Posts Tagged ‘Senior’

I am a Graduate!?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017


In all the rush of graduation, I haven’t had time to sit down and write a post on the experience but here we go. We all lined up early for graduation backstage where we waited in anticipation. I loved seeing all of the differently decorated caps, many indicating which College or job was up next for the students. After about an hour we filed our way into the Amsoil Arena. This room hosts all kinds of events besides graduations: hockey games, the circus, mud truck races, you name it. For this event, it was all tidied up and clad in blue and gold. There were many speeches given by many people from St. Scholastica including an alumni that was awarded an honorary doctorate from the college. My personal favorite, of course, was the student speech. Corey Bardon won the student leadership award and as a result was chosen to give the speech at graduation. He encompassed both his journey and the journey of our class to graduates. I was excited to receive a shoutout from Corey as one of the “powerful women” on campus. After speeches and a few musical performances, we each walked across the stage to receive our diplomas from President Collete Geary. The fun began after the ceremony, however. I was thrilled with visits from family and surprise visits from friends. We took pictures, told stories, laughed, and cried. It was an amazing time. So far, it doesn’t feel very real but I bet as I am packing for my next adventure, to graduate school, it will hit me. 

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Signing the Wall

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Today I signed the wall, that means I’m officially a senior right? While I’m not sure how long this tradition has existed, the graduating seniors have a wall marked of for them which the sign during finals week, their final mark they make on the school. A.R.T club prepared the wall for us this year and asked each student to leave their name in sharpie. This is a fun little tradition that embodies the idea that we’ve all had an impact on the College. 

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English Senior Farewell Dinner

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Every year the English faculty take the graduating cohort out to dinner to celebrate their success at St. Scholastica. While it’s mostly a time to share plans for the next segment of our life, it was also a way for the English faculty to let us know how much we mean to them. Each student was given a book somehow related to their journey as an English major. One student who wrote his first novel in the style of Tolkien received a title all about the creation of Middle Earth and Tolkiens rise to success. A journalism student received an autobiography by a reporter who traveled the U.S. in an exciting and slightly illegal way. I was given an educational piece titled “How To Be a Victorian.” I have taken several classes involving the Victorian Era and recently completed a Victorian themed photo project. Now I will have something to read on my flight to London! 

Grad Cap Decorating

Monday, May 8th, 2017

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The Fable: Student Newspaper Gone Satire

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Happy Fable Friday!!! The Fable is the satire edition of our student newspaper, The Cable, and it only comes out once per year. It’s filled with great head-lines such as “Marketing Department Considers Adding a New Benedictine Value” and funny articles like “President Geary Still Using Google Maps to Find Campus.” Even the monastery gets in on the fun featuring an article by Sister Edith Bogue on the Monstarys consideration of growing marijuana. These headlines and articles are all in good fun, poking at school stereotypes, mishaps that occurred throughout the year, and current events. Each Fable includes a segment on the editorial board and graduating seniors of The Cable. This year, “Where will Cable Staff Be in Ten Years” suggested that I will be squatting in Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World, dodging the guards and fulfilling my dream to be a real Disney princess. For our senior send-off, the theme was “Hire the Cable Seniors” in which it listed my qualifications as “Organized AF.” The Fable is a lot of fun and definitely our most popular edition of the year. Head over to TheCableNews.com to read past Fable articles and current student works.