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The Parkland Students' Graduation Had The Most Moving Tribute To The Shooting Victims

It's been almost four months since tragedy struck in Parkland, Florida just before school let out on Feb. 14. A shooter descended upon Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on that day and killed 17 people, most of whom were students at the school. Wh…
By Bernadette Deron

This Catholic School Banned Its Gay Valedictorian's Speech, So He Spoke Outside

The end of May is graduation season. Students celebrate all the hard work that has gotten them to the very special moment where they can walk across the stage and accept their diploma. When you're the valedictorian of your high school class, that tit…
By Collette Reitz

Michelle Obama Posted A Message For 2018 Graduates & It Got Personal

The former first lady of the United States has a special message for class of 2018 graduates, and it features a personal story. Michelle Obama's graduation message was posted Tuesday, May 22 for her 20 million followers on Instagram. She began the me…
By Joseph Milord

Here’s Why Graduation Is The Perfect Time To Cut Toxic People Out Of Your Life

Graduating from college is one of the most bittersweet things that can happen to someone in their twenties. After four (or more) years of discovering who you are, exploring career paths, and fostering some pretty great friendships, it's easy to see w…
By Tayi Sanusi

33 Clever Instagram Captions For Graduation Pics With Your Degree

Graduation is finally here! As sad as you are to say goodbye to your college life, you can't wait to step out into the real world. School, we love you, but we're also totally over you. If I never have to see another pop quiz, essay, or research paper…
By Rachel Chapman

25 Graduation Quotes For Instagram That'll Give You All The Feels

You've been counting down the days until graduation, and it's finally here. It's a major milestone in your life, and prime time to celebrate all the hard work you've put into your degree the past four years. As exciting as the day is, it'll be over w…
By Rachel Chapman

How To Deal With Divorced Parents On Graduation Day, Because It's Not Always Easy

Having divorced parents is no picnic. Finishing college is no picnic. So, if you’re about to graduate and your parents are divorced, it’s pretty normal to be feeling stressed about graduation day, especially if your parents don’t get along. You’re cu…
By Veronica Lopez

Here's Why You Hear The Same Song Play At Every Graduation Ceremony

If you’ve ever been to a high school or college graduation, you have most definitely heard the band playing a very specific tune. It’s the song the nearly everyone in the United States associates with year-end goodbyes, caps and gowns, and fresh star…
By Tara Martinez

7 Graduation Cap Ideas That'll Give You Major Inspo For Your Special Day

It's officially graduation season, and what a bittersweet time it is. For the past four years, I've done nothing but eagerly count down the time I have left. Now that I'm about to walk across the graduation stage, I wish it wasn't here yet. Your grad…
By Tessa Harvey

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

Here's Why I'm So Glad I Stayed In Touch With My College Friends After Graduation

I am in the unique position of having attended to two colleges. I decided that if six figures were going to be spent on an education, the program I was attending should not make me cry every Sunday night. Transferring was difficult, but in the end I …
By Kimmy Foskett

Consider This If You Want To Get Engaged Around The Time You Graduate College

College graduation day is probably one of the most monumental days of your life. You've worked your entire academic career – from, what, four or five years old? – to receive your diploma, so that's around 17 years of build-up, dedication, and drive. …
By Elana Rubin

8 Graduation TV Episodes That You'll Want To Watch Before You Take Your Cap & Gown Off

Play that "Pomp and Circumstance" march with pride — graduation season has arrived. Actually, if you're a teen of the early 2000s, play Vitamin C's "Graduation (Friends Forever)," because that weepy jam will really hit home. This is a time of year th…
By Alana Altmann

Here Are The Best Memes To Go On Your Graduation Cap So You Can Laugh Through Your Tears

There's a ton of planning that goes into graduation. You have to find the perfect dress (even though no one will see it under your gown), figure out what shoes to wear so you don't trip on stage, make a plan with your family that creates as little dr…
By Claire Spellberg

Here's What To Say To College Friends You Won't See After Graduation

I've got a tricky habit of jumping from city to city and town to town. Growing up, my family and I had moved back and forth across the Atlantic five times before my ninth birthday, and I've called five different cities home over the last five years. …
By Genevieve Wheeler

These Graduation Party Themes Will Make You Toss Confetti, They're That Good

Graduation day is right around the corner, so get your confetti ready to toss up in the air. Congratulations are certainly in order. The past four years have been hard work, and now's the prime time to celebrate all you've accomplished. The ceremony …
By Rachel Chapman

These Hilarious Graduation Caps Will Make You Forget How Scary Post-Grad Life's Gonna Be

The entire experience of graduation is completely surreal, to say the least. Yes, it's boring AF to sit in that flimsy fold-up chair beneath the beating-hot sun for an hour (at least) while you wait for your name to be called, but it's still pretty e…
By Georgina Berbari

Here’s How To Deal With Family On Graduation Day, So That It’s Drama Free

Graduation day is big. It's a time to celebrate a huge and amazing accomplishment that you should feel extremely proud of. But it’s also a day of really mixed emotions. On the one hand, it's about stepping into a new future full of possibilities and …
By Rachel Shatto

The Best Kardashian Quotes To Go On Your Graduation Cap That Will Make You Yell "Okurrr!"

If you're graduating college or even grad school this year, there's a good chance that you were at quite the impressionable age when Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007. Whether you've stayed loyal to that weekly hour of Kardashian fami…
By Kristen Perrone

Here’s What To Say When People Ask About Your Post-Grad Plans & You Have No Answer

What are the six words every person on the verge of finishing college dreads most? "What are your plans for graduation?" Yep, the dreaded question that starts off benignly, but as the graduation date draws nearer, picks up in frequency and intensity …
By Rachel Shatto

7 Inspirational Quotes From Celebrity Graduation Speeches That Will Make You Sob

Commencement speeches have the power to motivate, influence, and inspire students about to embark on the next chapter of their lives. And if anyone can command the attention of a room (or a 10,000 person arena), it's a seasoned entertainer. Over the …
By Alana Altmann

5 Unique Ways To Celebrate Your Partner’s Graduation When Dinner Just Isn't Enough

Graduating from college is no small feat. Four years (or more) filled with some of the most intense experiences ever, and yet somehow your bae managed to power through. Completing the next level of schooling isn't something that should be taken light…
By Tayi Sanusi

Watch These 7 Movies About Graduating & Try Not To Cry Everywhere

There is no moment as bittersweet at graduation. Getting older and moving to the next stage of life is amazing, but at the same time, it's so hard to leave your best friends and the safety net of school. The real world is tough, I get it. To help you…
By Claire Spellberg

3 Tips For Moving On From A Relationship With A Graduation-Day Expiration Date

I realize now that the only two serious relationships I've ever been in ended just as I was about to graduate — first from college and then from graduate school. In both situations, I felt that I had outgrown the relationship and I knew it was import…
By Sydnee Lyons

These 9 Adorable Graduation Gifts Will Help Your BFF Navigate Post-Grad Life Like A Pro

It's that time of year, folks: college graduation season. That means lots of bittersweet tears, celebratory mimosas, and of course, gift-giving. It can be downright impossible to figure out a good graduation present for any person, but this year, you…
By Caroline Burke

Graduation Dresses That You'll Be Able To Wear Again In The Workspace & Beyond

Entering post-grad life is both thrilling and daunting at the same time. Will I be able to get a job? Where will I live? Can I somehow make my bandage skirts work appropriate? All valid questions. To help you with that latter inquiry, I've rounded up…
By Ariana Marsh

4 Road Trips To Take This Summer With Your College BFFs To Celebrate Graduation

Graduation season is upon us, and you know what that means: It's time to celebrate. After making it through many college exams and late-night study sessions, it's about time you treat yo' self. If there's anyone you should celebrate with, it's your B…
By Ciara Johnson

73 Hashtags For Graduation To Remember The Big Day Forever

Your graduation day is bittersweet, to say the least. It's the end of an iconic chapter of your life, and the beginning of a new one. You've worked hard the past few years, and this day is the culmination of all of that rolled into one big ceremony. …
By Rachel Chapman

These Are The Best Things To Do On Graduation Night With Your College BFFs

Your friends mean the world to you, and your college besties are a special breed. Not only did you probably attend every party together, but they were there whenever you needed them to help you study and get through each long semester of never-ending…
By Rachel Chapman

12 Epic Graduation Cap Designs That Are Giving Us Life

You've finally made it — graduation day. It's a special day that you and your classmates have worked hard to enjoy. As you anxiously await your name to be called to receive your diploma, you will enjoy seeing creatively decorated graduation caps in t…
By Rachel Chapman

The 20 Best Song Lyrics For Your Graduation Cap Capture All The Feels

It's almost time to walk across the graduation stage and into the real world. Soon enough, you'll be in a sea of graduates with decorated caps, eagerly waiting for your name to be called. Many students love to decorate their caps with quotes and pict…
By Rachel Chapman

7 Graduation Presents To Give Your Partner When They Finish School

It's been a minute since I've graduated from school. To be exact, 4.2 million minutes. (Hi, I'm old!) But with age comes wisdom, and some perspective on what kinds of things are truly useful out here in the real world. Hot tip: Oh, The Places You'll …
By Kimmy Foskett

5 Must-Dos With Your Sorority Sisters Before Graduation Comes & Goes

Ah, graduation. It comes quicker than we ever anticipate, doesn't it? One moment, you're a freshman accompanied by dozens of moving boxes, and the next minute, you're a junior complaining that graduation will never, ever come. Then before you know it…
By Tessa Harvey

45 Graduation Puns For Instagram, If You're Feeling Witty

Congratulations! Graduation day has arrived, and you have so much to celebrate. You've made it through late-night study sessions, written more essays than you can even count, and delivered a ton of presentations. You've worked your butt off, so now i…
By Rachel Chapman

My Best Friends Are All Moving To Different Places After Graduation & I'm Freaking Out

Samantha Stokes is a graduating senior at the University of Missouri, majoring in Print/Digital News and Magazine Writing. After graduation, her dreams are a little up in the air, which makes them all the more exciting. In less than one month, I'll g…
By Samantha Stokes

This Woman Posed With A Gun In Her Pants For Her Graduation Photos & Twitter Can’t Deal

Another social media user is experiencing backlash for posting a photo of herself with a gun. On Twitter, lots of users took issue with Brenna Spencer's college graduation photo with a gun, posted on Saturday, April 7. The post comes after conservati…
By Hannah Golden

Should You Break Up Before Graduation? How To Know If Your Relationship Is Destined To Last

Sh*t gets real after college graduation. You've just spent four years in a purgatory — albeit a very fun one — between childhood and adulthood, between playing hard and working hard, and between thinking you know who you are and really finding out wh…
By Kimmy Foskett

29 Extremely Bittersweet Captions For Your Graduation Cap Picture

It's been four, five, six (or more, whatever it takes!) years, and you've finally arrived. It's the day when you get to walk across that stage, grab that faux diploma, and prove to everyone that you really did it. Seriously, even though a lot of us d…
By Tessa Harvey

What The College Senior Really Wants Her Friends To Know Before Graduation

Senior year of college is such a whirlwind. I don't think anyone knows quite what to expect, and senior year of high school just doesn't compare. Sure, people tell you it's so bittersweet, and that it's over before you really feel like it has even be…
By Tessa Harvey

7 Underrated Things You'll Miss About Spring Break After You Graduate

Welcome to the real world. I don't know who exactly came up with the concept of adulting, but I'd like to speak to them because I don't always appreciate it. Yes, life after graduation has had its perks. For one, I don't have to go to class anymore, …
By Marisa Casciano

7 Underrated Reasons To Go On A Bonding Trip With Your Fam After Graduation

One of the best graduation gifts you can receive is a family vacation. This might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but don't underestimate the power of some good, old fashioned bonding time with the fam. Not only is it the perfect time to c…
By Rachel Chapman

Why Moving To Different Cities After Graduation Makes No Difference For Best Friends

Time has a way of fast-forwarding when it comes to those instances you wish could last forever. One minute you're nervously getting a tour around your home for the next four years, and then they're calling your name to hand you your degree. Looking u…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

Hilarious Dad Accidentally Films The Wrong Girl At Daughter's Graduation — VIDEO

Graduation can be a very emotional event, and those walking across the stage are usually super nervous as parents and loved ones cheer for them on the sideline. One dad got so excited during his daughter's graduation that he pulled out his phone are …
By Brenda Santana

What You’ll Actually Be Doing After You Graduate, As Told By Your Zodiac Sign

Probably the least exciting thing about graduating college is having to answer the question of what you're going to do after you graduate. It feels like some kind of a test of your self-will. The more you get asked the question, the more you want to …
By Rosebud Baker

This Girl Was Banned From Walking At Graduation Because She Was Pregnant

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old student with a 4.0 GPA and who was student council president. But she won't be allowed to walk in her high school graduation this year. Why, you ask? Before graduation, Maddi got pregnant. And as a result of her pregna…
By Candice Jalili

Slain Lieutenant’s Graduation Robe Placed On Empty Chair At Commencement

A newly commissioned army lieutenant who died just days before graduating from college received a special tribute at his commencement ceremony on Tuesday. The robe of Richard Collins III, who was set to receive his diploma, was left on an empty chair…
By Joseph Milord

Trump Speaks At Graduation, Makes It About Himself: ‘That’s Why We Won’

During a commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday, President Donald Trump set aside time to give the graduating class some advice about never giving up. As he spoke at the academy in Connecticut, Trump said, You have to put yo…
By Joseph Milord

28 Instagram Captions To Capture All The Feels For Your Graduation Post

Where did the past four years go?! Cue Vitamin C's “Graduation,” because it's time to throw your cap high into the air and hug your college friends as if you'll never let go. Waterproof mascara is a must on your special day, because you know graduati…
By Alexa Mellardo

Will Ferrell Hilariously Sings 'I Will Always Love You' To End Commencement Speech

I don't remember much about any of the speeches given at my college graduation, likely because I was trying to discreetly take a nap the whole time. But then again, it could also be that I didn't have the amazing graduation guest students at the Univ…
By Theresa Massony

Video Of Betsy DeVos' Getting Booed At HBCU Graduation Will Make You Cringe

They turned their backs on Betsy DeVos, literally. "They" would be the graduating students at Bethune-Cookman University's commencement ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. As DeVos, the US Secretary of Education, delivered her keynote address, video eme…
By Joseph Milord