Is Senior Season a Cure for Senioritis?

Meghan Baehl, Sports Editor

Senioritis, as defined by Oxford, is “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance”. Senioritis has afflicted senior classes over the years, but none in comparison to this year. Due to COVID-19, cancellation after cancellation has occurred, taking every fun Senior tradition with it. With online school, social interactions are few and far between. Along with event cancellations, a traditional sport season has seemed out of the question. There has been no comfort of Friday Night Lights this year, with football being pushed to the spring. With limited sports being played with an abundance of caution, sporting events have become arguably insipid. For students who lost their sports seasons due to COVID, there is no doubt that their motivation to attend school went with it. 

     But perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel. With Glenbard South transitioning into tier two mitigations, the possibility of a contact sport senior season is not far from grasp. Although watching the varsity Raiders dominate on the basketball court via livestream on YouTube isn’t the same as cheering in the stands, it gives the senior’s hope for a last semester of normalcy. Hopefully there is enough school spirit during the final senior season to combat senioritis.