A new beginning: Graduation season in DuPage
During most times of the year, it seems to us, the demand for mortarboards is somewhat limited.
Truth is, outside of a high school or college graduation, we can't remember the last time we saw someone walking around wearing one of those square hats with a dangling tassel -- not that there's anything wrong with that.
The good news for the folks who make mortarboards, though, is that the headwear is as much a part of this season as colorful robes and "Pomp and Circumstance" and speeches about going out and changing the world -- as you can see from this collection of graduation photos from some of our area high schools.
And that's good because there's value in tradition and there's value in inspirational speeches and there's value in wearing a funny-looking hat that you can toss in the air once you've snared that diploma.
So, graduates, don that cap and gown proudly and celebrate one last chance to be with all your classmates, because tomorrow we're depending on you to tackle a pretty important job: You know that part about going out and changing the world? We were serious.