Why Do We Toss Graduation Caps in the Air?!

Melissa W.
Last week, we talked about how the mortarboard became a graduation attire staple, but we teased about a more fun tradition centered around the cap -- tossing them in the air!

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Dads & Grads

Melissa W.
The weekend of Father’s Day in June is traditionally a popular time for high school graduation ceremonies nationwide. It’s only fitting that the two be lumped together as a way to honor both the graduate and one of the role models who played a part in guiding him/her to the finish line.

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The Class of 2020: As Seen in Pictures

Melissa W.
With the threat of Coronavirus still a reality, high schools and universities around the country have made quick and creative changes to commencement ceremonies so seniors can celebrate their much-deserved accomplishments. June marks one of the busiest months for graduations, so we’re taking a look at The Class of 2020: As Seen in Pictures. Click the images for full stories.

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Spotlight: National Pan-Hellenic Council

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Founded 90 years ago at Howard University, the National Pan-Hellenic Council is an historically African American collaborative organization for international Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities. It was created at a time when Greek-lettered organizations founded by Black students were banned from being associated with Greek-lettered organizations founded by White students.

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It’s Pride Month: Taking a Look at the Gay-Straight Alliance on College Campuses

Melissa W.
While June is a time of celebration, all year long, members of the LGBTQ community work in groups on college campuses to promote acceptance and provide support for students who may struggle with their identity. The Gay-Straight Alliance is one many students look toward for guidance.

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Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Melissa W.
An American holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May each year, Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Observance began following the Civil War, but it was not recognized by the government as a federal holiday until 1971. Despite marking the unofficial start of the summer season, Memorial Day is meant for a day of reflection to remember the lives lost during battles -- many choose to spend the day visiting memorials and gravesites to pay tribute, while many towns host parades to celebrate.

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The National Honor Society of Scabbard and Blade: Recognizing Military Members

Melissa W.
Founded in 1904 by five cadet officers at The University of Wisconsin, The National Society of Scabbard and Blade is an organization dedicated to the United States military officers through a variety of programs. Their mission is “...dedicated to developing aspiring and current military officers that emulate the Five Star qualities while fostering strong joint-service relationships.” Their organization’s vision is that their members will "redefine the standard of excellence for all military members."

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Class Officer & Leadership Stoles Shine Bright During Virtual Graduations

Melissa W.
With virtual graduations on the rise amidst the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, schools are still looking for ways to keep the commencements special and also as normal as possible for their seniors. We’ve noticed a rise in orders for our Class Officer stoles recently, particularly our Class President stoles, and we think we know why: on top of their importance, they look great and stand out on computer screens!

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