'd had to experience that.
 
2005-04-19 10:05:03 AM  
I blame bad parenting. Dammit, kids, don't you want to learn?

That said, I like skip_fourplei's idea.
 
2005-04-19 12:05:13 PM  
Damn I love mexican women
 
2005-04-19 12:08:01 PM  
I got major senioritis about halfway through the first half of my senior year. I was signed up to take three hard classes in the second half, but I went to the guidance counselor, who I'd helped with her computer earlier that year, and re-enrolled for easy classes:

Keyboard (Piano) -- free lessons!
Sociology and Psychology -- movies every other Friday
Journalism IV-B -- this one I kept; I loved this class
Econ and Government -- instead of AP, because, really, what would be the point?

It was a great half-year.
 
2005-04-19 12:08:13 PM  
I had a comment here, but im disturbed about that freak pictured in the fark personals that forgot to take her meds.

"I will argue with you and I will win. I have strong beliefs but won't undermine yours. I am politically and anatomically correct."

/they really need to screen these, its getting out of control.
 
2005-04-19 12:08:48 PM  
Let's see, a cure for senioritis...

That would be called "Death".
 
2005-04-19 12:10:22 PM  
Oh, they meant young seniors, not real elderly seniors.

/DRTFA
MF
 
2005-04-19 12:13:59 PM  
High school in general is joke. They need to reform the whole system from the ground up.
 
2005-04-19 12:14:20 PM  
Senioritis is here to stay.

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2005-04-19 12:20:07 PM  
I really wish school wasn't a joke...everything I learned could have been accomplished in half the time...I got my dad's escort service to run...
 
2005-04-19 12:20:39 PM  
Yep,that was a great year. Went to school half-day,already working,and moved out of my folks' house. Now that I look back on it,$5.75 an hour was kick-ass money back in 1980.
 
2005-04-19 12:27:16 PM  
for some students high school is definitely a joke. if you have all your credits and are getting good grades...no problem. you've got your bases covered. but when you barely have enough credits and are getting crappy grades in two of the three classes you're taking senioritis becomes a real problem. and since its my daughter its my problem. why you ask? because since she decided to blow off actually doing any work in english or math i am now going to have to help pay for remedial classes at the local junior college. and guess what...you don't get college credit for those. so she is going to be spending her first year of college learning shiat she should have learned in high school. what a complete waste of time and money.
 
2005-04-19 12:30:20 PM  
This is the definition of the "unlikely" tag. Senioritis will never be "cured." Hell I'm still "sick" from 3 years ago.
/senior year of HS was awesome
 
2005-04-19 12:33:12 PM  
mvfreeman

if you barely have enough credits and arent doing well in most of your classes you typically dont go to college.
 
2005-04-19 12:34:21 PM  
"The 12th grade is the biggest wasteland in America,"

I thought the biggest wasteland in America was in D.C.
 
2005-04-19 12:37:08 PM  
you'd have thought that the 650 total score would have tipped her off but she seems to think she can just get into college and graduate in four years. i think that's a big part of senioritis: not having a farking clue.
 
2005-04-19 12:40:41 PM  
not having a farking clue.

i think thats a big part of youth.
 
2005-04-19 12:42:17 PM  
Cure "senioritis"?
Unavailable....?

/no poppy, as I am lazy.
//DNRTFA
 
2005-04-19 12:43:21 PM  
oops...forgot to say 650 on the SAT.
 
2005-04-19 01:02:11 PM  
Stupid parents from India instilling in me values of working hard and not slacking off. I busted my ass senior year taking AP courses instead of succumbing to senioritis. So then in college, I could have had a major senioritis year since I only needed to take one course per semester to finish off my major, but instead I got it in my head to instead overload on courses and get a second major. Now I'm in med school. fark, I screwed up my late childhood royally.
 
2005-04-19 01:08:21 PM  
What about college senioritis? I have a bad case of that right now.
 
2005-04-19 01:14:28 PM  
Doesn't -itis mean "inflammation of"?

This always annoyed me in high school, people kept asking if I was inflamed and, when called out on it, they simply reminded me that I wasn't amusing in the least.
 
2005-04-19 01:36:02 PM  
senioritis is a colloquialism. just like when people say a football player has fumblitis.
 
2005-04-19 02:28:11 PM  
Knew a guy who got senioritis junior year.

Knew another who brought a pillow to school so he could sleep through classes more comfortably. Middle of the year, it was travel sized. then he started bringing one that was regular sized. Then, at the very end of the year, he brought one that was bigger than the desk. (about half as big as a body pillow)

the only way to help slow down senioritis is to
a)not calculate/announce class rankings till the end of the year.
b)make a WAY stricter form of the 5-point rule

That said, nothing will stop senioritis from infecting true slackers
 
2005-04-19 02:28:12 PM  

finally, an article about me!

/goes to school for 4 hours a day
//skipped yesterday to golf
///sits on FARK all afternoon

 
2005-04-19 02:34:56 PM  
I like how the politicians think that eliminating a year will solve the problem. Gee, its not because they are almost done, its because magically in 12th grade motivation disappears.
 
2005-04-19 02:44:54 PM  
Bah. It's tradition - if you've done all your work, and you've basically graduated, then let students have thier one easy time in school where they're classes dont' mean as much as the HS experience.

/had a lovely case of senioritus in HS, graduated with a 3.5
//it didn't hurt anyone.
///it also gave me some of my favorite HS memories.
 
2005-04-19 03:30:38 PM  
I got senioritus a semester early, because i graduated a semester early. God it's good to be out.
 
2005-04-19 05:34:31 PM  
NOW they decide to make school shorter, after I graduate. Oh well, at least I didn't have to take the new ACT with writing.
 
2005-04-19 05:54:16 PM  
When I was in High School "Senioritis" ment dumping your (so.jr.) girlfreind of two years.
Making you free to drink with your buddies, smoke dope, and hooking up without worrying about being biatched out.
Must have been a central Indiana thing.
 
2005-04-19 07:02:02 PM  
daddykins-

I had the same "Senioritis." It brought me some of the best memories of "High" School.

/Only had girlfriend for one year, then came the Sophmores!
//Not just a central Indiana thing.
 
2005-04-19 07:28:03 PM  
Amen Daddykins amen...

/Gotta love central Indiana, and Freshman girls who pu tput for upperclassman...

//I've found thsi also applies in college, gotta love Ball State.
 
2005-04-20 12:46:22 AM  
Yeah, they tried this in Ontario... cut off the optional grade 13 to try to save money.
The system was great. If you wanted university, or just werent ready for college, you took your OAC/Grade 13 year.
So the new curriculem cuts that off. End result: The same number of people just take a 5th year anyways. Like me!
 
2005-04-20 01:12:20 AM  
These actually sound like pretty good ideas.
That's the problem though. Everything regarding education sounds like a good idea, but kids are lazy and will find ways around the system.

The only thing that would have worked for we was a time machine. The amount of work i have to do to make an A in college is unbelievible. I wish I would have known that when I was complaining about my workload in high school.
 
2005-04-20 09:54:49 PM  
I have senioritis. So dicked around to my hearts content. Right now I'm suspeded till May. Perfect cure.
What's funny is that I need a quarter credit of public speaking to graduate. Drama class is a public speaking credit. I'm in a musical, put on by the Theatre Guild, doing more actual work than I did all year, and I still need that goddamn quarter credit.
 
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