graduation

Via K945
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There's really no better way to encapsulate the feeling of entering the adult world than stumble-walking for 26 seconds in impractical heels before toppling over unceremoniously. 

For maximum effect, listen to this while watching the video:

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By Anonymous
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From the submitter:

"The Program notes the name of the school is the 'Lyndon B. Johnson School of Pubic Affairs', making the tagline "Unlimited Possibilities" even more meaningful. 'Obviously, we are mortified. It's beyond embarrassing, said Susan Binford, assistant dean for communications at the school. Unfortunately, by the time they noticed, the programs had already been distributed to students. 'As soon as we realized the mistake, everybody went into overdrive and we went to work to reprint it,' she said, adding that the corrected version will be sent to graduates. Yeah, but which one would you keep?! To truly demonstrate their ability to communicate in the student's language, they Tweeted an apology — and misspelled the word 'egregious'."

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Let's hope you got a degree in one of the hard sciences, otherwise you're going to be living off of Top Ramen and the crippling misery of student debt for the foreseeable future.

school sexism news High School Called Out for Shaming Female Students in Graduation Dress Code
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A high school student posted this image on her Facebook page in outrage over her schools graduation dress code guidelines directed specifically toward female students. The detail of expectations and focus on shaming of female students into covering their bodies, particularly if they have any weight related imperfections ("sausage rolls") compared to the much more relaxed guidelines directed toward the "gentlemen" is what some people find so upsetting. The school district has made a response to lament the "unfortunate word choices" that were written in the letter drafted by a long since retired author. 

school charity graduation This Girl Made Her Graduation Dress From Old Homework
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This teenage girl made her dress out of her old homework and donated the money she would have spent on a dress to Malala, a nonprofit for women's education. 

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Evan Young of Longmont, Colorado was banned from making his valedictorian speech at his own graduation from Twin Peaks Charter Academy High School. He submitted a draft of the speech to administrators and then provided them a revised speech where he made all the changes they asked for but one. He had planned to come out as gay during the speech but the school would not permit him to include any references to his sexual orientation. The principal then called Young's parents about the issue, outing him without his consent in the process.

Ultimately, Young was not allowed to speak at his graduation. He did get the chance to deliver his speech after all at a fundraising event for Out Boulder, a Colorado LGBT advocacy group and on national television on The Nightly Show.