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Grading the Obama administration: Foreign Policy

Ashly Higgins, Copy Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

When President Obama leaves office in 2017, how will he be remembered? After leading the country for almost eight years, Obama has many accomplishments. A couple of well-known accomplishments of the Obama administration...

Everyone marches to a beat

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Did you breathe, walk, laugh or eat today? Then you made rhythms. The natural rhythm of our bodies sustains life in ways few people acknowledge. Many of the rhythms we make connect us, regardless of gender, age and race. The...

Female drummers need to be seen

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As an 11-year-old, Jade Blocker returned home from school every day and sat on a seat originally intended for her brother: the drum throne. Playing the Tama Swingstar drum kit her dad had purchased from a pawnshop became a way to express her energy and ...

Gender-stereotyping instruments restricts diversity

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Stacy Rice wanted to play the bass drum in her middle school’s marching band, but “My teacher wouldn’t let me because he said I wouldn’t be able to hit hard enough.” Her teacher told her this even though there were...

7 female beat-makers make history

Kara Anderson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Few places on Earth welcome female percussionists, but these women I am introducing you to prove drumming is not a chromosomal trait. These seven drummers and drumming troupes from different countries transform the world of...

Nurse’s past changes present

Ashly Higgins, Contributor

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

“Code blue! Code blue!” comes from the room at the end of the hall, and a voice rises above the swarm of tennis shoes, “Get outta the way!” That voice belongs to Christina McCaw, a registered nurse at Palmetto Healt...

Rule #6: Friends fight loneliness

Jessica Wagoner, Contributor

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I became happier and healthier when I made friends who kept me from being lonely; friends can help you, too. What is loneliness? Loneliness negatively affects your health.  Bethany Martin, a Columbia College student, demonstr...

Sufferer fights for understanding

Sydni Wilson, Staff Writer

May 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

When Bryanna Willis was diagnosed with mental health illnesses, her concern wasn’t her health; her concern was people’s reactions. “My friends and family who saw my mental illness firsthand just laughed it off,” said...

Eating healthy: challenges and solutions

Rena Smith, Staff Writer

April 30, 2015

Filed under Opinion

Kelsey Allen, 27, works daily to improve eating habits in the community through coaching as a health educator at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Services in Spartanburg, S.C. Allen received her bachelor's degree...

How students bust exam week stress

Sydni Wilson, Staff Writer

April 25, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the school year comes to an end, students are facing one of the most dreaded times of the semester: exam week. The PostScript talked to students around Columbia College’s campus about how they deal with exam week stress. “I...

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