Kaisha Young

Student Mentor Urges Youth to 'Be All That They Can Be'

By Kaisha Young

Gordon sitting in front of a church window.

Robert Gordon understands the importance of having a solid support system while getting an education.  While he was still a student himself, Gordon led his fellow North Middle/High School classmates to ensure they had just that.

South Carolina's The Nickelodeon More Than a Theater

By Kaisha Young

The Sign at Nickelodeon Theater

Andy Smith understands the importance of having a safe space to get creative.  He's the executive director of the Nickelodeon, South Carolina’s only non-profit art house cinema. The theater is located on Main Street in Columbia and has become an anchor of activity for the city.

"The Nick" was founded in 1979 by two University of South Carolina students who wanted to create a place for film lovers to come together. 

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

By Kaisha Young

Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther.

Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the distance. “I moved 11 hours away from home for college and without social media, I would’ve completely lost contact with everyone back home,” says Willis. “I still feel connected”.

Glass Art Studio Making Waves in Midlands River District

By Kaisha Young

Glass Art in the window of Glassie Ladies

Glassie Ladies is a glass art studio located in the River District of the Midlands. Its founders, Pat Stone and Julie Blinder, have been creating glass art for years.

“My dad was an artist and my mother was an interior decorator, so I grew up having art all around me all the time,” says Stone.

The pair met while taking water aerobics classes. One day, Pat overheard Julie talking about stained glass and the two struck up a friendship.

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

By Kaisha Young

Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to educate people about race, as well as encourage discussion about it. Race: Are We So Different? addresses race from a scientific, historical, and cultural standpoint.

Early Education Programs Offer Head Start for Youngest SC Students

By Kaisha Young

Youngest Student

Research shows that children greatly benefit from receiving education before kindergarten. During early childhood, the human brain develops the majority of its neurons and is most receptive to learning. For example, children often have an easier time picking up a second language than adults. This is because the neurons in their brains are actively creating new connections that allow them to retain information so well. This growth primarily happens within the first two years of a child’s life.

Settling In | Endowment Intern Kaisha

By Kaisha Young

Keisha with other interns

This is the start of my third week at ETV, which is so hard to believe. It feels like I just got here! I’ve finally gotten into my groove, so my days run a lot smoother now. Last week, I went on a shoot that I organized and planned at the South Carolina State Museum. The footage we shot was about the new Race: Are We So Different? exhibit there. The video is a part of Palmetto Scene.

Learning the Creative Process | Kaisha Young

By Kaisha Young

Young Internship

I’ve only been at ETV for a week and I can already tell I’m going to love it here! My experience is going to be a little different from the other interns’ and that’s because I’ll actually be splitting my time between the Columbia station and the Rock Hill station. The commute to Columbia is a long one for me, so my supervisor, Don, and I agreed that I’d only come to Columbia a few days out of the week and that I’d come to Rock Hill the other days.