Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

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Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

UNLV associate professor Sheila Bock speaks the with the Associated Press at her office in Las Vegas. Bock has been researching how and why students decorate their caps and says the themes over the years have become increasingly political. From “Game of Loans, interest is coming” to “Si Se Puede, Here To Stay,” graduating college students are choosing to decorate their graduation caps, pushing against the formality of ceremonies and taking a stand on an issue before the thousands watching them cross the stage.

Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

UNLV associate professor Sheila Bock speaks the with the Associated Press at her office in Las Vegas. Bock has been researching how and why students decorate their caps and says the themes over the years have become increasingly political. From “Game of Loans, interest is coming” to “Si Se Puede, Here To Stay,” graduating college students are choosing to decorate their graduation caps, pushing against the formality of ceremonies and taking a stand on an issue before the thousands watching them cross the stage.

Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

UNLV student Brenda Romero decorates her graduation cap at her home in Las Vegas. Graduating college students are choosing to decorate their graduation caps, or mortarboards, pushing against the formality of ceremonies and taking a stand on an issue before the thousands watching them cross the stage.
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