The Prism: Every Side of the Story


By Larry Rhabb

As their last year of high school begins, many seniors across the country proclaim to have “Senioritis”, a feeling of not wanting to put in the same effort they had for their first 3 years of high school. Is this something all seniors have and is this a real thing?

Senioritis stems from the idea that students “are applying to schools and [they] feel that their hard work can now come to a slow decline,” according to an anonymous LWA senior. The idea is that as colleges start to accept students and seniors begin to decide and plan on where to spend the next 4 years of their lives, their effort in school allegedly begins to decrease. A reason might be that, there is more of a desire to finish the common app and get applications out, than there is to keep up their work ethic.

“Yea I say I have Senioritis everyday, but in reality I don’t lose or gain any more effort than I had before. I still do all of my work. It's not like I want to fail,” a senior at LWA says. This recurring theme of Senioritis strikes the nation year after year as memes on social media create buzz and seniors announce they are affected by Senioritis. Some might say it is harmless, however, according to LWA senior, Jaiden Fox, “it is bad, because [they’ve] only been in school for a month and [they] don’t do any work.” 

There are incentives to not fall subject to Senioritis. It is beneficial for a senior  to stay on top of their A game and finish out high school strong. Although many colleges don’t always look at full year grades in the highest regard, colleges do look at first semester grades, which could negatively impact college decisions and scholarships if they fall below a certain level.


By Maurice Butler

For a while now, The National Basketball Association has always had their preseason against foreign teams and in foreign countries. Much of the time, the teams the NBA teams play against in the preseason are Chinese teams. In China, the NBA is very popular, making China one of the NBA’s biggest supporters in the world. This is partly the reason why Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey sparked controversy when he tweeted an image that said, “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong”. The tweet has since been deleted.


by Ian Geraghty

The Lawrence Woodmere Academy Varsity soccer team has been red hot this season with an undefeated record. With a well rounded squad including grades 8th - 12th the Tigers have been very impressive.


by Tyler Coley

It’s 6:10 am and I’m awake, staring at my wall. I’d normally be excited to go away, especially to get a day off from school, but this is a business trip. Being on the LWA Varsity Basketball Team comes with its perks, but at the end of the day, hundreds and even thousands of hours are put in to make this team successful. My team and I worked extremely hard for this, putting in the utmost effort at practice- Monday through Saturday since November- and we’re finally here. I arrive at school in the morning, accompanied by my teammates for a quick breakfast, before taking the 5 hour journey to Glens Falls. The bus ride is quiet for a while, and then there are times when we all joke around and laugh together. However, everyone knows in their mind what has to be done. This is a business trip, not a vacation.


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