Last year, Olympia Learning Center student Dwayne Alston was given an internship with Olympia’s Vulcan Materials Company. This internship greatly enhanced his time at Richland 1’s alternative school, enabling Alston to learn practical skills such as running rock quarry machinery and welding and also forming his career goals for the future.
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.
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.
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.
With the rising importance of internships on a college graduate’s resume, what are working students to do?
Welcome Table SC employs candid conversations to help students understand how race affects their lives and the lives of those around them.
Local candidates employ all sorts of strategies to get the attention of voters. One Richland One candidate puts on her walking shoes.
USC freshman Jenna Brooke McCurry picked up candle making as a bored high school senior. Now she’s looking at a way to make some money by selling those candles to other students.
That famous movie line “greed is good” isn’t too far off the mark for USC professor Colin Jones. He’s trying to build a world-class finance program to go with the Darla Moore Business School’stop-ranked international program. The goal is to make USC students competitive for top-dollar jobs from Wall Street to Main Street.
Learning about life is just as important as core classes at Olympia Learning Center, an alternative school for students expelled from their home schools. Small-group discussions introduce students to those skills and help make them better citizens.