Emily Barber


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What I talk about when I talk about ... passion

03/18/2018 8:52pm

Even when you really love something, it's often difficult to be actively passionate about it all the time. Assistant Arts and Culture editor Emily Barber argues this doesn't mean your passion is fake — just that you have to be kind to yourself when it gets hard.


What I talk about when I talk about ... Consent

01/21/2018 9:20pm

Sexual encounters should never feel forced. Do not hesitate to be clear and vocal about one's intimate intentions, for body language is not always translated effectively.


Historic 1,000-year flood timeline

10/01/2016 4:47pm

South Carolina saw its most devastating rainfall in years in 2015. Roads and bridges were destroyed, over 30 dams failed, and 19 people died during Hurricane Joaquin in early October.


Professor Profile: Keith Kenney

09/05/2016 7:26pm

After nearly 30 years teaching at USC, visual communications professor Keith Kenney hasn't lost his passion for photojournalism, travel and academia.


Orientation: Working behind the scenes

08/10/2016 9:10pm

Every year, the new class of freshmen is welcomed to USC at First Night Carolina. But this isn't actually anyone's first night at Carolina


Road Trip Towns: Staunton, VA

04/20/2016 7:13pm

Staunton, Virginia, has something for everyone: good coffee, trendy bookstores and the United States' only re-creation of Shakespeare's Blackfriars Playhouse.


Clothesline unveils final project

04/18/2016 8:09pm

After a month of preparations, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention and Prevention revealed their final exhibit of T-shirts for the Clothesline Project.


SC bathroom bill struggles in Senate

04/18/2016 9:23pm

The South Carolina bathroom faces obstacles in the Senate and is unlikely to reach the House of Representatives by its deadline.


In Brief: 4/19/16

04/18/2016 6:30pm

Sumter County identified the 12-year-old boy killed in Sunday's ATV crash, two suspects stole thousands of dollars' worth of Yeti coolers, and 11 Richland County residents have been indicted on charges of food stamp fraud.


Crime Blotter: 4/10/16 - 4/17/16

04/17/2016 8:08pm

A man threw a hammer at his roommate, a man was attacked by his girlfriend and an accident occurred outside a nursing home.


Graduation commencement speakers announced

04/15/2016 12:41am

USC's spring 2016 commencement speakers will be the chief public policy officer for Boeing Co., a former president of the American Bar Association and the CEO of Fluor Corp.


Briefing: 4/14/16

04/13/2016 4:11pm

Secretary of State John Kerry denounced any use of torture, over 30,000 union Verizon workers have gone on strike, a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in Chicago, and Stephen Hawking is backing a new program to send tiny spacecraft to a nearby star system.


In Brief: 4/12/16

04/11/2016 5:50pm

A study shows that South Carolina women lose over $5 billion annually to the wage gap, a North Augusta officer has pleaded guilty for a fatal shooting in February 2014 and Newberry County sheriffs are investigating the death of an unidentified elderly black man.


Project Condom encourages communication

04/10/2016 9:03pm

Project Condom's panel of "sexperts" answered some of students' concerns and questions about sex and gave demonstrations on the proper use of several birth control methods.


Crime Blotter: 4/3/16 - 4/9/16

04/10/2016 7:20pm

A man bit his girlfriend's pinky finger, a young woman was assaulted and had her phone stolen, and a woman was reported for stealing a reusable shopping bag.


Storyteller talks literacy, service

04/06/2016 9:35pm

Local actor and storyteller Darion McCloud, leader of the storytelling group Story Squad, spoke on the importance of literacy and leadership as a Community Pathfinder with the Leadership and Service Center.


Briefing: 4/7/16

04/06/2016 5:05pm

Country singer Merle Haggard dies at 79, UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams comments on Villanova's close win, Mississippi passes a bill intended to protect against "government discrimination" and a U.S. Marine Corps dog is awarded the highest medal for courage a military animal can receive.


Local storyteller needs more 'superheroes'

04/05/2016 6:26pm

Darion McCloud, USC alumnus and founder of Story Squad, will discuss an opportunity for students to help alleviate illiteracy throughout the Midlands at the Leadership and Service Center on Wednesday at 1 p.m.


In Brief: 4/5/16

04/04/2016 4:57pm

The Five Points Foundation is donating over $50,000 of St. Pat's profits to local charities, a teenage mother was killed in a shooting in York on Sunday morning and a Georgetown man has been sentenced to 30 years after pleading guilty to a murder.


Suicide prevention walks 'Out of the Darkness'

04/03/2016 9:54pm

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and departments of Student Health Services hosted the fourth annual Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk Sunday afternoon to spread education and awareness.


In Brief: 4/4/16

04/03/2016 7:09pm

Columbia police are searching for a female suspect in a hit-and-run, a second man has been charged in connection with last week's I-20 shooting, and Lexington County officials identified the Lake Murray boater who was found dead Sunday morning.


Crime Blotter: 3/27/16 - 4/2/16

04/03/2016 7:15pm

Two women were attacked by significant others, one by her ex-boyfriend who was upset because she had a male visitor and the other because they were arguing over car insurance. Two young men were arrested after police saw marijuana in their car and confiscated fake driver's licenses from them.


Former football coach shares wisdom

03/30/2016 9:32pm

Harold White, a longtime employee in the athletic department at USC, was the university's first African American man to be on the football coaching staff.


Briefing: 3/31/16

03/30/2016 6:46pm

This week in brief: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump voices his views on abortion, a North Carolina transgender man is working against new legislation that requires him to use the women's restroom and actor Ian Somerhalder is involved on a campaign to save wild elephants in Africa.


Cocky's Quest widens search

03/28/2016 8:44pm

The annual Cocky's Quest, a campus-wide photo and item scavenger hunt, has expanded to span a full five days instead of a single night.


Students advocate for mothers, children

03/28/2016 9:58pm

Save the Children Action Network student ambassadors will be hosting a viewing of "Half the Sky," a documentary revealing the environments in which women and children around the world thrive and struggle.


Listicle: Best questions to ask your advisor

03/28/2016 5:27pm

With the stress from the semester coming to a close, thinking about questions to ask your advisor might fall low on the priority list. To make the most out of your advisement appointment, here are some of the best questions to ask to help you stay on track.


In Brief: 3/29/16

03/28/2016 6:05pm

A Richland County deputy was involved in a collision while responding to a shooting investigation, 17 South Carolina people have been arrested after a nationwide crackdown on gang activity and three women have been charged in connection with an assault on the Saluda River.


Crime Blotter: 3/20/16-3/26/16

03/27/2016 8:49pm

A suspect in a reported burglary had a gamecock tattoo on one hand, animal control removed a maltreated dog from its residence, and an elderly woman was taking into custody after a violent incident at a convenience store.


CREEDx delves into meaning of Carolinian Creed

03/23/2016 8:33pm

CREEDx, hosted by the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the Carolina Judicial Council, let students, faculty and administrators deeply discuss their connections to the Carolinian Creed.


Briefing: 3/24/16

03/23/2016 6:53pm

President Obama comments on the terrorist attacks on Belgium, PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange discusses the concept of the "'Blackfish' effect" and Libertarian presidential candidate John McAfee says the social media age gives third-party candidates an advantage.


In Brief: 3/22/16

03/21/2016 6:43pm

Columbia police are continuing to investigate the suspicious death in Five Points early Sunday morning, a former South Carolina lieutenant governor is switching parties for his 2018 governor campaign, and two Lexington men have been charged in connection with a church break-in in Pelion.


Crime Blotter: 3/13/16 - 3/19/16

03/20/2016 8:40pm

A middle school girl was attacked by two of her classmates and a third girl, a woman's ex-boyfriend stole her gun after coming into her apartment without permission, and two men continue an altercation with a threat of gun violence.


Briefing: 3/17/16

03/16/2016 3:48pm

This week in brief: Democratic and Republican candidates look forward as the primaries continue, a British professor receives $700,000 for solving a 300-year-old theorem and dog whisperer Cesar Millan is facing accusations of animal cruelty.


In Brief: 3/15/16

03/14/2016 5:59pm

A former South Carolina trooper pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a 2014 nonfatal shooting, a Richland County man has been charged with assault after getting into a fight with a deputy and a mother from Rock Hill has been charged after assaulting her son with pepper spray.


Crime Blotter: 3/6/16 - 3/12/16

03/13/2016 6:12pm

Two men were arrested on Two Notch Road for possession and manufacture of cocaine. Two elderly men were involved in a fight outside an electronics store on Bush River Road. A young man resisted arrest after police saw him smoking marijuana.


In Brief: 3/7/16

03/07/2016 6:53pm

Today in brief: A Goose Creek man faces murder charges in the shooting of two victims, a Lexington County man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after conviction in a 2013 murder and a Union woman faces charges after throwing a knife at her teenage son.


Campaign staff build candidates' foundation

03/01/2016 3:07pm

Student body presidential runoff candidates Trey Byars and Michael Parks owe much of their success in the election so far to the people who work behind the scenes to make everything come together: their campaign staff.


Crime Blotter: 2/21/16-2/27/16

02/28/2016 6:31pm

A woman is arrested for threatening violence at a local Food Lion, an apparently intoxicated woman is arrested for public disorderly conduct and a man is questioned for owning unregistered dogs.


Brief: Severe winds cause power outages

02/24/2016 5:37pm

The tornado watch has been lifted from the Midlands, but the area is still under a wind advisory. Around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, over 6,870 customers of South Carolina Electric & Gas did not have power.


Brief: Police continue investigation of Columbiana incident

02/22/2016 8:34pm

Columbia police are still investigating the incident that occurred at Columbiana Mall on Saturday night. They have not confirmed whether any shots were actually fired and are continuing to gather witness statements and security footage.


In Brief: 2/23/16

02/22/2016 6:33pm

Today in brief: A Lexington County woman has been charged in connection with the death of an infant after a car crash, a former Lexington County resident is facing several child pornography charges and a woman from North Charleston has been charged with petty larceny and assault after an incident at Chuck E. Cheese.


Crime Blotter: 2/14/16 - 2/20/16

02/21/2016 9:51pm

Last week, police responded to a call from a domestic disturbance between a couple, an assault on an Allen University student and a complaint after a fight over two neighbors' dogs.


In Brief: 2/22/16

02/21/2016 7:01pm

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control identified water systems across the state that have slightly elevated levels of lead. One man is dead and another is missing after their boat capsized on Lake Marion. Four suspects have been arrested and charged with the murder of an Easley teenager.


Student Government runoff rescheduled

02/21/2016 10:49pm

The Student Government presidential runoff election has been postponed until after an appeals hearing for any candidates who have complaints filed against them.


Parks coerced votes, accused of voter fraud

02/17/2016 10:33pm

Student body presidential candidate Michael Parks has been accused of coercing a fraternity into voting for him and has been reported for multiple campaign code violations involving unofficial voting stations and fliers distributed in residence halls.


Student Government election results

02/17/2016 6:36pm

Michael Parks and Trey Byars will be on the ballot for the student body presidential runoff next week. Ross Lordo has been elected student body vice president, and Stinson Rogers won his race for student body treasurer.


LGBT peer advocates facilitate discussion on pop culture

02/16/2016 8:39pm

"Being an LGBTQ Person of Color," or QPOC, is a discussion group dedicated to creating a safe space for LGBTQ people of color to discuss various topics relevant to their community. During Tuesday's meeting, they discussed the implications of music videos for Beyonce's "Formation" and Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend."


In Brief: 2/16/16

02/15/2016 10:59pm

This week in brief: Police are searching for suspects in a carjacking and a non-fatal shooting, Jimmy Methe was charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting a teenager stealing from his car and Greg Leon was charged with murdering his wife's lover. 


Crime Blotter: 2/7/16 - 2/13/16

02/14/2016 8:57pm

Officers responded to a disturbance between two neighbors, a man and a woman, after his dogs got loose on their street. A 33-year-old man was arrested for DUI after driving his car partially off a ledge on Tremain Street.


Trump talks economic concerns, tactics at Clemson rally

02/10/2016 8:46pm

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump highlighted his economic and militaristic strengths and criticized the "preservationist" attitude of many politicians at a rally at Clemson University's T. Ed Garrison Arena on Wednesday evening.


Executive debate spotlights candidate platforms

02/09/2016 9:16pm

Student Government executive candidates discussed some of the details of their platforms at the 2016 executive debate Tuesday evening. The moderators posed questions to the candidates based on their platforms, addressing such issues as what policies are most important to them and how they will improve communication between Student Government and the student body.


In Brief: 2/9/16

02/08/2016 8:45pm

Today in brief: Two Sumter residents have been charged in connection with injuries, including broken and fractured bones, sustained by their 9-week-old child. Columbia adult store, Taboo, is changing ways in which it is run in order to stay open and avoid penalties. Troopers are still looking for a tractor-trailer believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run that left one dead and one injured.


Crime Blotter: 1/31/16 - 2/6/16

02/07/2016 7:20pm

A 29-year-old suspect was caught trying to shoplift shaving cream. A woman was charged with larceny after trying to take her ex-boyfriend's roommates belongings. A mother and her son were transported to the hospital after the son assaulted his mother.


Chelsea Clinton promotes mother's campaign

02/06/2016 5:12pm

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former president Bill Clinton and 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, spoke at a "Women for Hillary" forum at Converse College to promote her mother's campaign. Among other things, she discussed the importance of the Supreme Court and college affordability.


Healthy lifestyle necessitates mental wellness

02/03/2016 2:31pm

Between classes and extracurricular activities, college students have innumerable sources of stress. Mental wellness is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and USC has plenty of resources to help students through their challenges.


Former President Clinton champions Hillary's campaign

02/03/2016 10:24pm

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has just weeks left to secure her position as the Democratic nominee. Former President Bill Clinton championed his wife's campaign in South Carolina at the "Fighting for Us" rally at Allen University. The South Carolina primarily is set for Feb. 27.


Elections Commission issues penalties for campaign violations

02/01/2016 9:00pm

Student body executive candidates Cory Alpert, Dennzon Winley and Stinson Rogers were assessed penalties for campaign code violations following charges from the Elections Commission and hearings by the Constitutional Council.


In Brief: 2/2/16

02/01/2016 5:31pm

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with Mauldin's fatal shooting on Saturday. Republican presidential candidates will return to South Carolina for a final push before the primary. Chipotle has been cleared by the CDC for the E. coli outbreaks from October to December, and the company has promised new food safety standards.


Crime Blotter: 1/24/16 - 1/30/16

01/31/2016 7:04pm

Five juvenile subjects took nearly $200 worth in merchandise from CVS on Assembly Street. A carjacker being pursued by police fled from the car while it was still moving. A victim reported being assaulted by two Hells Angels at Bar None in Five Points.


Columbia PD charges suspect in sexual assault

01/30/2016 4:22pm

The University of South Carolina Police Department issued a crime bulletin Sunday afternoon via the Carolina Alert system following an incident of sexual assault. According to the bulletin, the victim reports having been sexually assaulted by an armed assailant near the corner of Barnwell Street and Gibbes Court at approximately 3:30 a.m. Columbia police have charged a suspect in connection with the assault.


9 ways to stay safe on campus

01/27/2016 11:37pm

USC is generally a safe campus, but it is always best to be prepared for a dangerous situation. Here are nine ways to stay safe and feel secure on campus.


Mayor encourages urgency in implementing 2016 plans

01/26/2016 8:32pm

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin spoke about the triumphs of the city in the past several years and the plans he has for investment in the future at his 2016 State of the City address Tuesday evening.


In Brief: Jan. 26

01/25/2016 8:54pm

Today in brief: A local man has been charged with attempted murder of a Richland County deputy, the Citadel punished 14 cadets for controversial photos and responded with new measures to increase diversity, and a new South Carolina House bill would give select school employees the ability to carry guns during school hours.


Brief: School Choice Week promotes opportunity

01/25/2016 6:21pm

Gov. Nikki Haley declared Jan. 24 to Jan. 30 to be South Carolina's "School Choice Week." It is recognized nationwide to spread awareness about the importance of education opportunity.


Student government candidates face campaign accusations

01/24/2016 7:13pm

Several student body executive candidates have been charged with violations of the student government campaign codes. Michael Parks and Cory Alpert, along with others, face charges ranging from social media use to premature distribution of campaign materials.


Crime Blotter: Jan. 17 – 23

01/24/2016 5:11pm

Mother fears violent reactions of her underage son; man steals case of beer from Garners Ferry Road gas station; two victims survive possible armed robbery near Five Points.


Speaker highlights the impact of MLK on today's civil rights movement

01/19/2016 10:21pm

The Russell House Theater was packed Tuesday evening with USC students and faculty eager to hear from esteemed professor and author Dr. Cornel West on "Motivation, Progression and Growth" based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s teachings and how they are applicable today.


MLK discussion panel addresses education inequity

01/13/2016 9:28pm

As part of USC’s annual recognition of Martin Luther King Jr., the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is hosting a discussion panel titled “Learning is a gift, even when pain is the teacher” on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the USC School of Law.


In Brief: Jan. 12

01/11/2016 6:51pm

Today in briefs: Four people have been charged with Forest Drive robbery, Lexington County Council is considering options to reduce flood damages and the House of Representatives passed a bill to limit federal spending on former presidents' expenses.


Recognizing, combating stress during exam week

12/01/2015 7:31pm

College students deal with high levels of stress, especially when exams come around. While this pressure can feel overwhelming, there are many means, available on campus and doable at home, that can help relieve stress.


Columbia lights up for holiday season

11/29/2015 7:35pm

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and winter is just around the corner, the city of Columbia will officially kick off the holiday season.


Game Ball Run appeals to community, rivalry spirit

11/17/2015 8:02pm

This Friday, Sigma Nu will run the 38th annual Game Ball Run, carrying the ball from Greenwood to Columbia. They have partnered their fundraising with the Marcus Lattimore Foundation.


Caroliniana Library celebrates 175 years

11/10/2015 9:28pm

It’s no secret that the University of South Carolina is steeped in history. Students can barely walk across campus without encountering a building that has a story.


Reclaimed Runway spotlights sustainable, up-cycled fashion

11/03/2015 10:23pm

Sustainable Carolina hosted the third annual Reclaimed Runway fashion show, featuring 14 original designs made entirely from recycled or up-cycled materials. Third-year retail and fashion merchandising student Anne Coleman took home first place. The show is associated with EcoReps's No Impact Week.


In Brief: 11/04/15

11/03/2015 6:35pm

Over 160,000 pounds of beef were recalled for possible E. coli; Rescue teams search for an infant tossed into a Socastee creek by her mother; West Columbia woman wins the lottery using her siblings' birthday months


Brief: Alternative Fall Break presents volunteer options

10/19/2015 8:53pm

In the days directly following Columbia’s devastating floods earlier this month, an unprecedented number of students rallied behind UofSCRelief and the Leadership and Service Center to help the community recover.


USC plans new housing in south of campus

10/01/2015 9:50pm

The University of South Carolina plans to construct new student housing in the south portion of campus, The State reported. USC is working with a private developer and would likely put up little or no money up front for the project, according to university spokesman Wes Hickman.


In Brief 10/1/2015

09/30/2015 8:15pm

Today's briefs concern the shooting of Forest Acres police officer, President Obama's meeting with President Putin, the House of Representative vote against government shutdown, and Kim Kardashian's statement on Kanye West's potential 2020 presidential campaign.


Parents Weekend: USC Traditions

09/22/2015 7:53pm

USC is a place built on tradition. We are all pretty familiar, or becoming so, with many football traditions, such as Sandstorm and singing the alma mater at the end of games. But there are many other traditions that also contribute to the culture of Carolina.


In Brief: 9/21/2015

09/20/2015 6:41pm

In Brief: Details emerge about Charleston shooter; Irmo firefighter proposes to girlfriend at end of 5K; Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia


Columbia to host shag celebration

09/01/2015 7:32pm

Get ready to break out your dancing shoes because the 2015 Year of the Shag celebration will be held at the Columbia Marriott Hotel this weekend.


Column: Birth control should be more accessible

08/04/2015 8:16pm

The health care reform movement in recent years has sparked renewed discussion about the arguably most important subject for young women in the United States: birth control.


Column: Dolezal and the race continuum

06/23/2015 12:46am

How does one define “race?” The Merriam-Webster dictionary calls it “a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits." The most common physical trait by which we categorize race is skin color.


Column: Running leads to greatness

03/02/2015 5:15pm

Running is, by far, the best decision I’ve ever made. The experience of becoming a runner, and of adjusting to a less competitive atmosphere since then, has taught me that anyone can run.


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