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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 can have. Ok, he also said that the country is “a better place today” than when he graduated from college more than 30 years ago,… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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


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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, the students learned the entire dance in just two days! The routine gets more fun as the video goes on, and ends with students performing a… READ MORE »


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


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This is how all commencement speeches should end. READ MORE »


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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 use? I’m not trying to knock sentimental gifts — they can spark happy tears and make wonderful lifelong keepsakes — but if you’re stumped on… READ MORE »


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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 Frat Houses! But before you slip on your grown up panties and make them dollars, there are some things you should probably know about navigating… READ MORE »


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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. Graduation is supposed to be a celebration of your hard work, a launch into the adult working world. A graduation speaker is someone chosen to… READ MORE »


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“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, he would say. Graduating from Wake Forest means all of you have experienced success already. And some of you — and now I’m talking to… READ MORE »


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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 It Champ!” Earning a degree isn’t easy and deserves celebration.

The catch, though, is that celebratory public events like commencement are a prime… READ MORE »


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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 of the senior class broke into the school overnight on Wednesday to pee on the floors, smear petroleum jelly on doorknobs, overturn chairs and desks,… READ MORE »


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I have to give some props to recent graduate Robert Jeffrey Blank. Who else is brave enough to attempt a backflip in front of thousands of your peers and closest family members, all in the name of some extra attention? But the ex-Davenport University student didn’t exactly stick his landing — in fact, he fell… READ MORE »


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A social studies teacher named Peter Heck spoke a high school commencement and instead of encouraging all of the graduates to pursue their wildest ambitions, he really just told the boys to do that. Heck urged the graduating girls to “devote yourself to your families and children. … We need more women as invested… READ MORE »


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Erin Faith Page was chosen to represent students at New England College’s commencement this year. The school also chose Senator Kelly Ayotte as a keynote speaker at the event, offering her an honorary degree. The problem? Erin is an out lesbian who believes that Ayotte’s conservative politics make her a terrible choice for the honor. READ MORE »


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Reddit user alyak72 decided to forgo the traditional celebratory tone of most college graduation announcements and take the brutally honest route instead. I’m sure many of today’s college graduates feel the same way, but damn, those tears and the pleading for cash are a little intense. What would you do if you got this card… READ MORE »


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Kara Koskowich really wanted to make a statement when she graduated from high school, so rather than donning the traditional white graduation dress, Kara made her own — out of old math homework. [CNN] … READ MORE »


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Graduation speeches are tough. You have to avoid the usual cliches about how students are floating on the sea of life or opening the doors to their future, and that isn’t easy. My college graduation speaker—some bigwig woman at the World Bank—hit both of those. Not that you could hear over the protesting of my… READ MORE »


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