The deep purple velvet tam is part of the new regalia for doctoral students (Photo by Lauren Franco).
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About Lauren Franco
My name is Lauren and I'm the Editor in Chief of the Optimist this year. I'm an avid fan of romantic comedies, the First Amendment and national parks. More than anything, I'm passionate about storytelling via photographs, and love getting to know the heart of people through my lens.