Seniors forced to repeat senior year nationwide


The 2020-21 school year was a school year like no other. Across the nation, high schools utilized technology to create virtual classrooms. Apps such as Zoom replaced in-person communication, creating a hybrid—or sometimes entirely virtual—experience.

This morning, the University Bored announced that this experience is no replacement for traditional in-person learning. Courses taken virtually will not be accepted by University Bored-approved high schools or colleges, causing most seniors to lack the necessary course requirements for graduation.

“We just want to make sure that seniors will have enough knowledge when entering college for the first time,” University Bored President Thesis A. Skam said. “It has absolutely nothing to do with earning money for our organization. At least I don’t think it does.”

Many seniors are upset about this announcement. Without the memories of in-person high school or course credits, this school year was a waste of time, senior Señor Itis said.

“Man, I really don’t want to repeat my senior year,” Itis said. “It was rough enough the first time around. What a waste of time!”

The University Bored also stated that seniors may have difficulty re-adjusting to an unexpected additional year of in-person school. In response, District 412 created a list of ways to ease the stress of the return.

This list includes bi-weekly activities such as mandatory fashion shows during lunch periods, Wii Fit during mathematics courses and mini golf during every moment spent on campus. These activities will be implemented at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

“Everyone I have spoken with at the district is super excited about making these changes,” D412 administrator Syl Lee said. “They are definitely some silly ways to maintain the silliness of senior year!”

Because current juniors will be seniors next year, the current seniors repeating their senior year will be known as super seniors. This name was created by an anonymous source.

“As I said before, I am definitely not excited to be repeating my senior year,” Itis said. “But at least the name ‘super seniors’ sounds kind of like ‘superheroes!’”