Life Isn’t Black And White: Chinese Students Send Message With Creative Graduation Pose
A group of students from the School of Design at the University of South China took a series of striking graduation photos in self-made panda hats in Xiangyang city, Hunan Province on June 8, 2017.
But they are not animal activists calling for greater protection of China’s national symbol.
Instead, it was an expression of their determination to work hard at a grass-roots level after graduation and refuse to be spoiled like the panda.
They formed a heart shape circle around the Chinese characters for “dream” and “hardship” to call for students to be more down-to-earth and realize their dreams one step at a time.