g r a d u a t i o n. This word exhibits so much fear among college students. I never understood why because it's just the act of moving onto the next phase of your life. It was not until I went to my boyfriend's graduation at USC on Friday that I realized what a big deal it was and where the fear actually comes from. The fear is not of graduation and many people, even college students, mistake their fear of life and the future for the fear of graduation. Even though many students know what the next step of their life is, their fear of what the future holds in store for them is what keeps them anxious. They no longer have a "4-year course plan" to abide by or use as guidance. They have nothing but themselves to handle the situations that real life throws at them. That is the fear. That is what life is all about. Congratulations to the Class of 2016! If you've made it this far, believe in yourself that you'll make it even further.