Marvelous macarons

By Elizabeth Hoefer, Laurens District 55 HS (Laurens, South Carolina) Many sweet treats come and go, but macarons are a timeless confection that holds a special place in many hearts. Macarons are a fluffy French treat made from two cookies with a meringue-like consistency. Many fall in love with this French delicacy, and they never … Continue reading Marvelous macarons

Rolling into the baking profession

By Alana Deany, River Bluff HS (Lexington, South Carolina) Customers rave about Ally & Eloise Bakeshop in Columbia. Since opening its doors to the community five years ago, the bakery continues to be a favorite among locals. Today, it has become hugely popular among travelers too. Aptly named after its owner Ally Selig, and her … Continue reading Rolling into the baking profession

Sweet motivation: Day in the life of the employees at Silver Spoon

By Ananda Kobierowski, Wando HS (Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina) Everyone loves sweets, but the people who make them are even sweeter.  The employees at Silver Spoon Bake Shop have a great amount of dedication within their busy daily routine. At Silver Spoon Bake Shop, Erin Nobles and Jennifer Austin’s routine starts early in the morning. … Continue reading Sweet motivation: Day in the life of the employees at Silver Spoon

Famously sweet: The impact of confections in a Soda City

By Grace Farrar, River Bluff HS (Lexington HS) Bakeries have long dotted Columbia’s landscape in many forms, but few know the true community value each sweet shop holds. Besides the obvious pastries, bakeries provide important services to customers and local merchants alike. The sense of community, opportunities for connections, and quality service local bakeries provide … Continue reading Famously sweet: The impact of confections in a Soda City

Tourism: What to expect and what to do

By Sydney Tisdale, Richland Northeast HS (Columbia, South Carolina) For her project, Sydney created a website devoted to the Total Solar Eclipse weekend. On it, she features blog posts about where to stay, how to eat like a local and how to maneuver through traffic during the weekend. Check out Sydney's CJI Solar Eclipse Instagram … Continue reading Tourism: What to expect and what to do

The culture surrounding an eclipse

By Amelia Morton, Dutch Fork HS (Irmo, South Carolina) Fiery dogs, gods eating the moon, and a fight between the celestial bodies are just a few of the culturally diverse explanations throughout history rationalizing a solar eclipse. In the Western World, many of the original interpretations have fallen to science, transforming this once horrifying event … Continue reading The culture surrounding an eclipse

Columbia tourism board expects million visitors, businesses prepare

By Lori Davis, Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, North Carolina) On Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:41p.m., Mother Nature will plunge the Columbia area into complete darkness for 2 minutes and 36 seconds, and South Carolina hopes to see over one million visitors hit Columbia’s streets, cafes, ballparks, and nature preserves to share the experience. Despite … Continue reading Columbia tourism board expects million visitors, businesses prepare

So long school ball: How college baseball players make the transition from school baseball to summer wood bat leagues

A bat cracks, the ball is popped up into the air, and caught by the catcher. It’s the final out of the game. One team wins and moves onto the next round. As for the losing team, its championship hopes are shattered in the agonizing pain of defeat. Players pack their bags and head home. … Continue reading So long school ball: How college baseball players make the transition from school baseball to summer wood bat leagues

Promotions for the people

By Melvin Harris, Lake Norman HS (Charlotte, North Carolina) The Lexington Blowfish have plenty of promotions throughout the season. Promotions help with revenue, but it also keeps the crowd involved. Some of their promotions have dealt with dogs coming to the game for free, others have been kids running on the field with the players! … Continue reading Promotions for the people