For the fourth year in a row, tropical weather has led to days of cancelled classes that will once again shake up the fall semester for students and faculty and staff.
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With events and classes cancelled for the remainder of the week in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, students has a chance to spend time with President Harris Pastides during a pizza party meet-and-greet.
Each year, we ask all residents of Columbia to vote for their favorite businesses that make Soda City pop. This year, Best of Carolina is a space race to the top. Which businesses do you think are out of this world? Vote now and propel your winners forward.
The university's weekend shuttle to and from Five Points will undergo major changes that go into effect the first weekend of the semester.
Kambrell Garvin led his own voter registration campaign at the age of 10. At the age of 12, he worked on a political campaign for the first time.
President Donald Trump visited West Columbia to support Governor Henry McMaster at a rally on the eve of South Carolina elections, and many candidates for offices across the state government were gathered to garner support for themselves, McMaster and Trump.
The Columbia Fireflies (24-21) defeated the West Virginia Power (24-19) 6-5 on Wednesday at Spirit Communications Park to take a 2-1 series lead over West Virginia.
The famous comedian and actor Bill Cosby was given an honorary degree from USC at his commencement address in 1986. Since then, Cosby has been accused of multiple accounts of sexual assault involving rape, child sexual abuse and drugging, and was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Eager students cheered in front of cameras with handmade signs Friday when Fox & Friends went live on USC's campus. Ainsley Earhardt, a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, broadcast from Davis Field with South Carolina elected officials to discuss politics with students.
Dance Marathon raised over $1 million in March for Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, which is part of the Children’s Miracle Network.
The 2017-18 school year was a whirlwind for Student Government, marked by getting a bill for a student vote on the Board of Trustees introduced in both the House and the Senate as well as a House subcommittee hearing. The new Student Government executive board now takes over the legacy left by Ross Lordo and Nick Santamaria.
Hundreds of students gathered on the Horseshoe with their parents and USC alumni to receive their class ring from University President Harris Pastides on Sunday.
Surrounded by balloons, photo stations, cupcakes and students at the journalism school, journalist Amy Odell shared her experiences redefining women's media in a Q&A on Tuesday.
A storm that has caused damage across the South reached Columbia on Sunday, bringing gusts up to 74 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service. As small branches and debris filled the roads, thousands of houses in Lexington and Richland counties lost power — at around 2:30 p.m., as many as 50,000 were in the dark. SCE&G reported 354 outage-causing incidents, mainly falling tree branches, in the two counties.
Healthy masculinity workshops teaching about the roles of masculinity in society and relationships have been held throughout the spring semester. The workshops started on Jan. 31, but very few people have attended, sometimes including the instructor.
In a world filled with movements seeking equality within the workplace for people of all genders and ethnicities, conferences and summits are held to encourage people of all backgrounds to come together to work toward a common purpose. On Thursday, the inaugural Women in Leadership Summit was held at the Darla Moore School of Business. The summit was a five-hour event with eight panelists and guest speakers whose goal was to encourage women to aim for leadership positions. Gail Morales, the U.S. Project Management Efficiency Executive at TD Bank, pointed to a study that claims gender, ethnicity and cultural diversity correlate with higher profitability for companies. Morales is referring to a study by McKinsey & Company which studied more than 1,000 companies in the United States, United Kingdom and Latin America. McKinsey & Company claims that companies with more gender and racial diversity returned more revenue than companies without similar diversity.
Birdcage, an annual drag show event put on by Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities (IRIS) and Carolina Productions, will be held April 5 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The 11th annual USC Fashion Week began on Friday with a Boutique Crawl in downtown Columbia, where shoppers had the opportunity to shop with a discount at retailers that will be featured in the Finale Show. It was followed on Saturday with the Midlands Heart Walk, which took place on Colonial Life Arena Intramural Field and raised money for the American Heart Association. The week-long event is put together by the Fashion Board, a student organization centered on growth in styling and passion for design, and aims to help its members succeed in the fashion and retail industries. USC Fashion Week will run from March 26 to March 29 and will celebrate the designs of both students and retailers in Columbia alike. Check out the rest of the events happening this week below.
"I know how to spell cat: C-A-T," 4-year-old Emma Van Hoogen says proudly. She's starting kindergarten in the fall and eagerly demonstrates what she's already learned.
Columbia officials decide against 2 a.m. bar closings