Upon arriving at USC, you’ll be bombarded with invitations to join just about every organization under the sun. Who knew one school could have so many Bible studies? When do these people find time to stand out on Greene Street and pull unsuspecting new students into their improv groups? Am I actually going to join any of these clubs, or am I just going to take these tablers’ free pizza and never see them again?
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A little under half of USC's undergraduate population is traveling away from home states and countries, perhaps for the first time.
As the summer comes to a close, Soda City Comic Con is celebrating its fifth anniversary with cosplay, comic books, cartoonists and ... a Spider-Man proposal?
Students at USC never know what they might run into on their way to class. Last year, Carolina Productions, the student organization responsible for entertainment at USC, put together escape rooms, petting zoos and Shrek Fest.
Columbia might be best known for football, Five Points and frat lots, but a lot of newcomers might not realize the city is also home to a diverse and growing music scene.
As the new semester approaches, so do the back-to-school jitters that we are all too familiar with. But don't despair, because directors and musicians alike have the perfect solution to take our minds off all that stress — new movies and albums to look forward to.
Alhough she's a Nashville-based musician with a degree from the University of Florida, Amanda Page Cornett is still a Carolinian at heart.
Aug. 23, 2018 is still fresh in Iuliia Khamidullina’s mind. On that day — the first day of classes — she stood near the fountain outside Thomas Cooper Library.
Ari Aster’s second horror flick to grace the big screens wowed audiences this summer. Disappointed, horrified, energized, nauseous: everyone left the theater feeling something strongly, including three of our staffers. Is the near two and a half hour film worth the time? Here’s what we have to say.
Broadway has been trying to get its “big break” in Hollywood for a while. Film adaptations of musicals have come and gone over the years, but only a few of them have really stuck around.
You know that Netflix show that's set in the '80s, has an ensemble cast and is currently on its third season? No, not the one with the quirky kids who have Winona Ryder on the verge of mental breakdown every other episode, the other one. You have no idea what I’m talking about, do you?
It feels like just yesterday Nickelodeon was airing a “SpongeBob SquarePants” marathon in celebration of the show’s ten-year anniversary. Glued to the television for days on end, children had little more to worry about than strategically deciding which episodes to miss for a shower or a nap.
Show: “Good Omens”
You hear the garage door open and immediately break into a cold sweat. Your parents stroll through the door, asking about your day, and you can feel your heart rate steadily increasing. Then comes the question — that simple, well-intentioned, dreaded question that comes this time every evening — “What would you like for dinner?”
As the Fourth of July approaches, the yearly hubbub of humid weather, hot dogs and fireworks begins to build. Parties and cookouts are planned; red, white and blue decor pops up all over; fireflies start showing up at dusk; the cicadas are in full recital of their nightly songs; firework displays are pondered over.
Two hundred and forty-three years young, the United States of America celebrates its declaration of independence this week. For better or worse, it has persevered through wars, depressions, recessions and a slew of unnecessary Hollywood remakes. That's something worth celebrating, and here are a few ways of doing just that in Columbia and the surrounding area.
With students returning from their summer breaks and the new semester kicking into high gear, Columbia is as vibrant as ever. Whether you're a long-time resident looking for something new or an incoming freshman setting foot in Carolina for the first time, there are plenty of places to go to experience arts and culture around Columbia. Here’s a list of just some of the unique places arts lovers can take advantage of around the city.
Lo-fi. House shows. Goth kids. Punk kids. Folk singers. Hippies. Skaters. Artsy. Folksy. White trash, punk rock, weird stuff. Whatever you want to call it, Columbia has a growing scene of young musicians who write, produce and perform their own music. What's more, they create their own performance spaces; mostly by word of mouth. This ethos, most commonly referred to as DIY music, is a subculture of people making music and building community around art.
Those new to the area might be surprised to learn there’s more to Columbia than college game days and Five Points bars. Granted, both might be proud staples of this southern hotspot, but Columbia is also home to a thriving arts scene. Theaters, museums and music venues are scattered all about the city, with two organizations in particular serving as the community's creative center.
After two months of pushing the envelope at rehearsal, the cast and crew of Trustus Theatre’s “Heathers, The Musical” is ready to bring the dark humor of this retro production to a live audience.