The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a shaky economy, record-setting unemployment and a lot of worry. Despite it all, several economists and career experts say not all hope is lost.
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With campus closed because of COVID-19, some off-campus apartment complexes are waiving fees, offering payment plans or allowing students to make late or partial payments. Others are sticking to normal payment schedules.
Teaching choir ensembles, one-on-one music lessons and other classes in the School of Music are more difficult with the switch to online learning, so music professors are using creative solutions to teach their students effectively.
For four years, The Local Buzz has cultivated a sense of family within the community. According to owner and operator Stephanie Bridgers, the coffee shop was founded with the mission to make all feel welcome, emphasizing hospitality above all else. She’s come to know her customers quite well, listening to their stories as they share photos of loved ones and order their daily coffees.
It was roughly 2 a.m. on March 12 when third-year broadcast journalism student Peter Smith watched a wave of USC students run out of a Barcelona club. Shrieking and in tears, he said, they flooded the beach and began searching for flights as prices rapidly increased.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, students who live in on-campus residence halls were given three full days to retrieve “essential belongings” and leave the residence hall. These closures complicated housing arrangements for students, leaving them "frustrated" and "upset."
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, USC extended spring break one week and moved classes online for the remainder of the semester, giving professors one week to restructure their courses into an online format.
The Southeastern Conference announced on Tuesday that it will cancel all spring sports competitions and championships due to COVID-19 concerns. This ends the season for many Gamecocks sports, including baseball and softball.
After several sports leagues in the United States elected to either cancel or suspend their games due to coronavirus concerns, the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) decided to cancel its national championship tournament, ending South Carolina club hockey’s season.
From realistic paintings of Chance the Rapper to vibrant portraits of Travis Scott, when USC student Zhané Bradley is given a paintbrush, there's no telling what the canvas will turn into.
William F. Tate was appointed by a unanimous vote as the university’s provost at Friday’s board of trustees meeting.
A new attendance policy approved by the faculty senate will introduce a new rule for unexcused absences while prohibiting professors from using grade penalties for excused absences.
For the first time in almost 20 years, the Carolina Band will be led by all-female drum majors.
Show: “Little America”
Patrick Hickey, a USC clinical associate nursing professor, conquered his fear of heights by climbing the Seven Summits of the world and has brought the experience back to students. Hickey will be retiring from his position this May.
A group of USC students have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a local Wendy's employee after his house was severely damaged in a fire. As of March 1, the fundraiser raised $6,305 toward its $75,000 goal.
Local women-fronted bands and musical acts often struggle to gain traction in Columbia. Girls Block Festival co-founders Catherine Hunsinger and Kati Baldwin aim to combat this.
The Association of African American Students (AAAS) is where Ke’Nia Washington found her “happy place.”
The South Carolina Gamecock softball team earned its sixth straight victory with a 5-3 win over Georgia Southern. The No. 16 Gamecocks haven't lost a game since Feb. 15, where they fell to Washington 5-4 during the 2020 St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational.
Formed from a council of passionate faculty working to make students feel more welcome, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as an integral part of campus today.