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The rear entrance of The Retreat located off Zion Rd. A piece of metal is hanging off the gate in the path of vehicles.

Column: USC should be more involved in off-campus housing safety

Over the past year crime has increased in multiple off-campus housing neighborhoods, such as increase in car jacks and multiple shootings. The university continues to promote these off-campus housing without informing students about safety issues or using university resources to try and make a plan for these issues. 


An exterior view of the South Quad dormitory building located on the campus of the University of South Carolina. South Quad is one of many on-campus housing options for students.

Column: USC needs to improve its housing accommodations

Because there isn't enough housing on campus for all first-year students and the upperclassmen who requested to live on campus, some first-year students temporarily lived in hotels, and others are squeezing two people into dorms originally built for one person. Being away from home for the first time is already burdensome, but making students deal with stressful living situations makes the burden worse.   


Column: Advocates need to fill gap in S.C. HIV care

HIV disproportionately affects the LGBTQIA+ population, and getting care is hard without affordable insurance, a problem made worse by the homophobic stigma that runs deep in South Carolina. We have a government reluctant to care for people living with HIV, so now it's up to us to get people the care and testing they deserve. 


Caleb Bozard, The Daily Gamecock's assistant news editor, poses for a photo on the steps in front of the Thomas Cooper Library fountain. Bozard identifies as a bi-sexual cis-gendered man and uses he/him pronouns.

Letter from the creator: Start a conversation

Great things can come from conversations — ideas, laughter, print editions, healing and progress. Celebrate how far we have come and how far we can still go with this print edition themed around the LGBTQIA+ community.