Observe the calm of the graduating seniors. Though they have screwed off all quarter and rebelled against their masters only to be caught and put to midterms, they calmly await their fate and prepare to shuffle off this academic coil.

When the old guard of the Russian army revolted against Peter the Great, he had over a thousand rebels knouted to the bone, roasted their bleeding flesh and hung them from the walls of the Kremlin. To a man, they went quietly.

Some things never change.

Thursday’s forecast: Courage and pass/fail grades.