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Participation awards: helpful or harmful?

According to a 2014 poll by Reason-Rupe, 57 percent of
Americans believe that only winning players should receive
a trophy, while 40 percent say that all kids on a sports team
should receive a participation trophy.

Kaitlyn Delaney

June 12, 2020

As children grow older, the necessity of participation awards often comes into question. It’s often difficult to let young children down by denying them recognition for their hard work and dedication. Though the concept of participation awards is well-meaning, participation awards are impractical and rob ...

Colleges, employers weigh in on Blue Ribbon status

Although the Blue Ribbon Award is only received by around 360 schools nationwide each year, the status is not widely recognized or tracked among colleges and universities.

Madison Beekman and Zoe Conner-Bennett

November 15, 2019

Students who attend a Blue Ribbon high school have plenty to brag about, but the distinction alone is not going to guarantee admission to a highly selective college or an internship. “I think it’s a great honor for the school to be selected as a Blue Ribbon school, but I would say that most peop...

59th annual Grammy Awards set to take place tomorrow

The Grammy Award, sought after by the music industry's top artists.

Michael Landolfi

February 11, 2017

The Recording Academy will host its 59th annual Grammy Awards tonight. The show honors musical achievements during the eligibility year, which was from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. R&B singer Beyoncé is this year’s nominee to beat, with nine nominations total. Although there are over 80 ...

‘La La Land’, ‘Moonlight’ and more win at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.

Sawyer Barth

January 16, 2017

The 74th annual Golden Globe awards were held on Jan. 8 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. NBC broadcasted the ceremony, and comedian and television icon Jimmy Fallon hosted. There were 25 television and film awards categories, as well as the honorary Cecil B...

Emmys prove to be biggest night in television

Cuba Gooding Jr. played O.J. Simpson in the hit show

Grace Treshock

November 9, 2016

The Emmys are considered to be the biggest night of television. As opposed to the Academy Award winners, Emmy award winners determined by a television academy of 6,000 people, 200 more than the Academy Award panel. Each member of the Emmy academy judges for five categories. For each category, they must wa...

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