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In Our Opinion: Proving Ground encourages entrepreneurship

The Proving Ground, USC’s competition for entrepreneurial students and their startups, concluded last night in a live presentation of the finalists. Winning ideas included ReligionShare, a religious social media platform; ZzzSock, a bedding product featuring a zipper to streamline making your bed; and SAGE Energy Solutions, a fuel reformer that converts regular fuel into propane.


Media coverage perpetuates criminality

Yesterday, CNN headlined one of the last interviews with Joseph Franklin, the infamous serial killer, before his scheduled execution on Wednesday. For those of you who have never heard of him, Joseph Franklin is a serial killer who has been in prison serving multiple life sentences for the murders of 22 people.


Balancing quantity and quality key to CP success

As a major organization that handles nearly half a million dollars every year, Carolina Productions has had to deal with its fair share (and maybe more) of criticism from students and — we admit it — even the editorial board of The Daily Gamecock.


Practice discretion when using social media

Grad school and professional career hopefuls, you may want to set all your social media to private. Now more than ever, admission officers, headhunters and recruiters of all sorts are utilizing social media to get the scoop on their candidate’s qualities. A recent New York Times article told the tale of a Bowdoin College applicant who foolishly broadcasted some disparaging tweets during a college information session.


Competition over body image is unhealthy

Several weeks ago, a physically fit mom by the name of Maria Kang took heat for posting a picture of herself and her three children with a caption that read, “What’s your excuse?” This picture captured national attention and 20,000 comments, sparking a debate as to the message it sends women and young girls.