South Carolina’s Midlands grapples with a low literate population, an issue so great that over 150,000 adults in the region cannot read and comprehend the newspaper.
It’s like something out of a futuristic society. A new local business venture has put the power of knowing where law enforcement is hiding into the hands of the people—a backwards “big brother.” The brainchild of USC student Alex Waelde, DrinkingTicket, has quickly grown into more than just a crowd pleaser to many Gamecocks; It has become a weekend necessity.
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.
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.
“I never had a horrific experience as a child,” she says, “but my parents and I aren’t close. They don’t pay for me, and when I started dancing, it paid for pretty much everything.”