wake-forest

I just spent many years learning to do one thing really well. I got so comfortable with that place, that role, those responsibilities, that it came to define how I saw myself. But now that part of my life is over. It is time to say goodbye to the person we’ve become, we’ve worked so hard to perfect. And to make some crucial decisions in becoming who we’re going to be.
—  Stephen Colbert’s commencement speech at Wake Forest University, May 18, 2015. 
[Robert Frost] described life after graduating as pieces to go on with. What he meant is that life is always unfinished business. Like the bits of knitting women used to carry around with them to be picked up at different intervals. And for those of you who have never knit, think of it as akin to your Tumblr, something you can pick up from time to time and change … So today, you gorgeous brilliant people, get on with your knitting.
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Jill Abramson wants you to pick your Tumblr back up

Her best quotes from today’s Wake Forest commencement speech

Last Friday, Ali Von Klan (Inter/Act member & intern) was invited by the LGBTQIA student group at Wake Forest Baptist University and spoke to a room of 50+ medical students. She discussed medicalization and normalization of intersex conditions and current practices that are aimed at ensuring quality care for people born with intersex traits. “It was a success,” she says! “Many students thanked me and several were shocked that cosmetic genital surgeries persist today.” Thank you Ali and in the words of Sean Saifa Wall, “We Will Win!”

Notre Dame is back on top. The Fighting Irish trampled Wake Forest 30-0 and jumped to No. 1 in the latest AP College Football Poll. Cierre Wood (pictured) rushed for 150 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown, on 11 carries. Losses by Oregon and Kansas State allowed Notre Dame to jump two spots to the top of the rankings. (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

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