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TWSS: Advice for the Class of 2014

Updated: May 21, 2014, 7:06 PM ET
By Sarah Spain | espnW.com

"Wear sunscreen."

In her 1997 column, "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young," Mary Schmich argued that the very best and most important tip she could give graduates would be to always slather on the SPF. The faux commencement speech, penned for the Chicago Tribune, became the stuff of legend.

Both the column and the Baz Luhrmann spoken word song that it inspired became ubiquitous at my high school in suburban Chicago, and yet for all the times ...

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