By Joseph Iemma
With the semester coming to a close, and one more year of college under our belts, our eyes are focused on the future and the opportunities that lie ahead. However, for some students, this semester will be their final one at Post. Thus, with graduation looming, a simple question arises. Where’s the best place to celebrate?
Truthfully, there is no one answer to this question. As a matter of fact, it can be answered in ten different ways, since everyone has a different perspective on graduation and how this accomplishment should be celebrated.
Lisa Schwartz, a senior Chemistry major, stressed that the best place to celebrate graduation is wherever your family is. “I owe a lot of my accomplishments to my family,” Schwartz said. “My family has been there every step of the way; therefore, it’s only fitting I celebrate this accomplishment with them.” So where will she celebrate? Well, Schwartz and her family are still deciding between a backyard barbeque or a catering hall located on the banks of the Long Island Sound, but location isn’t a premium for Schwartz.
Some students take a more, let’s say, “festive” approach to celebrating graduation. “Yeah, I’ll probably go to dinner with my family,” said Dom Argonesi, a senior Business Administration major. “But me and the crew already booked a vacation to Aruba right after graduation.” He said the flight is scheduled for noon, the day after graduation. “College was awesome, and my friends are a huge reason why I had such a great time. So that’s who I’m going to celebrate it with. One last hoorah in Aruba!” Argonesi said.
Other students, such as Omar Nehhas, a senior History major, are taking a simpler approach to graduation. “My family and I are going to spend the weekend after graduation at our beach house in Montauk,” Nehhas said. “It’s affordable, plus I’m going to bring a few friends out, so it should be fun.”
A graduation celebration doesn’t have to be an overly expensive event. A backyard barbeque allows you to enjoy good food and good company in the comfort of your own home. Even a night out at a club or a bar is affordable, especially when you compare that to a trip to Aruba.
However, regardless if you’re celebrating graduation in Aruba with your friends, at a catering hall with your family, or even at a club with your friends, the best place to celebrate graduation seems to be with the people you love the most. After all, we are all reflections of the people we surround ourselves with, and if it wasn’t for friends and family, the road to graduation might just have been a little bumpier than expected.