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Graduation Just Around the Corner

by Thalia Speksnijder

hat tossing ceremony at graduation

The end of semester rush is back, except for seniors that means the end of college rush. With degree audits out of the way, and cap and gowns hanging in closets, all seniors have to do now is wait, and figure out what they’re going to do after getting that degree.

“Well,” said Josh Whitlinger, Applied Mathematics major and President of Math Club. “I plan to attend Florida State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics.”

For some, it is less certain what will happen once the degree is in hand, but have at least an idea of what they want to do.

“I plan on continuing my work in digital humanities, hopefully getting into graduate school within the next two years,” Rebecca Parker said, English Literature and Social Sciences double major, and one of the first recipient of the digital studies certificate.

Despite all the unknowns and exams, seniors are trying to enjoy the last few weeks and remember the memories they made.

“My favorite memory has to be the Sigma Tau Delta conventions to Georgia, Albuquerque, and Minneapolis,” said Parker.

Remember all the good times, class of 2016.

“My favorite memory is coming back to school after taking time off,” said Whitlinger. “Being really unsure as to how I would feel being a non-traditional student, and proving just not to myself, but to everyone that it doesn’t matter how you start, but how you finish.”

The commencement ceremony will be held on April 30 at 11 a.m.

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