November First, Finally



This past Monday may have seemed like any other mundane day of the week, but to me and the rest of the senior class, November 1st is a day that we have been dreading since the start of senior year. You may have heard the call of the college guidance urging students to submit all of their applications by that infamous day. Now, that this day has finally passed, a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.


Since this was only the first round of applications, specifically for early decision and early action, many students, including myself, are still working on college materials. Despite this, I finally feel free to watch Netflix without a looming deadline in front of me. The college application process is a tedious and time-consuming one; there are lots of essays to write, questions to answer, and applications to fill in. Until the date passed, applications were taking up the bulk of my time.

With this many feel, the weight of senior year lifted, as their stress transforms into senioritis. This not-new phenomenon has been affecting almost everyone in the grade. In an attempt to cure this "illness", many have retreated to the senior lounge. Personally, now I finally have time to focus on other things, like spending time with friends and family and exploring other interests.


November first lived in infamy in the back of my mind for so long, and now that it has passed the dates in December and January and April are going to take their place. November 1st, for me, symbolizes the end of college applications taking up so much of my time, and the start of what senior year is supposed to be.


By: Bailey Spitz (12th Grade)


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