Category: Editor’s Picks

Facing the truth

White lies, tall-tales, stretching-the-truth, fibbing, bluffing. All words and phrases to describe one concept:  Lying. A concept that for young Katarina Galloway seemed all too attractive. As children, we are all taught to not...

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Making Mardi Gras Green

“Hey don’t pick those up. It’s bad luck,” said my boyfriend, a Louisiana native, as I was reaching down to pick up some of the many beads scattered up and down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

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Paving the way

By Lauren Galida Pursuing different careers and interests, Margie Williamson, executive director of the Arc of South Carolina, waited for a sign to which path to follow. When her son began having infantile spasms at eight months...

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Coming Out in a Southern Town

By Jacki Fish In the city that never sleeps, Joseph Harsey gets ready to go out for a night on the town. He spends hours perfecting his makeup and picks out an outfit that fits his personality. Tonight he has decided to wear an...

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Into the Wilderness

By Nicole Satian It was Hermann Hesse who once said, “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when...

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Performing as Cardinal Claire

By Claire Albrecht Right foot forward. Eighty-three years of tradition behind. Stepping onto the turf at Lucas Oil Stadium were 150 world-class performers. One hundred fifty Cadets. One hundred fifty of marching music’s best now...

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Taking Risks, Living Large

By Rebecca McCue People say that their college years are the best days of their lives. Looking back on the past four years, I think they might be right. Coming from a sheltered small-town in Connecticut, moving myself to...

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Meeting Easton

By Sarah Sprague It’s 4:30 a.m. on October 22, 2016. I’ve always loved the number 22; my birthday is June 22. When I was little, I remembered the date because I loved ballet and ballerinas wear tutus, or as my...

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Singing on the Big Stage – Kind of

By J.P. Hovey Have you ever sung the national anthem at a public event before? Unless you are a talented singer then the answer is probably no. Leave Fergie out of this. It’s an honor to sing the national anthem before any major...

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Tipping Servers Depends on You

By Hannah Chandarana In the state of South Carolina, an establishment is only required to pay a server an hourly wage of $2.13, as long as the server earns enough tips to cover the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour....

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Interning in the Windy City

By Tracey Bullard I stepped off the plane on May 18 at Chicago O’Hare airport with an overwhelming feeling of excitement. I was about to spend the next three months in this completely new city, where I basically knew no one. The...

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American Gun Violence Soars

By Jacki Fish On Feb. 14, 2018, 17 high school students were shot and killed by a former classmate in Parkland, Florida. In Newton, Connecticut on Dec. 12, 2012, a man fatally shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook...

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Dealing with Prejudice

By Kyron Beale America is a melting pot of cultures and races. It is considered a safe haven for many people and a place of enlightenment. As fond of America as many people are, the country has its problems. One problem that has...

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