Obama Says ‘Beyoncé Runs the World’ in Howard University Commencement Speech And It’s Awesome

Attention: Bey Hive. President Obama just full on quoted our queen in a commencement speech at Washington D.C.’s Howard University’s graduation yesterday afternoon, and we’re feeling all the feels you…

Katrin Higher | May 8, 2016 - 3:30 pm

“Let Devan Speak”: High School Valedictorian Banned From Giving Speech, Suspended

Devan Solanki, valedictorian of Lodi High School, was banned from giving a graduation speech. When he protested, he was suspended, then made to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Jenn Frank | June 22, 2015 - 9:30 am

Black Family May Get Actual Jail Time For Cheering At Graduation

“What are you in for?” “Armed robbery, you?” “Cheering at my kid’s graduation ceremony.”

Robyn Pennacchia | June 3, 2015 - 3:16 pm

High Schoolers Perform Epic Flash Mob At Their Own Graduation

Graduating seniors at Kahuku High School in Hawaii surprised their families at their commencement ceremony with a lengthy musical number, spanning everything from Miley Cyrus to the Jackson 5. Reportedly,…

Claire Hannum | June 2, 2015 - 11:06 am

Mary Karr Gives Best Commencement Speech Of All Time, Deserves All Of The Awards

“Don’t make the mistake of comparing your twisted up insides to other people’s blow dried outsides.”

Claire Hannum | May 19, 2015 - 11:31 am

Maya Rudolph Did Her Flawless Beyonce Impersonation At Tulane’s Commencement

This is how all commencement speeches should end.

Megan Reynolds | May 18, 2015 - 2:30 pm

13 Not-So-Corny Gifts For Your Favorite College Graduate

Graduation season means gifting your great grand-niece or whomever lots of sparkly framed quotes about dreaming big and “shooting for the moon,” but what about a gift she could actually…

Claire Hannum | May 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Graduated College

Now that your undergraduate days are over, it’s time to step out into the big, bad world of adulthood. Jobs! Money! Real Men Who Don’t Smell Like Stale Beer and…

Katie Oldenburg and Sophie Leon | May 27, 2014 - 9:00 am

What I Would Say If Someone Asked Me To Give A Commencement Address (Which They Won’t)

The other day I saw clickbait on the Internet called something like “10 Things You Find In Every Graduation Speech.” I didn’t click, but the headline stuck in my mind.

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Recently Fired NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Speaks Of Resilience At Wake Forest Commencement

“It meant more to our father to deal with a setback and try to bounce back than to watch how we handled our successes. Show what you are made of,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Frisky Rant: Hey Graduates, Please Don’t Try To Be A Special Snowflake At Commencement

Graduation is a big deal. Plenty of people like to see it as the total culmination of a young person’s character and dedication. As the greeting cards say, “You Earned…

Claire Hannum | May 7, 2014 - 10:00 am

Did You Have A Senior Prank? (Hopefully One Less Illegal Than The Prank In Teaneck)

By now you’ve heard about the 63 students who were arrested at Teaneck High School in New Jersey for a senior prank that veered off-course into straight-up vandalism. Nearly one-fifth…

Jessica Wakeman | May 2, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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