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College Graduate Doesn’t Even Know Enough Latin To Read Her Diploma

College Graduate Doesn’t Even Know Enough Latin To Read Her Diploma

Student Life May 21, 2018 The New England Classic

ALUMNI STADIUM — On Monday morning, Boston College conferred approximately 2,300 degrees to graduates of the various undergraduate schools. Amid the smiles, congratulatory remarks, and photographs,... College Graduate Doesn’t Even Know Enough Latin To Read Her Diploma

ALUMNI STADIUM — On Monday morning, Boston College conferred approximately 2,300 degrees to graduates of the various undergraduate schools. Amid the smiles, congratulatory remarks, and photographs, one newly-minted BC grad came to the realization she might not have gotten everything she should’ve out of her liberal arts degree.

Upon being handed her diploma, Rachel Johnson (MCAS ’18), was surprised to realize that she understood very little on the piece of paper in her hands that represented the culmination of her entire Boston College undergraduate experience. The communication major stared quizzically at the degree she held as the marshals made their way through the rest of the alphabet, finally discerning that it was definitely an official Boston College degree after inferring that “Curatores Collegii Bostoniensis” probably meant BC.

“I might not have retained much from high school Latin, or from those four semesters that I took it here, but I sure know all about theories of mass communication and the best way to structure a set of interview questions for a research study,” said the 22-year-old heading off to a job as a paralegal.

At press time, Johnson was spotted posting a picture of herself holding her diploma on Instagram with the caption “veni, vidi, vici.”

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