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Seen & Heard

COMMENCEMENT

MATT DUFFER ’07 

“Success doesn’t amplify anything. It doesn’t make you happier, it doesn’t make you more confident. The process of doing the thing you love to do is what makes you happy. Working with your collaborators, sharing experiences with your friends, that feeling of making something good together –­­ that’s what really matters.”

The Duffer Brothers, creators of the Netflix hit "Stranger Things," spoke to the Class of 2019 during Closing Convocation in May.
The Duffer Brothers, creators of the Netflix hit “Stranger Things,” spoke to the Class of 2019 during Closing Convocation in May.

ROSS DUFFER ’07

“The first act is over;­­ you’re just now moving into the second act. The second act – that’s the best part. You’re Marty McFly and you just went back in time. You’re Indiana Jones and you’ve just headed out in search of the Lost Ark. Things are about to get really tricky ­­and really cool.

 

VIDAL ARROYO ’19

Vidal Arroyo
The winner of Chapman’s highest student honor, the Cheverton Award, addressed his fellow graduates.

“Just as light cannot be simply defined as the absence of darkness, love cannot be simply defined as the absence of hate. Rather, it can only be defined as an active, relentless pursuit to give others the very treatment you desire. Let us overcome hate with love. Let us overcome relativism with truth. And let us overcome darkness with light.”