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Letter from the editor: The newsroom exists beyond 4 walls

Kate Robins, the 2024 editor-in-chief of The Daily Gamecock, shares what the newsroom means to her amid university proposals for a new student union. "I don’t know what’s going to happen to the newsroom. And I can’t even say that I know what’s going to happen to the student union," Robins writes. "But what I do know is that in times of uncertainty, it’s important to cling to and appreciate what is familiar."

A photo illustration of a student’s desk covered in caffeinated beverages on Jan. 14, 2024. One can of Monster Pipeline Punch contains 161 milligrams of caffeine.

Column: College students have an unhealthy relationship with caffeine

"Students need to reassess their caffeine drinking habits in order to maximize the benefits that caffeine can bring," columnist Varsha Gowda writes. "Young adults have been normalizing the consumption of excess caffeine though social media platforms, such as TikTok. Because of this, students have been inclined to think that overreliance is fine."

Guest Column: We will not wait for the next school shooting

The March for our Lives chapter at the University of North Carolina at Chapill Hill reached out to student newspapers across the country, asking them to publish the following piece in hopes that it will create attention around gun violence. "Students are taught to love a country that values guns over our lives," UNC students Alexander Danza and Andrew Son writes.