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Saturday, May 25, 2024
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Tassel talk

Alright seniors, it’s that time of year! Our partying days are slowly fading behind us and now’s our chance to show off our degrees. What better way to say, “hey, I’m an adult” than a clever Graduation cap? Nothing.

Now, you’ve got your typical quotes from The Office, Friends, and trending memes but, if you don’t want to take that route, I’ve got a few dos and don’ts up my sleeve to help you create the best possible cap.


1. OK hear me out, classic Disney or Pixar quotes that aren’t totally cheesy. There are a few hidden gems from your favorite childhood movies, you just have to find them.

2. An album cover, not Graduation by Kanye West because come on, but maybe your favorite one of 2019 to better remember the year.

3. You can’t go wrong with a Game of Thrones themed cap especially after this season. Just bend the bloody knee already.

4. Less is more in some situations. Quotes like: “Nailed It,” “Done,” or “Finally” speak for themselves.

5. Another good option is to decorate it “UB” themed. Showing some school spirit may not be the worst thing in the world. We all love our Bulls and no matter how much you deny it, you’ll miss them.

If you’re struggling to gather materials to make the cap, I suggest going to Michaels or Joann Fabrics and only buy supplies that you can purchase with a coupon. 

If you don’t like that option, bring it full circle - back to kindergarten and use construction paper and 

Elmer’s glue. 

If you’re an art major or minor - utilize the scrap materials in the basement! Or just borrow supplies from a friend who already did their cap.


1. OK, we all know sparkly grad caps are pretty but if it blinds the person behind you, you’ve gone too far. Put the bedazzler down. Try something like a flower crown to emphasize your luscious locks.

2. Make a grad cap that you won’t look back at and say, “What the hell was I thinking?” Make one that’s meaningful to you. Your grad cap is all about the liberation from 18 years of education and how much you’ve grown! It’s something to be celebrated, not a total joke, you know?

3. I’d also advise you not to spend a ton of money or time on your cap. As long as it gets the point/message across, you’ve done your job!

4. My last “Don’t” would be to not decorate your cap based on other people’s grad caps. Be unique, be creative and express your own style - whatever it is.

Whatever you decide, congratulations, peers! We did it. I wish you all good luck as you embark on your last finals and good luck decorating those caps. Try not to stress too much over it, it is just a hat, you know? But I hope for everyone’s sake, we don’t see 20 “The one where I G.R.A.D.U.A.T.E” caps.

Catch you on the other side of the tassel.



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