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Column: Wait to buy an iPhone

Apple is one of the most valuable and omnipresent companies on the planet, and consumers are, without a doubt, buying its products constantly. In order to be an informed consumer, you must be aware of the right and wrong time to purchase these products.


A couple stands before the National September 11 Memorial, marking the site of the south tower at the World Trade Center in New York, on September 8, 2021. (Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Column: Why we must never forget

With the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, people are able to reflect and understand how that tragic day continues to impact us to this day. With various opportunities to commemorate the day in Columbia, those within the community should strive to honor those whose lives were lost and to never forget.


An aerial view of the USC campus. The university displaced lower-income residents in areas such as Wheeler Hill and what once was the Ward One neighborhood in order to expand the campus.

Column: USC is gentrifying Columbia

USC needs to continue and further its efforts in reversing its gentrification on Columbia. The gentrification problem the university has created has had detrimental effects on city neighborhoods. 


Column: Understanding the mind and body connection

Mental health and fitness are both important, but have you ever thought about combining them to improve your overall wellbeing? The mind-body connection could help you maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle while returning to life back on campus. 


Column: USC being reactive will never be enough

Student welfare is at stake when the university is not proactively considering solutions to issues of racial injustice, sexual violence and threats to student safety. USC needs to be proactive, rather than simply responding to public outcries.