5 things only seniors will understand

By Jude DeLoach

Edited by Tessa Rendina

As the class of 2k17 enter their last year of Arundel, we can all say administrators and other students are ready for us to walk across that stage and be out for good.  What everyone doesn’t understand is it’s just as stressful being a senior as it is to be a freshman or even a junior. Here’s a list of 5 things only us seniors can relate too.

Senior Parking– Don’t get me wrong, we love to drive to school and feel cool and showing off our cars to all of our classmates, but shouldn’t parking be for everyone? We shouldn’t have to pay for parking. Like, really? For the past 3 years, we’ve paid for everything, from school lunch to obligations. MAKE PARKING A FREE FOR ALL!

Applying For College– The stress of writing college essays and applying for different colleges can make life for us 17 and 18 year olds so stressful. Applying for college is like applying for your dream job. We only get one shot at this opportunity. Once you submit your application and you have to wait weeks, even months for a response. Then the anxiety builds and it’s either 2 choices: you got into your dream school or your life is over and you might as well cry yourself a river and jump in it.

Time– We barely get time to really do anything between school, jobs, and extra-curricular activities. We don’t get time to enjoy each other’s personal company. Being able to hang out with friends and family is a big part of who we are as we are growing to be mature responsible adults.

Anxiety– We all have anxiety when it comes to school, but I’m pretty sure that as we are leaving the young world and entering a new adult like world some of us feel as though most of our hard work will NOT pay off. Anxiety kills. As we work hard to achieve our goals we sometimes have the harsh doubt that this will all be for nothing.

Graduation- Once we hit our final 2 months of being in high school, getting our caps and gowns and growing up we start to feel sad and upset that most of our friends won’t actually be our friends once we graduate. Everyone begins to go their separate ways and relationships and friendship bonds begin to get broken. Our poor little hearts begin to shatter as we say our final goodbyes….. it’s such a bittersweet moment.