In what marks the third day of protests in Columbia, people gathered outside the Statehouse at 2 p.m. for a “Die-In” where protesters laid on the ground for nine minutes and chanted “I can’t breathe,” the last words of George Floyd who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis.
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As journalists, we’re taught to be objective. Go to an event; write an article; cover both sides. We’re taught not to show our bias.
When USC announced the closure of residence halls, students were asked to take “essential belongings” and return to their permanent home — leaving many belongings behind.
Highways were less prevalent. Barbecue was all pork. Gas stations didn’t double as massive beaver-emblazoned convenience stores. And the music scene was sorely lacking. Raised in Austin, Texas, Caden Askew noticed some immediate differences when he moved to the Carolinas in 2017.
During times like these, it’s normal to feel a little down-and-out about yourself and others. Many of us are cooped up in quarantine, and others are protesting for monumental change. With so much going on in the world, in our country and on our social media feeds, everyone could benefit from some self-care.
As President Bob Caslen wrote in his May 27 address, “The new normal is upon us.”
Hundreds of protestors gathered on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse on Sunday to march in protest of the death of George Floyd. Originally, it was a peaceful protest, but things turned sour after several hours of marching.
When President Bob Caslen announced that classes would continue online after spring break, many important events were canceled, including the Ballet Stars of New York and Choreographer's Showcase. COVID-19 has caused a difficult transition for the dance program.
Dear University of South Carolina Graduates,
USC President Bob Caslen announced on Wednesday that all individuals will be expected to carry a face covering on campus starting June 1.
President Emeritus Harris Pastides, Student Body President Issy Rushton team up for DHEC contact tracing efforts
Student Body President Issy Rushton and President Emeritus Harris Pastides are combining efforts to recruit contact tracers for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
Many USC nursing alumni are facing significant challenges while on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have sacrificed their personal lives and their comfort to help save lives throughout the country.
Students returned to the United States in droves after the Study Abroad Office advised them to come home in March. The Department of State had just issued a global “reconsider travel” advisory, the third of four advisory levels.
Several popular bars and restaurants in Five Points have reopened in the past weeks, causing a mixture of hope and concern among owners and city officials.
This summer isn’t going to look quite like the others, but that doesn’t mean it has to be spent staring at the wall. Granted, your options are essentially to walk around outside or watch something on your computer, but Columbia and the surrounding area are still rife with activities that allow a healthy distance between you and others.
The Southeastern Conference announced Friday that “voluntary in-person athletics” may resume on June 8 at the preference of each SEC school. This comes after the NCAA approved resuming athletic activities in football and men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday.
The ad hoc advisory committee on finance updated the board of trustees via teleconference on Thursday. While COVID-19 has left a sizable impact on the university’s budget, the committee expects the previously estimated revenue loss of $20 million to $40 million to remain the same.
USC plans to implement a voluntary 10% pay reduction for President Bob Caslen, top administrators and top-paid coaches for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
USC announced on its coronavirus webpage that face-to-face instruction for the fall semester will end at Thanksgiving break. There will be no fall break.
When Student Body Vice President Hannah White came to USC, she knew she wanted to make an impact. She didn't know how at the time, but White knew fear was not going to stop her.