Sweek provides parties and learning experiences

Hugh Lory, Reporter

You may think the best thing about being a senior in the month of June is graduating, but really it’s going to senior week. Just think about a whole week with all your friends, no parents, no school, and no rules at the beach. You can go as hard as you want, as long as you want.

Ever since freshman year I have look forward to senior week, but didn’t realize all the work that goes into it-Finding a house that is affordable, picking a group of people you want to share one of the most memorable weeks of your lives with, buying all the food that will help you survive, and of course whatever else you need to have a good time.

The amount of money spent for senior week is beyond ridiculous, but when you think about the experience, and what comes with the whole week, it is all worth it.

Some may say senior week is just a huge party, but in reality it’s a lifelong lesson in many ways. Like we will know how to prepare for a vacation with our future families, figure out our finances for everything we need for a trip, we will find our limits on the things we put in our bodies, and know how to interact with the law.

I’m not going to sugar coat this, we all know what happens down at senior week: drinking all day, getting high with your friends, and of course whatever happens when the sun goes down. But this doesn’t mean we can just go out there acting like a bunch of monkeys, if anything, we seniors have to be more careful.

One bad thing about going down to senior week is all the cops and authority looking over us. I get it’s their job to watch our every move like a hawk salvaging for some food, but all I’m saying is be lenient with us. I haven’t experience what it’s like with cops down during sweek, but some of the stories I have heard are outrageous, so all I can say is be careful out there seniors, cause we have a target on our backs.

For me and a majority of the senior class being 18 down at sweek is extra dangerous, knowing we are considered adults and we can now get in trouble with the law. We are now responsible for all of our actions, and any trouble we get in goes on our record. Which sucks.

I hope everyone comes back safely and knowing they made the best of the week. I wish you all a safe, but fun senior week, and I hope this turns out to be one of those experiences you will always remember. I want you to keep in mind in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take so go out there and have a good f*%&ing time.