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USC comes alive as freshmen arrive

USC's population ballooned by about 4,500 Saturday morning as expectant freshmen and emotional parents unloaded, waited, hauled, arranged, rearranged, complained, argued, hugged and cried in the annual tradition that is freshman move-in day.

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Loyalty points increase likelihood of winning It’s almost fall here in Columbia, and as any SEC school student should know, that means one thing: frenzied anticipation to be in Williams-Brice Stadium for a football season with high expectations.

Welcome Week kicks off

More than 100 events set to usher in new semester Stuck in the slow and quiet summer void of students, Russell House Director Kim McMahon and Event Services Coordinator Ryan Gross have been marking the days until freshmen return.

Library showcases rare Bibles

King James Version celebrates 400 years Thursday’s exhibit at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library was biblical in scope.

State of University speech date set

Annual address by university president to be held during 15-minute class break USC’s annual State of the University address resembles almost any classroom lecture: There’s a packed auditorium in front of an accomplished speaker, this time the university president, who uses PowerPoint slides, inflection, several jokes and exciting examples to keep the audience both awake and alert.

USC Gamecocks featured in ‘NCAA 12’

Video game includes detailed features of football team, stadium While USC fans wait for football season to officially begin when the Gamecocks play the Pirates of East Carolina University on Saturday, Sept. 3, advocates of the sport are still able to experience the action that takes place in Williams-Brice Stadium — through a video game.

SC Mission 2011 to provide free health care to Midlands residents

Thousands are expected to show up at the Carolina Coliseum this Friday and Saturday to receive free health care services. SC Mission 2011: Midlands is a collaboration among United Way of the Midlands, local area hospitals and nonprofit organizations that intends to provide free medical, dental and eye care to uninsured or undeserved adults 17 and older.

Debt decision reached

Coalition of student leaders make concerns heard Following a 74-26 Senate vote today, President Barack Obama signed a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling — putting an end to what has been long-drawn-out debate, and steering America away from what would be an unprecedented default on U.S. debt. USC Student Body President Joe Wright, who is one of 120 student leaders behind the “Do We Have a Deal Yet?” movement that urged leaders in Washington, D.C., to reach a bipartisan deal to raise the debt limit, said the deal is about what he expected.

USC alumnus born to be ‘Wilde’

Graduate climbs tallest mountain of every continent, founds clean water initiative Many people don’t accomplish any of their dreams during their lifetimes. James Wilde, a 1996 International Master of Business Administration graduate of USC’s Darla Moore School of Business, has already achieved three.