Light & Verity


“Eli, Eli is the place to be.
2028 is when I’ll get my degree.
Learning to read is how I achieve.
Can’t wait to grow up and be a Yalie!
Bulldogs, Bulldogs, bow-wow-wow!”

—students in Mr. Jephcott’s first grade class at Don Julian Elementary School, La Puente, California, on a video posted online at Each class at the school has “adopted” a college as part of a program to promote college readiness and “expose students to powerful college symbolism.”

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