A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GRAD

Thu, 1 Jun '23
Late-spring celebrant
Mon, 13 Mar '23
Last year's sr.
Tue, 15 Nov '22
Alum
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Bachelor, e.g.
Fri, 21 Jan '22
One being asked for donations, often
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Mortarboard tosser
Tue, 10 Aug '21
June celebrant, informally
Wed, 12 May '21
___ program
Wed, 17 Feb '21
___ school
Sat, 30 Jan '21
One temporarily donning a cap