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Commencement primer: Graduation traditions explained

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 30, 2019: It’s May, and the 2019 spring commencement season is in full swing. Those participating in the graduation ceremonies may find themselves wondering about the traditions surrounding this peculiar event. Why do graduates march in to Pomp and Circumstance? And why do candidates for graduation wear a robe and funny ...

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David Hogg’s high GPA and SAT test scores not enough for UCLA, why?

Much was made of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school student David Hogg's UCLA rejection. But it was not fair. High SAT and ACT scores are great, and landing on the cover of Time Magazine never hurts, but let's get serious: How are your college admissions essays coming along?

Commencement primer: Graduation traditions explained

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 8, 2016 — It’s June, and the 2016 spring commencement season is coming to a close. Those participating in the graduation ceremonies may find themselves wondering about the traditions surrounding this particular event. Why do graduates march in to “Pomp and Circumstance“? And why do candidates for graduation wear a robe ...