10 Statements Seniors Make Second Semester

10 Statements Seniors Make Second Semester

Crazy and silly statements that seniors make the last semester of high school

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We are all feeling a second semester slump right now rather you are a senior or you are a freshman. We are all going through it. Seniors get extra annoyed and moody with everything just because they are over high school and want to move on with their lives already. It is called senioritis.. and let me tell you it is the worst. I have had my fair share of annoyance and moodiness since the semester has started. It's funny and intriguing when seniors start to say silly stuff especially when the second semester hits like "why does it matter, I am a senior?" I even start to say some silly things and I don't even notice.

Here are some of my favorite sayings from seniors during the second semester.

1. "We are seniors so it doesn't matter."

You usually say this when you are trying to get away with something just because you are a senior. I have pulled this one a couple times when I let people ride on the back of my wheelchair...I just try to justify it.

2. "It's fine, everything is fine."

Que the mental breakdowns of the college life or when you are just really stressed.

3. "Senioritis has hit me."

School? Homework? What's that?

This is the time where we are not going to want to do crap, we are at the point of the semester where we either a) are annoyed with everyone b) over the high school life. c) not in the mood to care.

4. "We have ____ more days till we graduate!!"

This is a true motivator and probably the only thing that is keeping me sane.

5. "#seniorsunday"

Are you even a senior if you don't post pictures? Just kidding but this is something we all do and it has become a trend if you are a senior.

6. "I'm having a mental breakdown..."

And oh the mental breakdowns began...college, adulthood and high school??

7. "I'm over it, just over it."

This was me the first day of school.

8. "I got sad for a second but then I thought, why the hell am I sad?"

I had this moment of "oh my gosh, I have made a few good memories in high school. Magazine, Homecoming, Club involvement etc" then I started dealing with seniors for superlatives and plus high school kind of sucked so I quickly got over the sad phase.

9. "If we have one more snow day..."

Our seniors have to make up snow days. We don't want any more snow days. You hear that, mother nature? I want to get the heck out of here as early as I can.

10.  *screams internally* 

Sometimes your just so over everything you just have to...

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The Coach That Killed My Passion

An open letter to the coach that made me hate a sport I once loved.
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I fell in love with the game in second grade.

I lived for every practice and every game. I lived for the countless hours in the gym or my driveway perfecting every shot, every pass, and every move I could think of. Every night after dinner, I would go shoot and would not allow myself to go inside until I hit a hundred shots. I had a desire to play, to get better and to be the best basketball player I could possibly be.

I had many coaches between church leagues, rec leagues, personal coaches, basketball camps, middle school, and high school. Most of the coaches I had the opportunity to play for had a passion for the game like I did. They inspired me to never stop working. They would tell me I had a natural ability. I took pride in knowing that I worked hard and I took pride in the compliments that I got from my coaches and other parents. I always looked forward to the drills and, believe it or not, I even looked forward to the running. These coaches had a desire to teach, and I had a desire to learn through every good and bad thing that happened during many seasons. Thank you to the coaches that coached and supported me through the years.

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Along with the good coaches, are a few bad coaches. These are the coaches that focused on favorites instead of the good of the entire team. I had coaches that no matter how hard I worked, it would never be good enough for them. I had coaches that would take insults too far on the court and in the classroom.

I had coaches that killed my passion and love for the game of basketball.

When a passion dies, it is quite possibly the most heartbreaking thing ever. A desire you once had to play every second of the day is gone, it turns into dreading every practice and game. It turns into leaving every game with earphones in so other parents don't talk to you about it. It meant dreading school the next day due to everyone talking about the previous game. My passion was destroyed when a coach looked at me in the eyes and said, "You could go to any other school and start varsity, but you just can't play for me."

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Looking back now at the amount of tears shed after practices and games, I just want to say to this coach:

Making me feel bad about myself doesn't make me want to play and work hard for you, whether in the classroom or on the court. Telling me that, "Hard work always pays off," and not keeping that word doesn't make me want to work hard either. I spent every minute of the day focusing on making sure you didn't see the pain that I felt, and all of my energy was put towards that fake smile when I said I was OK with how you treated me. There are not words for the feeling I got when parents of teammates asked why I didn't play more or why I got pulled after one mistake, I simply didn't have an answer. The way you made me feel about myself and my ability to play ball made me hate myself, not only did you make me doubt my ability to play, but you also turned my teammates against me to where they didn't trust my abilities. I would not wish the pain you caused me on my greatest enemy. I pray that one day, eventually, when all of your players quit coming back that you realize that it isn't all about winning records. It's about the players.

You can have winning records without a good coach if you have a good team, but you won't have a team if you can't treat players with the respect they deserve.

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5 Ways To Tackle Credit Overload In College As A Sleep-Deprived Senior

So you think you can take 19 credits. Well, you can!

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So you were ambitious and went into credit overload this semester. Cheers to you! You're hopefully right on track to graduate, if not ahead. Regardless of the reason you chose to bog yourself down with more work than others, here are some tips I've come up with along the way for a successful semester.

1. Make a daily to-do list for each class.

Every day I make a list of all of my classes and what is upcoming for each class. That includes assigned reading, homework and upcoming quizzes and tests. This allows me to visually plan what is on my plate for each day. I am also far less likely to forget an assignment if I continuously write it down until I complete it.

2. Prioritize these items!

Rank the items you just listed to your highest priority (due today or tomorrow) to least priority (due a few weeks from now). This allows you to manage your time and get what you need to get done on time.

3. Try to do your homework on the day it is assigned.

I understand that this is obviously easier said than done. But, one of my professors gave my class this advice in my very first semester of college, and I have remembered it and cherished that advice ever since.

If you are assigned homework on Monday in a class that meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it is much better to get it out of the way on Monday afternoon rather than wait until Tuesday night (or Wednesday morning, if you're good at procrastinating). This also lessens your workload on weekends.

4. Etch out time every day to spend in the library.

I never used to believe it when people said you do better work in the library because at home you have more freedom and are distracted. Now that I am in my senior year of college, I have finally found that to be true. I wish I realized that sooner. Now I spend at least three hours a day in the campus library three days a week. If you want to spread it out to one hour a day, that's fine, too. Find a schedule that works for you.

5. Keep your eye on the prize.

My university has a web page with a countdown to graduation. I keep it bookmarked on my laptop. When I am feeling unmotivated, I click the link and remind myself of how many days there are until graduation. If your university doesn't have this feature, you can make your own graduation countdown on a variety of countdown websites. Find something tangible to focus on achieving. You can do this!

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