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Online classes spiked at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and have persisted until now. These classes added a whole new dimension to the way that students learn by using a different form of teaching.
The U.S. Supreme Court banned affirmative action in the college admissions process in June 2023, upending a tool that was used to diversify college campuses. But the court has set a precedent that doesn't just impact universities. Companies nationwide are worried about whether the Supreme Court will also ban affirmative action in their policies.
As a student here for almost four years, I still struggle to utilize all the services the Thomas Cooper Library has to offer. I mostly just go to the library to find a quiet place to study or to get a quick printout.
There are a lot of bad drivers around USC and in order to keep everyone safe it is important that students follow rules and traffic laws and pay attention to signs in order to avoid getting into accidents.
Each student at the University of South Carolina should be required to take a class in women's and gender studies (WGST) as the courses can provide meaningful information that could broaden one's knowledge about different social issues within their desired field and secure better job opportunities.
Academic advisers for undergraduate students should go beyond assisting students with course selection and recommendations. They should be more involved with students by helping them explore different experiential learning opportunities and connecting them with resources that can help with their career aspirations and academic goals.
As families are getting together over during Easter, they'll be eager to talk to the college students after not having seen them for a while, but sometimes the conversations brought up can make one uncomfortable. During these moments, students have to be able to navigate these discussions to relieve some of the awkwardness, which can be achieved by diverting, mitigating or avoiding the conversation.
TikTok has recently been banned on multiple universities' Wi-Fi due to potential security threats, but the bans are not helpful in protecting students and faculty's data. Putting a ban on TikTok would do more harm than good for the students at USC.
Student Government candidates need to create solid plans in order to help implement their campaign promises effectively.
With the recent murder of yet another transgender individual, people must actively participate to help prevent further violence against the trans community.
The term "freshman 15" often perpetuates a weight stigma in college students that can lead to stress-related eating and possible eating disorders. Students need to embrace the natural changes to their bodies and focus on creating healthy eating habits as they progress through college rather than worrying about weight.
When the protests in Iran started, Iranian students wanted the university to help spread awareness about the situation so that they could amplify the voices of those helpless from the regime, but, in that time of need, the university barely showed any support.
The university needs more diversity in academic leadership and faculty to better represent the students of USC and provide a comfortable space for them.
The university made an excellent choice in bringing in the new Dean of Libraries David Banush. His experience, past accomplishments and expertise in the library field make him a great choice for the dean of university libraries.
South Carolinians will be able to vote for their governor and decide who holds one of S.C.'s two senate seats. If you are not able to vote on Nov. 8 during the midterm elections, you have the option of getting an absentee ballot or going in for early voting.
The first-year experience in college is one that is memorable and should be stress-free. However, with the shortage of housing on campus this year, some first-time students are facing problems with USC's current housing accommodations.
Student Government's executive officers made several promises to help improve the university while they campaigned for office last semester. The executive officers for this year are going to make progressive changes to the campus.
Rex Tolliver is an excellent addition to the university due to his platform to improve USC and his track record of impressive accomplishments.
The recent Supreme Court ruling, made in late June, takes away the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to reduce carbon emissions, which would increase climate risks and greatly damage South Carolina's environment.