Graduation Gyp?

It seems that there are some unhappy campers about to graduate from college in California. Why? Because Ahhhnold is their Governor!

Don’t get the connection? It’s simple: Guess whose signature appears on the diplomas of graduating seniors!! Right! Because he’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s John Hancock is stamped on each one.

The article quotes a student who has earned a degree in geography who says that Schwarzenegger’s signature has made her diploma, “a bit of a joke.” The catchy line, for which some proud reporter probably bought himself a drink at the end of the day, read, “She got a B.A., but she says it’s B.S.”

This story would be amusing if it weren’t so ridiculous. Despite all we hear about job cuts and worries over the economy, things must really be getting better. If the worst thing a college student has to worry about is whose signature is on her diploma, all must be pretty good with the world.

I know that I worked hard to get my diploma. And no matter who signed it (as long as they were officially supposed to), it doesn’t change that fact. Every job I’ve applied for asked whether I had a diploma, but not one of them bothered to ask who was governor when I graduated.

I think it’s time we introduce a new course to college campuses across America: Real Life Priorities 101.

Clearly, some people aren’t developing them on their own.

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.