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Wiregrass Ranch senior Olivia Sunna works on a class assignment. After years of AP classes, she really has a case of senioritis.BREANNA FRENCH | Wiregrass Ranch

Students deal with a serious case of senioritis

On Day 1 of her senior year, a high school student has spent 12 years of her life sitting in a classroom studying, doing homework and everything else that school entails. Senioritis typically sets in around Day 2. Senioritis is classically defined as a decline in motivation and effort during senior year by heretofo …

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  1. Students deal with a serious case of senioritis

    Life

    On Day 1 of her senior year, a high school student has spent 12 years of her life sitting in a classroom studying, doing homework and everything else that school entails. Senioritis typically sets in around Day 2.

    Wiregrass Ranch senior Olivia Sunna works on a class assignment. After years of AP classes, she really has a case of senioritis.
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    Life

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  3. Nothing holding her back

    Life

    When Konner Brewer was 11 years old, the avid athlete who played multiple team sports started to notice she was extremely tired and thirsty after practices.

    Konner Brewer, 17, tests her blood sugar during a break at the 2014 Tampa City Relays Meet at Bobby Hicks Pool in Tampa.
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    Human Interest

    ST. PETERSBURG — The sounds of a synthesizer filled the air as Nelson Flores and the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with strolled by the massive banyan trees in North Straub Park.

    Mike Nakelski, 29, on bended knee, surprises Nelson Flores, 25, with a flash mob proposal on Saturday at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. “It’s a miracle that I found you,” Nakelski said.
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    Life

    Karianne Buser, varsity cheerleader and member of Academy of the Holy Names Ambassadors Club, started her sophomore year extra busy and involved with community and friends.

    Carrollwood Day School classmates of Megan and Colin Campbell wear the brother and sister’s initials at a softball game last spring.
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    Life

    For some, the persistent popularity of sexy Halloween costumes has become the equivalent of reality TV — a disgusting yet somewhat amusing spectacle that represents the worst of humanity but is somehow still around. Therefore, it's disgusting but not surprising that Frozen, the 2013 smash that is now the …

    sexy Olaf costume
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    Play

    Freshly hand-breaded chicken tenders fry in hot vats of oil as employees prepare orders in the open kitchen area right next to the registers.

    You can wash that chicken tender sandwich down with a hand-spun milkshake.
  8. MOLLY HILL: Musical compromise

    Life

    "Why did you start playing flute?"

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    (Molly Hill, Gibbs High senior)

     Molly Hill, Gibbs High
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    Life

    "You seem to have a graceful way of dealing with people of all sorts. How do you do it?"

      St. Petersburg High English teacher Roddy Benton
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    Life

    How could this happen? Somehow I reached my second year of high school without ever having gone to Moe's Southwest Grill or Chipotle Mexican Grill. The experience of eating at either of these burrito-famous restaurants had been described to me as "life-changing" and other similar highly laudatory …

    Chipotle’s burrito bowl can be served as a salad, as shown, or with rice. It’s spicy and usually “overguaced,” but still tasty.