Editorial: Graduation tickets
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012 19:09
With graduation looming, we at The Pacer are once again frustrated with the ticket allotment given to the graduating seniors.
It was brought to those of us on staff that are walking across the stage on Cinco de Mayo that only six tickets will be given per student to distribute between family and friends.
Yes, that’s right. Six tickets.
For some people that can not even cover their siblings.
This is supposed to be the biggest accomplishment of our lives and we can only share it with six people?
We know that the Elam Center is small but there has got to be a better way.
The administration eliminated summer ceremonies in order to save money. But what it hurt in the long run was the students. If this is truly the “Campus that Cares” then why does it seem to not care about celebrating our metamorphisis from student to alumni?
So here is what we are purposing.
We either need to find a bigger venue outside of Weakley County or we need multiple graduation ceremonies.
If churches can have multiple services in one day, week in and week out, then why can we not have a split graduation ceremony?
The ceremonies would go faster for those in attendance and there would be no need for an allotment of tickets for students (and we hear even faculty).
Just a thought.