Columbia's most prominent nicknames, Cola and Soda City, started as simple abbreviations but have turned into endearing terms that have a deeper meaning for many people who use them.
South Carolinlians got an early taste of Halloween with the very first SC Horror convention on Saturday and Sunday. Businesses and cosplayers from multiple parts of the state came to Columbia to celebrate their love of horror.
A new library exhibit on campus explores the history of the LGBTQIA+ community in South Carolina and beyond. Showcasing artifacts from Columbia's first Pride march to poems from Ovid, this exhibit is easy to follow and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Columbia's live music scene is back in session for the fall semester as students return to town to fill out venues. The arts team has compiled a list to help you navigate what's on the way for the coming months.
Olivia Rodrigo, a breakout music artist, released her sophomore album, "GUTS," on Friday, showcasing her unique sounds and growth as both an artist and young adult.
The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli, with its welcoming environment and expansive menu, has become a staple of the Columbia restaurant scene over the years. Its emphasis on community, though, makes the restaurant stand out among locals as a prime breakfast spot in the area.
Do you ever wonder what the person sitting next to you in class or at the dining hall is listening to? Or maybe what the University newspaper staff is currently spinning? Hear from The Daily Gamecock's senior staff team on its summer favorites and top artists.
New Brookland Tavern, one of Columbia's longest running music venue faces an uncertain future as its building is now up for sale. Local and student musicians say the venue is important to the COlumbia music scene and is best staying where it is.
After a two year hiatus from recording, SC singer-songwriter Mackenzie Morrow found herself back in the studio to record what has now blossomed into "Black Butterfly", a project that spanned years of hard work, and carries the echoes of Morrow's highest highs and lowest lows.
The Koger Center, Gamecock Entertainment and Carolina Productions partnered together to present a free country concert on the Koger Plaza for Carolina Welcome. Though the event was pushed inside due to severe weather, students were able to dance and sing along to three up-and-coming country artists and enjoy giveaways.
Across from USC's law school, coffee shop Knowledge Perk has opened a location in Columbia's historic Whaley House. Preserving the history of the home and keeping it welcoming students has been one of its main main goals since opening.
The South Carolina Cornbread Festival will return to Main Street on April 30 to feed and entertain attendees. After three years away, festival organizers are looking to reinvigorate the North Main Street business community.
MUSC 113 - Introduction to Video Game Music was a new class that debuted this year, which is dedicated to teaching students about the different ways music is used in video games. This semester, the class has created a mock playlist for NBA 2k24.