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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 ...

Battling ALS and the ravages of time

It's that blasted grandfather clock. The best you can hope for is to get as much accomplished as possible, to savor the blessings of life, tell people you love them.

A short history of the American high school Prom

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 30, 2016 — Flower shops, formal wear boutiques and specialty stores are busy for the months of May and June. School is almost out and seniors have started graduating but before Commencement they go to their long-awaited prom. As well as graduation, the prom is an American institution. But where did ...