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They Call Him Mr. OCC

When David Greenwood was sentenced to 46 hours of community service helping with Operation Christmas Child his sophomore year, he thought, it won’t be as bad as picking up trash. At the time, he didn’t know much about OCC. Laurie Diel, CSU’s OCC coordinator, assigned him to the Charleston Room assembling the boxes that arrive […]

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Nursing student publishes Christmas book

For the plethora of individuals who have bought one of over six million copies of The Polar Express since 1986, the traditional and nostalgic telling of Christmas books are the core factors that truly keep the spirit of Christmas thriving through generational ages. Though The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, or even The Christmas Miracle, are prime representations of priceless literature, […]

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Overcoming homelessness: how two Bucs defied the odds

Homeless. It is a word packed with stereotypes and visuals of tent cities, stranded shopping carts by the woods, or cardboard sign-clad beggars on the street. Every night, thousands of young people experience homelessness alone in the United States. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 550,000 unaccompanied youth under the age of 24 […]

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CSU freshman saves drowning child

Caroline Grace is a freshman majoring in instrumental music education; she is also a courageous local hero. Last summer, Grace had a job at a local pool as an attendant, monitoring and keeping the facility clean. She was by no means a lifeguard.  However, if it weren’t for Grace, a 3-year-old girl named Madelyn would […]

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Shuler continues archeological research

When senior history major Ethan Shuler conducted an archeological dig at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville in 2019, he never dreamed that internship would lead to conducting an archeological dig on Charleston Southern’s campus. While at Colonial Dorchester, Shuler examined an already completed excavation of a house foundation belonging to the Izard family. […]

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Interwoven: Williams finding commonalities that unite

It’s an unlikely story – how a young white man brought the Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum and Educational Center, a project started by the last living people who attended the school, to life. But, maybe not, when you consider that Will Williams, a Charleston Southern junior marketing major, says that God made His presence […]

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View from inside the new “normal”

Returning to school in the midst of a pandemic has impacted academic and student life at Charleston Southern University in more ways than one. In order to bring all students and employees back to campus this fall, the University Pandemic Task Force put new protocols in place—the BUCSAFE plan—for the health and safety of those […]

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Esports emerging at CSU

Esports is a growing phenomenon in our society, and Charleston Southern University is jumping onto the bandwagon by providing more esports options; such as Fortnite, Madden, NBA 2K and Rocket League. What started as a couple of small tournaments in NBA 2k and Madden has turned into a full-on push to create a full college esports experience. “Esports would allow for more […]

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Young Alumni: Smith perseveres after life-changing car accident

In the midst of spring training of her junior year, the last place Rachel Smith thought she would end up was a hospital bed being told she would never play volleyball again. Smith was a junior on the volleyball team at Charleston Southern University when she was driving home from working at a restaurant in downtown Charleston on Feb. […]

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A Christmas toy story

Two years ago, God spoke to Anna Covington’s heart about a big idea: to provide some joy in the lives of children battling cancer. The Charleston Southern University public health major drew inspiration from her four-year-old cousin, Jonathan – currently battling Leukemia. “He hopes to fully beat his cancer next month! Ever since he was […]

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