November 24th, 2014 | Uncategorized
Just a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Katie and Shelby’s graduation ceremony. The last graduation I had been to was my own of course and it brought back the memory of sitting in the ceremony after not having slept at all the night before wondering the whole time if it was going to downpour or not. Now before I get all nostalgic about Holy Cross I will tell you a bit about graduation at Trinity. First thing that is different is that the undergrads do not technically graduate until November, so people who are in my course right now are just graduating from their respective colleges. Second, the black robes they wear do not zip up, they are open so you have to wear something nice under them (wow such a big difference I know).
As for the ceremony, it is entirely in Latin. Now the only type of Latin I speak is Pig Latin, and let me tell you, that did not prepare me one bit. It only lasted about an hour, which was nice seeing as I didn’t understand anything. In order to stay entertained I made sure to video tape everything that seemed important for the family back home. I was quite outdone by the group sitting in front of me who each had a camera and the dad even had two. They sure didn’t want to miss anything!
Seeing Katie and Shelby graduate gave Jen and I hope in this crazy end of the semester exam time. It was also nice to experience it because I will probably miss it next year, as I will already be home! I am really missing being able to drink InHouse coffee while I study but I guess I will manage. Speaking of I’m going to chug it when I go home for Christmas. Anyway, I’ll save the list of what I am most excited for during Christmas break for another blog.
Victory Scholar: Christine Ganser
Sport League: Patriot League
Present University: Trinity College Dublin
Alma Mater: College of Holy Cross