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February 2017 - page 2

Seniors Celebrate Years of Service in National Charity League

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From philanthropy to volunteering, several Wesleyan students have spent the past few years giving back to their community through the National Charity League (NCL). Keep Reading

Senior Spotlights

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Sydney Millikan

  1. What colleges are you applying to? UGA, Auburn, Georgia Southern and Alabama.
  2. What were you involved with in high school? Basketball and Lacrosse.
  3. Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Mitchell Robinson in 5th grade.
  4. What is your most embarrassing moment? One of the most embarrassing moments happened recently at our basketball game against Holy Innocents. After the game, I found out that my aunt had gone to the student section during the game and bribed some of my friends to tell the student section to “make more noise.”
  5. What is one thing you wish you had done in high school? I wish I had tried out for volleyball.
  6. What is the theme song to your life? “Watch Out” by 2Chainz.
  7. If you could be any faculty member, who would you be? Why?Mrs. Panetta because she’s so artsy and the sweetest person ever.
  8. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? Smartfood popcorn, Odell Beckham Jr. and my dog.
  9. What do you hope your life will be like in 10 years? I want to be married and travelling the world.
  10. Assuming you had 24 hours to live, what would you do with your remaining hours? I would go to a tropical island and swim with sharks.

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Passion City Church Takes Students to Sharptop Cove

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Singing, dancing and raving with Passion City Church during Winter Weekend at Young Life’s Sharptop Cove was the place to be over the weekend of Feb. 10-12.  Passion City, an Atlanta based church, took a group of high school students to Sharptop Cove to attend worship services and grow closer in their understanding of God’s love. Keep Reading

Senioritis Plagues Senior Class

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Some adults would say senioritis is just an alternative term for laziness, but it is real, and it plagues the current senior class.

Brian Morgan, Wesleyan’s Director of Technology and father of senior Rachel Morgan, understands the struggle of senioritis.

“Senioritis is definitely real. Rachel is in bed at 9 every night,” Morgan said.

Senioritis is an illness that causes a decrease in motivation, and therefore effort in students due to limited time left in the school year. For most, this disease does not hit until second semester of senior year, but for a few, it started the day they arrived on campus this year.

For the majority of students, the lack of motivation comes because they have limited time left in the semester. Most people have been accepted into the colleges they applied to and because of this, it becomes extremely difficult to focus on school.

Senior Sam Laurite said, “I got into Wake Forest first semester. I do not have motivation this semester because of it. I never study, so I sleep, and now I get bad grades.”

Seniorities and procrastination go hand in hand. As the school year goes on, students begin to push off work to the night before, and then to the day of. A survey was conducted to see the results of senioritis on the current Wesleyan senior class. The majority of Wesleyan seniors are giving half of their effort or less.

Senior Nicole Fasciana said, “I don’t even take my backpack out of the car anymore.”

Many other students struggle to do work at home. Only 8% of Wesleyan seniors study two nights ahead of time, and 35% of seniors study the day of the test. The increase in procrastination has caused grades to drop significantly for 35% of the class.

Senior Hayes Laughlin “plays games in all of his classes” along with many other students in the senior class. The combination of not paying attention in class and not preparing for assessments is most likely the cause of grade decline.

Some seniors still have to give effort in classes because they have not been accepted into all their schools yet. Some schools take second semester grades into account when deciding who to admit into their university. Even these students are struggling to focus with graduation on the horizon. Senior have less than 100 days of school left, and the final rhythmic ring of the bell cannot come fast enough.

The Boys` Basketball Season Comes to a Close

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The boys` basketball season came to a close with the final record being 17-12. The boys worked hard to finish out the season strong and ended their journey in the second round of state.

When asked what the most exciting game of the season was, Junior Christian Mclean said, “I think the most exciting game this year for us was the second time we played Holy Innocents` because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year, so it meant a lot to go out there and beat them by 20, and also sent a statement to a lot of other teams as well.” The boys played Holy Innocents` two times, the first time they lost barely 63-67 and the second time they won by twenty points.

Damm said, “My favorite game of the season so far was our game against Green Forest.  We played at home and were huge underdogs, but the crowd in Yancey was amazing and our team went out and played hard and left it all on the court.  We didn’t win, but we gave a winning effort against a very talented Green Forest team. It is a game I’ll always remember.”

Built into the basketball schedule are games that are out of region. These games are shown to be more difficult. Senior Cullen Davis said, “Playing tough games is very helpful when it comes to preparing for the playoffs, because there are no give me games in the playoffs. Every team is capable of winning any given game and being in tough situations early in the year is great preparation for that.”

The Boys recently lost to Lakeview on Feb. 23, which brought their season to a close.

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