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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2015 - 12:37 PM



Oberlin College is holding it's graduation ceremony today and the local cable channel is showing the grads getting their diplomas.

Evidently there is no 'dress code' for this.

So far we have seen one guy is white shorts, a checkered shirt and bare foot, a girl with a VERY short mini-dress and chartreuse faerie wings on her back, at least 4 people wearing a yellow hard hat, people wearing flip flops, cow boy boots, one guy with mis-matched sneakers, and the list goes on and on.

There are some with the traditional cap and gown, some with just the mortarboard, and some with tasteful dresses and suit and ties.

Now bear in mind, a 4 year degree at Oberlin College costs $200,000.00!

What on earth posses these kids to dress like that for a major milestone in their life?

Oh, and Mrs. Obama, the First Lady, was there as a speaker. I would think that they could have shown a bit more class in the way that they dressed as a sigh of respect if not for her, at least for her position.
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Posted May 25, 2015 - 12:46 PM

Seems like every college is like this now a days .... Just had to sit through one of my relatives graduation's last weekend , the speaker they had there went on for about 40 mins expressing his political views and how we all have to do our part and get jobs to save the planet  from "Global warming" and those "big bad business owners only paying minimum wage"  :wallbanging:

 

The dress code sounds similar to what I seen...... :firejumper:


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Posted May 25, 2015 - 02:43 PM

   absolutely no respect !!!!!  If I had tried that at my hi school graduation my mother and father would have beat me black and blue for three weeks.  I just had more respect than to even try it.  especially when the first lady was there !!

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Posted May 25, 2015 - 03:50 PM

No surprise.

I showed up at a funeral a few months ago after work and I had on jeans. My mom and dad showed up and even now my mom threatened to beat me for showing up there in jeans. It was no excuse I had come straight from work.
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Posted May 25, 2015 - 07:46 PM

Seeing what the ah, First Lady wears sometimes, I guess she and other adults set the precedent.
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Posted May 26, 2015 - 06:07 AM

The First Lady wore a traditional gown while giving here address.



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Posted May 26, 2015 - 06:29 AM

I understand, but that's not always so, let's just say she has been less than traditional at times as compared to other first lady's. I do however agree, today's youth is being reared in a manner unlike I've seen. I assume it to a product of their educational environment and upbringing.

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Posted May 26, 2015 - 09:34 AM

I graduated froM Otterbein back in the 90's. We had a strick dress code or we did not participte.
If she was at my graduation, I would have skipped it and told them to mail me my diploma.
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Posted May 27, 2015 - 01:47 AM

Son #two went the whole nine yards for grad; black tux, red cumberbund, white shirt, big orange bird foot slippers---- said if he had to look like a penguin he'd go all the way. But for the ceremony slippers were gone, black dress shoes were worn, and proper respect shown, as it should be. Millions never get the chance to graduate; we are very fortunate.


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