Meet J. Clowney. No, not the football player but Jalavender Clowney, fourth-year biology and pre-med student with a psychology minor from Rock Hill, SC. She’s a member of Alpha Phi Omega and the Leadership Team under Leadership Programs and Women’s Student Services in Student Life. She has also been a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters for three years, an EMPOWER diversity peer educator for four years and is its current team leader. With a zany history and a great name to boot, this super student tackles any new project that comes her way.
Think you know Michael Roth? If your first thought is, “Um, yeah, the Carolina pitcher,” read on. Baseball season may be over, but Michael is getting back to business on campus.
For starters, this pitcher’s cultured. The Greer, SC, native spent a month in Alicante, Spain, this past summer working on his Spanish (go ahead and melt now, ladies), bringing him one step closer to earning a B.A. in international business and marketing.
When Rachael Holmes shops at Walmart wearing booty shorts and fishnet tights, it’s not that she’s looking for attention. The bruises on her legs aren’t the product of a rough night out, and if she doesn’t seem intimidated by the cashier’s glare and hulking size, it’s not because she has no perception of danger.
Rachael is a derby girl. Roller derby, that is, and the track has taught her toughness.
“I used to be a doormat, but when you’re playing derby, you get the physical idea that, ‘I could kick your ass,’” Rachael says.
Forget what you thought you knew about the Cocktails. This isn’t Sonic’s standard 2 to 4 p.m. Happy Hour, and these women aren’t your ordinary form of a mixed drink. With a few ounces of commitment, a couple drops of creativity and a garnish of fabulous to top it off, USC’s female a cappella group is not afraid to take risks, pursue dreams and break it down on the dance floor in between.
Stephen Britt is not your average student. The 26-year-old native of St. George, S.C., holds numerous titles, including fifth-year senior, Delta Sigma Pi brother, president of the South Carolina Fishing Team and Grade E-5 sergeant of the U.S. Marines. Stephen served eight years in the armed forces right out of high school and spent a total of 13 months in Iraq and six in Afghanistan. He has three majors – management, marketing and real estate. G&B’s Sarah Langdon sat down with Britt to talk about his transition from military to student life, how it feels to be back and how he’s changed.
Second-year biology pre-med student John Brewer Eberly isn’t just a skater boy; he’s a bit of a Renaissance man.
An accomplished musician, Brewer recently released an album with his best friend, Josh Weir.