New Year’s. Fourth of July. Thanksgiving. Christmas. These are all major national holidays, but which is unlike the others?
Take a closer look, and you’ll find that of these — and of all 10 public holidays established by U.S. fFederal law — Christmas is the only one with religious significance.
When was the last time you tried out a new restaurant or shopped at a new store?
A lot of students live in a bubble. We limit ourselves to shopping and eating within the confines of Five Points and the Vista. We run into the normal weekend crowds and visit the same restaurants and stores. After almost three years at USC, I am guilty of this as well. In an effort to branch out, I discovered what West Columbia has to offer. Whether you are looking for a new spot to grab Sunday morning brunch, a bargain store to hunt for the perfect DIY project or a venue to expand your musical taste buds, check out what lies west of the Congaree River, the other side of Columbia.
You know the game. You’ve probably played it in some form before – sitting in a circle, all 10 fingers displayed and each person admitting to some “sexcapade” or exaggerated act of humiliating indecency that he or she has never done. If the competing players are guilty of the action, they put fingers down and drink.
It was my sophomore year, and the round was coming to an end with bursts of empathetic laughter over the slyly revealed misdeeds of my friends, but I still had all my fingers up. My turn came, and reluctantly, I said: “Never have I ever had sex.”