American Dad Ivan
Grozny School Siege
year old Hayley Smith walked around Ivan Grozny University waiting
for her friend Ray Adams to straighten his black mortarboard a top
his head. Once the hat was perched neatly a top his head he greeted
her with a firm handshake.
was the universitys first graduation of the year. Last years
graduation was cancelled due to a malfunction with the central
cooling system and old auditorium. The graduates eventually received
their certificates of completion from a different university. Hayley
couldnt remember the name; her memory at times seemed to fail her.
She wasnt graduating however, Ray was. She was still a junior
trying to finish the final semester of her year after transferring
from her community college. Ray was a senior and had met her in
middle school in Lynchburg. Hed never imagine he would graduate
from Ivan Grozny University. It wasnt a difficult school to get
into but its curriculum was overly demanding.
walked beside him as they marched across the courtyard. A medium size
statute of Ivan Grozny toward over their heads, Ray grumbled at the
statute. She smiled wearily. Today is sure going to be an eventful
dayShe thought suddenly turning to Ray halting him in his stride.
Ray Im going to miss you! She hugged him affectionately
stroking the back his head gingerly. He hugged her in return surprise
by her mournful mood. He nodded agreeing.
going to miss you too. Ill miss youre left wing Marxist
attitude! They both shared a laugh before breaking the hug.
going before the coordinators have a near heart attack! She patted
his head watching him leave the courtyard to jog over to the brand
new recently built auditorium where a massive crowd of black gowned
and mortarboard capped congregation of students had gathered. The
majority of the crowd was women less than half were men. Ray was
still intimidated by his old junior high fears of girls in large
crowds. All the women seemed to stare at him as if to say, look at
this oneLate as always! He quickly shuffled over to the men
huddled in their own circle with most of their backs turned to the
women. There was an invisible barrier between the two groups that
could not be broken by the coordinators who ordered everyone to stay
in their place and not move from in front of the auditorium. A
handful of parents watched smiling.