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A large tiger made by engineering students ablaze while spectators watch.

Tiger Burn has long history of fueling UofSC-Clemson rivalry

On Nov. 25, students will gather around a carefully engineered and constructed 20-foot wood-and-paper tiger — and set it aflame. The tradition known as Tiger Burn happens every year during Rivalry Week in advance of the football game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Tigers.

School counselor works with child using play therapy

Play therapy helps students express their experiences and feelings

In the 21 years that she’s been a school counselor, Elizabeth Balthazor has worked with children whose emotional – and sometimes physical – wounds run deep. Two-thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by 16 years old, and one in seven children are abused. Before she can help, Balthazor must figure out what’s wrong and that can be hard with children who don’t fully know how to verbalize their trauma.

Skyline with the USC smoke stack and downtown Columbia buildings

Campus, city thrive together through decades of change

From growth and innovation on campus to an increasingly bustling city life, the university and the city are thriving together in a symbiotic relationship. In many cases, it’s South Carolina alumni themselves who are leading change in the city as entrepreneurs and community leaders.

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English Programs for Internationals turns 40

English Programs for Internationals celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and has come a long way since 1979, when it was created in response to a growing international presence on campus.

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Campus Village project set to transform south campus

After receiving final approval from state officials, construction of the first stage of the University of South Carolina’s new Campus Village student residential housing redevelopment will begin in February, bringing modern housing options to a new generation of students.

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(Feat. Rebecca Janzen, language, literature and cultures) —Univision (via The Conversation)

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(Feat. Ann Eisenberg, law) —Houston Chronicle (via The Conversation)

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