In response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Red & Black shifted its annual spring awards event from a formal banquet to a socially distanced and scaled back picnic, held April 29, 2021 in the parking lot of The Red & Black Building on Baxter Street. For many newsroom staffers who have worked remotely since spring 2020, it was the first time in a year to catch up in person. Staff enjoyed refreshments from Marti's at Midday and The King of Pops. The awards recognized exceptional work in the newsroom and by members of the student sales team. Student leaders were recognized and the 2021-2022 Fields Scholarship recipients were announced. (Photos / Katie Tucker,