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Honor student's diploma withheld because crowd cheers for her

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MertWindu, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    But Hondo.....don't you know, it was Kaisha's big day!!!! Who cares about the other 300 kids whose families managed to sit politely and follow the rules.
  2. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    Having watched these kids show up each night on TV (Galesburg is 40 miles from here, and the Quad Cities TV stations have been beating this like a dead horse), they weren't exactly likeable. One was whining last night that she was handed her diploma by a secretary _ she wanted the superintendent to do it so she could demand an apology.

    Take your diploma and go away. Your 15 minutes of fame are over.
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Circle gets the square.
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Feel free to watch the video and see that the cheering didn't last 15-20 seconds in this case. The announcer didn't have to wait any longer to say names when people did cheer and the audience could hear the names.
  5. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Fuck her. I would have told her it's in the mail.
  6. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    THANK YOU. No one in his or her right mind wants to hear two hours of bullshit speeches at commencement. Some folks don't want the prayers.

    Here's my idea, welcome from the president of the college or principal of the school, 10 minute speech from the keynote speaker, five minute speech from the student government president, then read the names. Allow time for guests to cheer for their peeps. Have the president/principal announce them as graduates. Get 'em the hell out of there. Bang. You're done without it being a five-hour exercise.

    Short, sweet, to the point. The only people who are deprived are the windbags who talk for an hour.
  7. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Why even read the names? These folks are already seated in order to get the correct diploma (assuming a lot here, but that's how it worked at my school), so give everyone who walks in a program with everyone's name, and when it comes time for the handout, just play music. People can yell their fool heads off when they see their Johnny or Jilly grab the thing. No time lost, no complaining, everyone gets to their party on time.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    We have one of these debates about every year at this time. Whatever happened to the young woman who wore a tie to her graduation and pissed off the administrators? Anybody remember that thread? Or should I just wait for a Stoob new thread on that one next week?
  9. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    you really aren't inviting him to ... awwww shit. i'm sure i'm too late. ;)
  10. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Guest

    Wow. I didn't need the mug shot to tell that the column was written by a stuffy white man.

    Anyway, fuck it all. Diplomas don't mean shit. Transcripts do.

    The idiots that ran my school were stupid enough to give us the real things for graduation. I walked across the stage, took my diploma, shook the principals hand, smiled wide and gave a nice "fuck you" to the asshole. Couldn't do a goddamn thing to me, either. But I've been told that I have problems with authority figures, and I'm working those issues out.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    they held our diplomas with idle threats attached, yet about 75 percent of my class attended a mass outdoor champaigne party at one of our classmate's farmhouse before graduation. once we showed up, they were going to start getting all tough with us, until they realized there really wouldn't be a graduation without 75 percent of the class on stage.

    and looking back, they kinda hustled through that thing.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I graduated with about 600 kids, and we did a practice walk through a few days before. Some of the kids were messing around and the principal said over the field's PA mic, in a great moment of political correctness, "come on people we do not want to look like a bunch of retards on Saturday."

    It was so nice for him to include the special education kids in his thoughts.

    Ahhhhh the 80s.
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