Being resilient during a rough school year
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For the most part, the factors outside of the classroom are the ones that are irritating the students. I cannot speak for any grade but my own, the seniors, the class of 2013. We have spent the past three years dreaming of our last year. Senior year is special. The end of an era. The accumulation of all our successes and silly mistakes. A final hurrah. A goodbye. We were supposed to spend our final year in a certain, comfortable and cozy environment. In addition, the privileges we are promised were snatched from us. February break truncated, senior weekend at first cancelled, then rescheduled. And now? All the privileges, no matter how miniscule they may seem, dissolved, as if they didn’t exist at all.
I understand the situation. I understand the administrators’ actions and their hard work. I understand. I can’t even get mad, which makes everything so much more frustrating.
“Basically the whole situation stinks right now, but we just have to make the most of it, stay positive, and show everyone how strong the Lawrence community is,” said Nicole Robinson, senior class president.