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Review: 'DAMN.' addresses racial, political issues

04/16/2017 2:26pm

Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." opens discussion of the racial, political and religious issues in today’s society while contrasting this with his air of self-confidence and superiority.

Local businesses face difficulties, remain optimistic

03/12/2017 11:08am

Small businesses within Columbia have been facing an increasingly difficult time economically according to Dave Shaw, owner of the local restaurant SakiTumi and Columbia advertising agency Flying Napkins.

Column: Bands that should come to Columbia

02/20/2017 5:30pm

Many popular bands tend to bypass South Carolina. An A&C staff writer lists a few bands that don't frequent the South and argues why they should should perform in Columbia.

Road Trip Towns: Meadows of Dan, VA

11/22/2016 4:14pm

Looking for a quiet relaxing getaway to the mountains? Meadows of Dan, a quaint town in Virginia, might be exactly what you are searching for.

How to have a successful Thanksgiving in Columbia

11/20/2016 3:04pm

As Thanksgiving approaches, many students are planning trips home to their families, but what does that mean for those who stay in Columbia? Here are The Daily Gamecock's suggestions to having a successful Thanksgiving in Columbia with your friends or just by yourself.

4 simple, last-minute Halloween costumes

10/26/2016 8:04pm

Are you in need of a costume this Halloween but you don't have any ideas? Here is a list of some unique costume ideas that are simple and easy to recreate. 

4 helpful tips to block study stress

09/25/2016 7:58pm

When the study blues have you down, where do you turn to refresh your mind and trudge through the busywork of school? Try these tips to put your brain to work after a quick refresher.

Road Trip Towns: Mount Airy, NC

08/24/2016 6:36pm

Small in size but not in character, the historic city of Mount Airy offers a reprieve from the busy pace of today’s world with its retrospective landmarks.

Column: Student involvement crucial

08/03/2016 3:47pm

Student involvement in academics, organizations and social activities is imperative to a well-rounded and beneficial college experience.

Road Tripping: Pawleys Island, SC

06/14/2016 1:54pm

Find refuge in the quiet beach town of Pawleys Island in South Carolina with calming beaches and shops with a small town feel.

Songs to kick off summer

04/23/2016 4:30pm

Summer is quickly approaching all college students. To get in the free-spirited mindset of summer, listen to some of these great songs.

Column: Eat smart, not clean

04/16/2016 10:42am

While many rally behind the new fad of "eating clean," a more realistic approach involves being flexible and simply thinking before you eat.

Road trip towns: Augusta, GA

04/06/2016 6:10pm

Augusta, GA, is the perfect town for fine dining, music and getting outdoors. Here are some ideas for exploring this city that is the epitome of Southern charm.

One-Star Wednesday: 'Mean Girls 2'

03/29/2016 6:58pm

There are few movie sequels that have risen above decent. "Mean Girls 2," with an unoriginal plot, poor acting and a disappointing ending, is not one of them.

Road trip towns: Winston-Salem, NC

03/23/2016 5:42pm

The charming city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a great choice for a road trip getaway filled with good food, coffee and sightseeing.

Road trip towns: Hilton Head Island, SC

03/16/2016 6:01pm

As a small, slow-paced beach town, Hilton Head, South Carolina, offers its visitors a chance to unwind and enjoy the simple things in life without the bustle of a big beach.

Column: Close the gun loophole

03/15/2016 2:50pm

Loopholes in background check laws must be closed to prevent guns from falling into the hands of potential mass shooters.

4 movies that are so bad they're good

03/15/2016 8:05pm

What better way to avoid responsibilities than to curl up in a blanket or spread out in an ENO hammock and watch a horrible movie? Of all the brilliant movies out in the world, the arts and culture staff picked out four movies that you will love to hate.

Five songs to get over a breakup

03/13/2016 6:13pm

If you're sad and single, don't be. Being single doesn't have to be a letdown. Jam to these five songs to remember how fun it can be outside of a relationship.

Road trip towns: Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC

03/10/2016 9:40pm

Two beautiful and quaint small towns, Pinehurst, NC, and its neighbor Southern Pines, offer visitors a reprieve from busy life and a lovely atmosphere to explore and enjoy delicious cuisine and good company.

'This Unruly Mess I've Made' confusing yet creative

02/28/2016 5:34pm

"This Unruly Mess I've Made," the newest album by hip-hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, contrasts societal exposes, humorous tracks and party hip-hop songs, creating an intriguing mix of music that prompts the listener to contemplate the artists' creative purpose.

Road trip towns: Boone, NC

02/24/2016 6:38pm

Boone, North Carolina, is the perfect secluded mountain getaway for a relaxing weekend of hiking, dining and rest.

Road tripping: Asheville, North Carolina

02/17/2016 6:21pm

Perfectly located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the festive city of Asheville offers a variety of unique shops, great skiing, delicious food and distinctive culture. With a little bit of something for everyone, Asheville is a constantly growing city that is a great place for a weekend adventure.

Road trip towns: Chester, SC

02/10/2016 5:36pm

Situated just an hour away from Columbia, the small town of Chester is sure to enchant you with its slow-paced atmosphere, historic buildings and kind culture.

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