S.C. life

One student’s bumpy road to financial stability

Chelsey Wierzbinski, who is on track to graduate from USC in May 2016, doesn’t fit in with the mainstream media’s portrait of modern college students, one that paints them maxing out their parents’ credit cards on bar tabs and clothes.

It’s not black and white: How to talk about race in S.C. – or anywhere

By Rebecca Johnson How do we have a conversation about racism and discrimination? The events sparking such conversations have been piling up with grim frequency. The most shocking, the shooting of a black man earlier this month in North Charleston, resulted in murder charges against a police officer. But while the death of Walter Scott…

Strawberry fields: Not forever, but perfect in S.C. right now

By Rebecca Johnson There’s nothing like a fresh, plump strawberry fresh off the vine. Or your grandmother’s collards, covered in chow chow and pepper vinegar. Strawberries and leafy greens are growing on farms across South Carolina and are freshest for eating right now. Asparagus, cabbage, green onions and radishes are also ripe for the picking. Most…

Gamecock women high-five the fans as they arrive home from Final Four

By Zach Newcastle USC School of Journalism The Gamecock women’s basketball team came home Monday to a crowd of  Gamecock fans after their loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Final Four. The moment the plane landed around 12:30 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, cheers erupted from the swarm of Gamecock faithful waiting at…