2018 Projects

Local coffee shops

Christian Banks, Evelyn Ealey and Katelyn Stevens enjoy and visit locally-owned and operated coffee shops.

Curious about Curiosity Coffee Shop
Christian Banks
– Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, South Carolina)

Bigger isn’t better: Independent coffee shops pack big flavor into small spaces
Evelyn Ealey
– Fort Mill HS (Fort Mill, South Carolina)

It’s not all about the beans
Katelyn Stevens
– Camden HS (Camden, South Carolina)

SC State Museum

Britney Cooper, Emma Dowling and Kim Racz visit the South Carolina State Museum to cover all it has to offer – from the 4D theater to the observatory, from the exhibits to education outreach.

Photo by Britney Cooper, Hannah-Pamplico HS

4-D speaks
Britney Cooper
– Hannah-Pamplico HS (Pamplico, South Carolina)

Beyond your average gift shop
Emma Dowling
– Cedar Shoals HS (Athens, Georgia)

No snore science camps at the SC State Museum
Kim Racz
– Rock Hill HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Sports journos

Jordan Cannada, Will Davidson, Josh Ford and Kendall Smith get an inside look at sports facilities and communications and learn how to cover athletics from professional journalists as well.

event breakdown

An opportunity of a lifetime
Jordan Cannada
– Porter Ridge HS (Indian Trail, North Carolina)

Recruiting Muschamp style
Will Davidson
– Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

Track and Field: The sport of discipline
Josh Ford
– Waccamaw HS (Pawleys Island, South Carolina)

With one door closed, another one opens
Kendall Smith
– Weddington HS (Matthews, North Carolina)

Theatre: Trustus and Longstreet

Faith Anderson, Cassidy Clark and Tyler Wright visit Trustus Theatre and Longstreet Theater to find out more about local and campus plays, culture and arts.

Photo by Faith Anderson, South Pointe HS

Trustus Theatre: Showcasing society
Faith Anderson
– South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina)

All the world’s a stage, but some of them are different
Cassidy Clark
– South Pointe HS (Rock Hill, South Carolina)

A day in the life of an actor
Tyler Wright
– Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, South Carolina)

The Grand

Avery Cottingham, Marlen Gonzalez and Reagin von Lehe visit and play at The Grand, Columbia’s boutique bowling alley, restaurant and bar.

The Grand Written Element Ending Photo
Photo by Reagin von Lehe, Wando HS

Just like the way its historic sign was found, The Grand offers surprises
Avery Cottingham
– Wando HS (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina)

Tattooed chef served our country and serves up delicious eats
Marlen Gonzalez
– Hannah-Pamplico HS (Pamplico, South Carolina)

From ashes to Grand-eur, bowling arrives on Main Street
Reagin von Lehe
– Wando HS (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina)

WREN: Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network

Ebony Christie, Kailey Cota and Shelby Wingate attend an event sponsored by WREN and cover the South Carolina-based network. “WREN provides a strong, collective voice for South Carolina’s women and girls.”

Photo by Kailey Cota, Nation Ford HS

Poison to the public healthcare system: GOP gag rule seeks to eradicate Title X funding
Ebony Christie
– Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina)

WREN aspires for community engagement, activism
Kailey Cota
– Nation Ford HS (Fort Mill, South Carolina)

WREN makes mental struggle part of a story
Shelby Wingate
– Whitefield Academy (Mableton, Georgia)