Well, they’re all back now and the 2013-14 school year started today. A lot of the beginning-of-the-year rituals are kind of the same as they’ve always been, but also kind of not the same. Registration, for example, is mostly an on-line thing these days. If you click on that link, you’ll note that it’s rather confusing. Confusion, however, may simply be inherent in registration–here’s a set of instruction from the late ’40s that is no less dizzying:
Also, you still have to go to the bookstore:
It look like the late 1950s to me.