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Old 04-20-2017, 09:55 PM
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Decorating Graduation Caps-Dying Trend?

So, I came across an article talking about decorated graduation caps and the particular school district banning them at a couple of their high school graduations.

I like the trend for the creativity but do you think this trend is on it's way out or not? Do you like the trend? Did you decorate your cap high school or college?
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:56 PM
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Article from a local Bay Area high school
https://gunnoracle.com/2015/03/20/co...tion-caps-pro/

Article about students protesting not being able to decorate their caps.
http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/membe...a4bcf887a.html

Eighteen-year-old Amber Holmes holds the graduation cap she had expected to wear across the stage when she graduated from Overton High School Wednesday. (video)
http://wreg.com/2014/05/22/student-n...raduation-cap/
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:09 PM
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I graduated in 95, we were not allowed to decorate our caps. It wasn't until I attended a college graduation that I saw it in person.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:19 AM
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I decorated my cap in high school. It was a pretty big thing to get it airbrushed at the time. I had a white cap and gown, and I had airbrushed 2002 and panther paws in purple (my school's mascot and colors). Some people get really creative. I like the trend.

Plus, I graduated high school with more than 700 people, so my parents had a much easier time finding me in the crowd

I honestly don't even know if we could have decorated our caps in college. I don't remember seeing anyone who did it when I graduated.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:08 AM
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When I graduated from HS in the mid-90s this was absolutely not allowed not to mention there were guidelines on what you could and could not wear. Broke the roles you couldn't participate in the graduation ceremony. Before transferring schools my first college allowed this and there were some absolutely amazing creative caps.
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We didn't do this in high school, but in college, all of our sorority sisters would put their letters and scroll numbers on their hats.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:06 PM
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I just graduated high school and we were allowed to decorate our caps. After all, they were OURS - we bought them and we were able to take them home afterwards. With that being said, I don't buy for a second that Amber Holmes didn't know about the rule. When you decorate your cap, you ask your friends how they are decorating theirs. She would have been made aware long before she showed up.
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