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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 3. May 3, 1944

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

On Friday, May 12th, all the grads will be capped, and the ceremony is scheduled to be held at eight o'clock in the Town Hall. It is a great moment for the ninety-odd grads when they are handed their diplomas in the presence of Principal, Professors and the assembled multitude. All the paraphernalia of learning is apparent—the Professors sport lots of red, blues and golds in their academic dress and even the smallest Bachelor of Arts is decked out in a pink hood edged with ermine—of a kind. It is meant to be a very impressive and dignified ceremony, but there are some who do not see it that way but rather as just another excuse for some crazy capers. These bright sparks generally have an excess of jubilant spirits to work off, and cabbage bouquets, wierd whoops, and backstairs manoeuvres become part of the ceremony. Those responsible for this are quite disassociated from the following officials: Professor Gordon, who will take charge of professorial arrangements; Jack Barr, the Exec. Controller of Capping; and Ann Eichelbaum, supervisor of the flower girls, its a big thing, so come along and see how it all goes—at eight o'clock in the Town Hall on Friday, May 12th.