From ashes to Grand-eur, bowling arrives on Main Street

By Reagin von Lehe, Wando HS (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina) The Grand is a swanky, modern bowling alley that originated in Columbia, SC and, since its opening, has been known for its southern-style foods, its enjoyable games and activities, and drawing crowds to its sleek decor in the 152-year-old Robinson Building at the beginning of … Continue reading From ashes to Grand-eur, bowling arrives on Main Street

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4-D speaks

By Britney Cooper, Hannah-Pamplico HS (Pamplico, South Carolina) If asked the question how does a movie speak, a person might answer, through the actors. That answer would not be wrong, but at the South Carolina State Museum, an employee named Douglas Zachary becomes the voice of the 4-D movie experience. That power starts when Douglas … Continue reading 4-D speaks

Trustus Theatre: Showcasing society

By Faith Anderson, South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina) Trustus Theatre, located in the in the heart of Columbia on Lady Street, is a small theatre company that contradicts the traditional theatre. Founded by Kay and Jim Thigpen, the brick building is adorned with rainbow flags and potted flowers encouraging acceptance. “Whether we look … Continue reading Trustus Theatre: Showcasing society

A day in the life of an actor

By Tyler Wright, Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, South Carolina) John Romanski, a junior at the University of South Carolina, is pursuing his passion as an actor in the theatre business in the upcoming show called Arden of Faversham the USC Lab Theatre from June 14-23. Since the tenth grade, Romanski has been acting in plays like … Continue reading A day in the life of an actor

Recruiting Muschamp style

https://www.youtube.com/embed/O6TPyfxH28A By Will Davidson, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) The South Carolina football team went 9 - 4 in their 2017 season. That season ended in a trip home with the Outback Bowl Trophy after the players beat Michigan with an outstanding second half. The Gamecocks have over the course of the offseason, recruited … Continue reading Recruiting Muschamp style

WREN makes mental struggle part of a story

By Shelby Wingate, Whitefield Academy (Mableton, Georgia) With increasing awareness about issues related to mental well-being, a South Carolina-based network is offering health services aimed at better improving the emotional stances of women. WREN (Women's Rights and Empowerment Network) was created to help women better their economic situations as well as advocate for their social … Continue reading WREN makes mental struggle part of a story

WREN aspires for community engagement and activism

By Kailey Cota, Nation Ford HS (Fort Mill, South Carolina) Mentors, friends and role models push women to grow in the right direction. That mentality of women supporting women is what caught the attention of Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) Operations Manager, Kayle Wright in 2016 when an administrative job at newly established WREN … Continue reading WREN aspires for community engagement and activism

Poison to the public healthcare system: GOP gag rule seeks to eradicate Title X funding

By Ebony Christie, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) Amid the national conversation about health care funding, specifically for low-income individuals, women empowerment organizations such as WREN have been turning their attention to protecting Title X funding for women and their families who experience unwanted pregnancies and other health issues. “Title X does not go … Continue reading Poison to the public healthcare system: GOP gag rule seeks to eradicate Title X funding