Thrifting gives people cheap and affordable ways to get nice clothes along with other odds and ends. With multiple Goodwill stores nearby and an Instagram account dedicated for students, no one should ever need to buy expensive clothes in Columbia.
Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch, which was given to the city of Aiken by Hope Iselin, is preserving the area's history and building a strong community. The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum and various other nature attractions provide a great piece of local culture for college students to experience.
In North Carolina, Asheville's diverse and free-spirited atmosphere makes it a hotspot for culture and experiences unique to the city. Foodies, artists, adventurers and beer-enthusiasts alike will have no problem packing an itinerary on a trip to "The Land of the Sky."
I Heart Mac & Cheese, a build-your-own style mac and cheese restaurant, opened a new location in Columbia and brings with it a commitment to the local community and "trendy" atmosphere.
Cockstock is back with a performance by Young Nudy. Carolina Productions is working with multiple on-campus organizations to make this Homecoming concert fun for USC students, faculty and staff.
Columbia celebrated its sixth annual PARK(ing) Day on Sept. 17, an event advocating for the need for more communal spaces in the city.
The Flying Biscuit Café, a quirky breakfast spot, plans to open in Five Points later this year. Expect Southern inspired breakfast foods in a fun setting, accompanied by a full bar.
For everyone, leaving home and going to college is a memorable and liberating experience. Saying goodbye to family and exploring newfound freedom feels great — until Family Weekend comes around. Whatever you may be thinking, make some treasured memories by inviting your loved ones to Family Weekend.
Two University of South Carolina students hope to shed light on the homelessness issue of Columbia through the eyes of the homeless themselves in an upcoming magazine project.
Black students shed light on experiences abroad and the challenges to make it happen.
Azalea Coffee Bar is a shop run by women, for everyone. The shop's focus on supporting and uplifting women-run businesses make its inventive coffees and teas all the more special. The staff is committed to forming community partnerships and to delivering women-sourced drinks to honor both female celebrities and local heroes.
A new Starbucks opened on Forest Drive with more of a focus on community than on profits. It plans to host service opportunities and community events in the lobby, which are open for all to attend.
NoMa Warehouse is an artist co-op in Columbia that is cultivating a "funky" atmosphere for individuals to let their creativity grow. It has space for artists to create and host events for the community to meet artists, enjoy food and hangout.
Diversity Speaks is a student organization that strives to unite and represent students from all backgrounds. Through events and social media outreach, it is advocating for inclusion, awareness and a campus where everyone feels at home.
Hindsight 2020 offers Columbia residents a reminder of lessons learned in the last year.