Commencement Circus 2007
Written by Bwog Staff
Now Bwog editor emeritus Chris Szabla reports on some of the more ridiculous elements of today’s pomp and circumstance.
Things being thrown/held by various schools:
CC: apple cores
SEAS: paper airplanes/annoying plastic clapping devices
GS: racing flags (because, I guess, they finally made it to the finish line)
Barnard: flowers and confetti
Nursing: pompoms (just…not right)
Architecture: balloons were all I could see, although the Record claimed they had plastic protractors
Business: monopoly money
Journalism: shredded newspaper
SIPA: national flags
Law: rubber gavels (people didn’t know they were rubber at first and apparently took cover)
Continuing Ed: frisbees
Teachers College: mostly seemed to ape SEAS’ paper airplane thing
Some beach balls also bounced among the graduates. CC students mostly let fly their apple cores (and in some cases whole apples) at SEAS, though some held steady and waited to assault Barnard. SEAS counterattacked with a volley of paper airplanes and
returned the apples. PrezBo looked visibly displeased when an uneaten apple whizzed near him.
As for the address, PrezBo bombed it with an untimely mention of “American Idol” (about a month late according to people who pay attention) interspersed with terribly unwitty self-deprecation. And concerning his references to the untrammeled prosperity of the world economy: huh?
Best moment: PrezBo made a condemnatory reference to people who thought in “simple binary form”. Upon hearing the words “binary form,” SEAS erupted in wild cheers, and PrezBo rephrased awkwardly. CC could not conceal its laughter.
More photos from Sumaiya Ahmed (actually taken on Class Day) after the jump…