This is the transcript of my last print publication article in C^2. The student magazine at The Art Institute International Minnesota. As graduation looms, the time for students to collect their tenure races forward. The all-night projects and hard drive back-ups must be scoured for work. Printers are estimated on the quality of ink, and the paper plant surely requires a visit. Because we are students of the creative field, we display our learning in a visually important way; the portfolio is our most important asset. It must have been 9 quarters ago. The undertow conversation of a classroom was the speed we travel through our educational experience. I was only able to dream about the proud day of graduation.[…]