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Senior Column: Hey Makos! Don’t let senioritis drown you


Hey Makos. Has senioritis hit yet? It has for me. But we can’t fall back on checking up on our colleges, email, and grades. I know it’s hard. Here are some tips:


It feels like too much work, especially with all the spam mail from different colleges you didn’t even know existed. I know. But you have to check up on the colleges you have applied to. You might be missing materials or maybe the college wants to reach out to you for a Zoom orientation. So, here’s what you are going to do. You’re going to keep your email tab open on your Safari until you commit to a college. You’re going to check it every day. It can be in the morning or at night. Just check it to make sure you are not missing any notifications from your future dream school! 


There are thousands of students applying to one college at a time. Until they read your resume, you are just a statistic. So, show them you want them and they might want you. Most colleges spam you with Zoom orientations or GET TO KNOW OUR CAMPUS ACTIVITIES Zooms. Join some of them. Not only will you learn more about the college you want to go to, but they will see you care. This is important!!


I’m not saying to get an A in every class, but please don’t settle for a C third quarter. Colleges CARE. Everyone knows senioritis exists and everyone knows that the most responsible or time-managed students are the ones that don’t drown in it. YOU CAN GET A B! You can do your assignments with less effort. But DO THEM. 

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These are the tips I can give you for now. I’m trying to follow them myself. Good luck Makos!


Mercedes Halliburton

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Mercedes Halliburton
Mercedes Halliburton, Managing Editor
Mercedes Halliburton is a senior at MAST Academy. She is in her fourth year at the school, arriving in 2019 from St. Theresa Catholic School. Halliburton enjoys MAST more than her previous school because she believes that there is more freedom. Halliburton likes MAST because she enjoys swimming and water. She also enjoys reading and writing, saying that it is her favorite subject. Her least favorite subject is math, and her hardest year was junior year. She doesn’t have a least favorite teacher and she likes most of the teachers. She also likes MAST because it has a nice view and is so close to the beach. Even though MAST is fun, Halliburton claims it is also a challenging school with many hard classes.
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