This year there was a particularly good crop of commencement speakers, and their speeches ran the gamut from heartfelt to hilarious to musical. If you can deal with feeling jealous of a bunch of high school and college students for having celebrities wish them luck on their graduation day, go forth and watch these eight examples. And follow your dreams, because that’s like really important. More
What’s with all these celebrities being inspiring and cool these days? This weekend Bill Murray was doling out life advice at a random bachelor party, and we just keep hearing about all these lovely commencement speeches at graduations. Sandra Bullock’s was funny and touching, and now we can add Jim Carrey to the list. More
In a move that would have Hermione Granger rolling her eyes scolding, “My goodness, what on earth took you so long?”, Emma Watson graduated from Brown University yesterday after studying there for six years. More
This school holds a special place in Sandra’s heart, because not only is her son Louis from New Orleans, but she also donated to the school after Hurricane Katrina. More
Can you believe it’s already graduation time again? All over the place students are throwing their caps up in the air and giving speeches and breaking glasses under their feet… and I might be a little rusty on graduation tradition, so sorry if any of that was wrong. I think I need to rewatch some graduation episodes of TV shows to refresh my memory about how this all works. More
Having a bad day? Listen to Peter Dinklage crack jokes about Game of Thrones and say inspiring things about being an artist. It’s wonderful. More
While you hear stories of celebrities who gave up college or even high school in order to pursue acting and became multimillionaries without ever having to hit the books again, it’s nice to see someone who’s able to juggle both. Dakota Fanning graduated from North Hollywood private school Campbell Hall yesterday. More
Monday was the graduation for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, so of course its (currently) most famous student James Franco was in attendance. BuzzFeed snapped a pic, and noted that Franco did not graduate with honors (represented by a gold tassel). But what most tickled me is the expression on the face of the girl in the foreground. Since NYU kids are evenly divided between jaded toward celebrities and constantly starstruck, it could go either way. More
There are ways to make what seems like the decades long graduation ceremony a little more bearable. You can decorate your mortarboard, hide silly string up your gown sleeve, or make up elaborate chants for when your friends accept their diplomas. Then there are the less conventional ways to make commencement memorable: marriage proposals, meteors, a fight to the death. I suggest going with silly string. However, these TV shows – from Buffy to 90210 – each had their own special way of dealing with high school’s crowning moment. More
On March 7, I became part of the Crushable team, my first real full-time job out of college. Next week, on May 18, I will graduate from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (using one of my vacation days to do so). I’ve been considered a part-time student in NYU’s records since January, when I paid a small fee that would allow me to take some classes a la carte but leave my time free mostly to work. Instead of graduating officially in December, I decided that I wanted to walk with my friends in May, and thus put myself into some weird I’m-a-student-but-not limbo. More
Graduating from college is awesome – until you realize that you have absolutely no idea what comes next. A job? Grad school? Taking a year off to travel? Well, now you can apply Harry Potter‘s sorting-hat technology to your postgrad future. Just hope you don’t get assigned to Hufflepuff. More
Graduation means yet another milestone in your life. But with graduation day fast approaching, you still need to think about your photos and your grad announcements to tell everyone how amazing you are for getting through it all. Don’t fret — Crushable has teamed up with Shutterfly.com to give you a chance to win an awesome photo prize pack so you can share your most memorable graduation moments.
One lucky fan of Crushable on Facebook will take home a $50 gift card good for anything on Shutterfly (like photo prints, cards or albums), plus 100 personalized graduation announcements and 2 photo books. That’s some super prize if we do say so ourselves. More
Depending on how you’re feeling about college right now, this fact may either excite you or freak you out: graduation for this year’s seniors is only weeks away. That means that in the rush of wrapping up your last classes, studying for finals, getting your cap and gown, planning a rocking graduation party and worrying about what you’re going to do with the rest of your life, you probably have very little time to think about something that will help you remember this time for the rest of your life: the photos. And those announcements you send out to let everyone you know how awesome you are for graduating.
But never you fear, Crushable is here with an awesome photo prize pack from Shutterfly.com, and one lucky fan of Crushable on Facebook will take home a $50 gift card good for anything on Shutterfly (like photo prints, cards or albums), plus 100 personalized graduation announcements and 2 photo books. That’s some super prize if we do say so ourselves. More
The following is a fairly accurate rundown of most nights I spend going out on campus in college:
1. Beverages of questionable quality are poured into red cups in our living room.
2. After twenty minutes, we leave and walk one block away – making sure to take the shortcut route that allows us to both arrive faster and also pass by the house of close guy friends, whereby we can survey if they have yet left their house. More