Worth the grind: graphic designer prepares for Indie Grits Festival

It takes massive preparation, time and energy to pull off the annual four-day #IndieGritsFestival featuring regional art, music and film. To find out what it’s like the week before, follow resident graphic designer Savannah Taylor as she gives a peek into the last-minute run-up.

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This teacher owns a farm, so her students get more than the 3 R’s

When you’re 5 years old, there’s nothing better than exploring nature. And that’s the norm in Blair Wells’ kindergarten class where students sometimes even get the opportunity to visit their teacher’s farm.

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USC prof who fears heights hops back in the cockpit

This USC professor who climbed the highest mountains now has scaled a new summit­ – resuming flying. Did we mention Patrick Hickey has a fear of heights? Listen to Hickey explain how he overcomes that. By Abe Danaher, Becca Brennan and Reema Vaidya May 4, 2018 Patrick Hickey fears heights, yet he’s climbed the Seven… Read More USC prof who fears heights hops back in the cockpit

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Opposites attract: A USC student and her nontraditional pet

USC student Micaela Wendell wanted a pet she could hold. She’s never been one for the traditional, but she couldn’t get a snake. So she opted for something just as wiggly but a little more furry: Fizzgig the ferret. Watch as these opposites attract.

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Haven’t you heard? This artist’s ‘pirD’ is the word?

Have you heard about the pirD? Meet the puffin-like character that’s made its home at a local coffee shop and the artist behind it, Whitney Malson, who has turned her grief into a passion.

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Parkour crew finds few obstacles on USC campus

Marquis Johnson runs up to a wall on the USC campus, plants his hands and pushes off into a midair somersault. His teammates spin around lampposts. Other students passing by the Russell House courtyard between classes watch as Team Fuego Amaterasu Crew shows off its parkour skills.

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Dance class brings Scotland to Columbia

As Scottish dances have done for centuries, feet tap and bodies spin in Bill McCullough’s Scottish country dance class that brings a bit of the culture to Columbia.

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