Recognizing the legacy of Rev. Joseph DeLaine

The Rev. Joseph A. DeLaine remains a fairly unknown figure in South Carolina even though he was among the earliest leaders in the battle to overturn school segregation. Now, nearly 40 years after his death, descendants of the man who blocked his path want to honor him with a statue.

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USC students struggle to reach out for mental health care

Campus Student Health Services often struggles to get students engaged in mental health care. It’s hard for many USC students to admit they’re struggling with mental health, especially those coming from a state where mental health services are few and far between.

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By forging new black educators, Clemson education initiative way ahead of recent study

Researchers at the Institute of Labor Economics found that having a black teacher at the elementary level makes it more likely for a poor black student to pursue college. The problem is, South Carolina doesn’t have enough black teachers to go around. Enter Roy Jones and Clemson’s Call Me MISTER program.

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University of South Carolina DACA student uncertain of her future

One University of South Carolina student hopes President Donald Trump will propose a new immigration policy that will both protect young immigrants like her and provide security to the United States. Her future rests with a new program for immigrant “Dreamers,” children brought to this country illegally while they were young.

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Energetic Soda City Market boon for businesses and fun for customers

Businesses of all sizes are vying to be featured in the wildly popular Soda City Market. The event takes over Main Street in Columbia each Saturday and looks to be a mainstay thanks to its wide array of shopping and entertainment options. 

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Amid Charleston’s population boom, locals voice concerns over development

  Charleston is South Carolina’s fastest growing city, but while this historic port town is attracting more tourists than ever, a multitude of problems have risen from increased development and construction, alarming thousands of residents who feel like they no longer have control over the changing face of the city they call home. By Kristina Rackley November… Read More Amid Charleston’s population boom, locals voice concerns over development

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A walk in the natural world with Rudy Mancke

Rudy Mancke has inspired many to care about the environment, through his television programs and podcasts.  He’s lived his life exploring the natural world and bringing his experiences to anyone interested in listening to him.

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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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