Black teachers have lasting impact on South Carolina students, economy

South Carolina schools need more teachers of color to influence students of color to go on to graduate high school and even go to college. The lack of diversity currently contributes to lesser achievement from students. As the problem grows, our job force shrinks and the gap in economic mobility increases.

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How does social media affect users’ self esteem?

In an age of perpetual scrolling, where users are constantly refreshing their feeds to reveal trending topics or an influencer’s newest Instagram, social media can become overwhelming. But, just how much does this social-sharing app affect users?

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Columbia residents reflect on the solar eclipse

Months after the August total solar eclipse, residents of Columbia, South Carolina, still share their experiences of being in the path of totality and their thoughts on the universe now.

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S.C. legislator to propose bill banning bump stocks

Shortly after Stephen Paddock fired a volley of shots into a Las Vegas crowd and killed 58 people, a debate emerged over the “bump stocks” that the 64-year-old man had used to transform his assault rifles into automatic weapons. 

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Two state senators push for Robert Smalls monument at State House

South Carolina senators have proposed a statue honoring Robert Smalls, a civil rights icon. Their goal is to make the Statehouse grounds more inclusive without taking down existing monuments.

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Midland man’s photos gain notice as they bring him spiritual fulfillment

Midlands photographer Charles Hite will tell you a picture needs no words to tell a story. Hite’s work is getting increasing attention, but his real joy is in feeling closer to God with every frame.

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Opposites attract: A USC student and her nontraditional pet

USC student Micaela Wendell wanted a pet she could hold. She’s never been one for the traditional, but she couldn’t get a snake. So she opted for something just as wiggly but a little more furry: Fizzgig the ferret. Watch as these opposites attract.

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Haven’t you heard? This artist’s ‘pirD’ is the word?

Have you heard about the pirD? Meet the puffin-like character that’s made its home at a local coffee shop and the artist behind it, Whitney Malson, who has turned her grief into a passion.

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