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According to BuzzFeed, a senior from Meredith College named Maigan Kennedy decided to forego traditional graduation photos in exchange for a shoot that will better reflect what she will really be getting out of her college experience—a crushing amount of student loans to pay back. ​

I went to college for four years and all I got was this stupid debt.
I went to college for four years and all I got was this stupid debt.

Because graduation season is again upon us, the class of 2016 is embarking on their adventure out of collegiate life and into what is only known as "the real world." They will bring with them knowledge, wisdom, and never-ending mountains of crippling debt

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The moment you realize you will be paying off loans until you die.
The moment you realize you will be paying off loans until you die.

Kennedy is receiving her BA in theatre from Meredith College in North Carolina. She told BuzzFeed  she was inspired by the scene in American Beauty where Mena Suvari is covered in roses for her "Drowning in Debt" photo shoot. Employing the talents of friend and photographer Areon Mobasher, she to make it happen.

Not Maigan Kennedy.
Not Maigan Kennedy.
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Definitely Maigan Kennedy. Much more realistic than that scene in American Beauty.
Definitely Maigan Kennedy. Much more realistic than that scene in American Beauty.
Debt sexy.
Debt sexy.

Mobasher told BuzzFeed news, “I initially expected them to be the standard series of graduation photos, similar to the ones I’ve been taking for seniors at my school these past few weeks. Knowing Maigan… well, I should have expected these photos were to happen.”

"Sorry about the BA in theatre, mom and dad."
"Sorry about the BA in theatre, mom and dad."
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They also took some more traditional pictures for her family, but nothing can hide that "I am so screwed because of these stupid student loans" look in her eyes.