15 semesters…

Ray looked at the grades of the three classes he took this semester, the three classes that were his last ones at San Jose State University. He breathes a sigh of relief as he sees that a class he struggled with turned out to not just be a passing grade, but a B- at that.

Only one class’s grade remained unpublished, but he knew it was already a pass.

Nearly 8 years ago, in 2006, he set foot in a classroom at 8:30 AM, having commuted via VTA while listening to rhythm game songs–one of his first actions in his first semester as a student at SJSU.

Just over a week ago, he turned in a green book with his answers for a final exam, while wearing a Reimu Hakurei T-shirt and bag, before relaxing in the Computer Science Club afterwards–his final graded actions as an SJSU undergrad.

It was over. It was finally over. 21 years of being in educational systems, over 1/3 of which were spent in secondary education. He could finally move on with his life.

He thanked everyone who helped make his long-awaited completion of his educational duties possible.

The next arc of his life begins…


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