2017 Projects

Freeway Music

Grace Butler, Eli Clarke and Kate Marie Mattmiller cover Freeway Music and attend one of its student showcases.

Freeway’s 90s grunge influence: Columbia taps into cool concert fashion trends through the ages
Grace Butler – AC Flora HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

Freeway Music partners with Sims to provide space for musicians to grow
Eli Clarke – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

Freeway Music School fuels students’ passions for music
Kate Marie Mattmiller – Lexington Catholic School (Lexington, Kentucky)

Lexington County Blowfish

Graphic by Kayla Jeffers, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) – Investigative Journalism Pre-Collegiate Fellow

AJ Carr, Joshua Ford, Melvin Harris and Kendall Smith cover and attend a game of summer collegiate baseball team Lexington County Blowfish.

Team, fans hope chemistry, support can lead to more wins
AJ Carr – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

Promotions for the people
Melvin Harris – Lake Norman HS (Charlotte, North Carolina)

“An enjoyable game to play:” Fans talk about Blowfish game atmosphere
Joshua Ford – Waccamaw HS (Pawleys Island, South Carolina)

So long school ball: How college baseball players make the transition from school baseball to summer wood bat leagues
Kendall Smith – Weddington HS (Matthews, North Carolina)

Local bakeries

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Alana Deany, Grace Farrar, Elizabeth Hoefer and Ananda Kobierowski share their experiences at two Columbia bakeries.

Rolling into the baking profession
Alana Deany – River Bluff HS (Lexington, South Carolina)

Famously sweet: The impact of confections in a Soda City
Grace Farrar – River Bluff HS (Lexington, South Carolina)

Marvelous macarons
Elizabeth Hoefer – Laurens District 55 HS (Laurens, South Carolina)

Sweet motivation: Day in the life of the employees at Silver Spoon
Ananda Kobierowski – Wando HS (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina)

One Columbia

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Kelly Fulford, Mari Pressley, Shailin Tisdale and Katie Grace Upchurch cover the artistic projects and initiatives of OneColumbia, a non-profit organization formed to advise, amplify and advocate for the unified arts and history community in Columbia, S.C.

Mast General Store and First Thursday
Kelly Fulford – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

Sculpting Columbia
Mari Pressley – Blythewood HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

First Thursday on Main Street
Shailin Tisdale – Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

Art gallery reviews
Katie Grace Upchurch – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

Refugee Resettlement Services

Aneesa, Danielle and Elena prepare for an interview at LSC refugee resettlement center.

Aneesa Conine-Nakano, Elena Gilbertson Hall, Jaydn James and Danielle Young visit Lutheran Services Carolinas and cover their refugee resettlement services.

Religion’s role in refugee resettlement
Aneesa Conine Nakano – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

A look at the process of refugee resettlement
by Elena Gilbertson Hall – Clarke Central HS (Athens, Georgia)

The political side of refugees
Jaydn James – Ashley Ridge HS (Summerville, South Carolina)

The refugee reality
Danielle Young – Carmel Christian School (Matthews, North Carolina)

Richland Public Library

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Will Davidson, Malaysha Mitchell, Aaliyah Outler and Kinsley Thurston visit the recently renovated Richland Public Library to discover all it has to offer the community.

1 Million Cups
Will Davidson – Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

Woodworking, studios & film space…oh, my!
Malaysha Mitchell – Wilson HS (Florence, South Carolina)

Built for a new generation
Aaliyah Outler – South Florence HS (Florence, South Carolina)

Everybody is an artist in the eyes of Richland Library
Kinsley Thurston – South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Total Eclipse Weekend 2017

Lori Davis, Molly Disharoon, Amelia Morton and Sydney Tisdale discover all there is to do during the Total Eclipse Weekend 2017 in Columbia, South Carolina, and inform you about the total solar eclipse.

Columbia tourism board expects million visitors, businesses prepare
Lori Davis – Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, North Carolina)

The culture surrounding an eclipse
Amelia Morton – Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, South Carolina)

Tourism: What to expect and what to do
Sydney Tisdale – Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina)