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Abigail Taylor, Contributing Writer • April 16, 2024

‘Tis the season for senioritis

Kevin Emery, ’16, attempts to finish an assignment in spite of the everyday life as a senior.
Kevin Emery, ’16, attempts to finish an assignment in spite of the everyday life as a senior.

By: Jonathan Franklin, Senior Writer

As I am in the midst of senior year and battling the stress that comes along with classes, figuring out what I want to do with my life after graduation, still being social and active on campus and most importantly, battling senioritis, I can attest when people say “the struggle is too real.” Who would’ve known that senior year would not only be sentimental, but also difficult at the same time – all which is preparing us for life after we exit the gates onto N. Church St.

Thinking back to what I’ve encountered so far throughout this semester, here are a few things I wish someone (anyone, really) would’ve told me before entering senior year. Juniors, please take note so you won’t end up like me.

  1. Do not procrastinate – It will bite you in the long run, and with balancing every responsibility known to demand, it will get pretty difficult really quickly.
  1. Senioritis is real – As much I doubted others when they said that senioritis is ten times worse in college than it was in high school, this is indeed true. Still continue to do your best because if you’re planning to apply for graduate, medical, law, pharmacy or any type of post-graduate opportunity, they do and will look at your final grades and this does include your senior year.
  1. It is okay to decide to take a gap year – For the longest time, I thought I was going straight to journalism school (most commonly referred to as j-school) after Wofford, so I could go ahead and start my career. Negative. Your perceptions and goals going into your senior year may change, and what you thought you wanted to do may not exactly be your ideal career. Take some time to find yourself.
  1. Don’t stress – Plain and simple. Only worry about what you can control currently and don’t stress over future deadlines or assignments. Take it one day at a time. Don’t waste it worrying about the future.
  1. DON’T PROCRASTINATE! – Again, don’t let the senioritis get to you.
  1. Don’t compare yourself to your classmates – While it is nice to celebrate your classmates’ achievements and successes both inside and outside of the classroom, don’t let their successes and achievements deter you from doing your best. Everybody brings something unique to the table in terms of strengths, so continue to do your best and focus on you.
  1. Lastly, Have fun! – Four years will fly by, and it is also important to cherish the memories while continuing to make more before graduation rolls around.

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