Even with many states reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional graduation ceremonies have largely been disrupted by social distancing precautions.
While some schools have gone to the lengths of incorporating holograms in their ceremonies, others have flat-out cancelled. Knowing high school and college seniors wouldn’t get the celebration they deserved, Facebook created a star-studded, two-hour event honoring 2020 graduates. However, while there’s much to commend about what Facebook pulled off, its ambition was ultimately its undoing.
It’s understandable to have one mega event that encompasses both high and college students, but the saccharine message of “everything’s gonna be all right!” hits a little different when you’re talking to graduates entering an astronomically bleak work force—not four more years of school. Of course, no one has the answers. But, out of all the speakers, Oprah came the closest, naturally. Read more here