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USC students, Five Points patrons report being drugged

The Daily Gamecock obtained three Columbia Police Department incident reports dated between October and November 2020 detailing incidents of students being unknowingly drugged in Five Points bars. The scope of these incidents is unknown, as most victims don't report their stories to the police, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. 


Columbia residents experience food insecurity

Gamecock Pantry and FoodShare are some of the many organizations in Columbia trying to combat food insecurity in Columbia's "vast food desert." They offer produce, other healthy selections and basic toiletry items for those in need. 


Student Body President Issy Rushton speaks to student senate in September of 2020. 

Student Senate Recap: Initiatives to hire more advisers, improve DegreeWorks

During the first student senate meeting of the Spring semester, senators called for the university to hire more advisers, update the syllabi archive system and improve DegreeWorks. Student Body President Issy Rushton said she is working on hosting an in-person graduation both for current graduates and graduates who had virtual commencement last year.