Marina Ziehe

VIDEO | Music Entrepreneurship Program Inspires Artists to Think Outside the Box

By Marina Ziehe

Pianist playing on a truck

More and more, music schools and institutes are incorporating entrepreneurship classes, organizations, clubs, seminars and workshops into their programs. Why is that?

In order to explore the truth behind this fact, Carolina Money reached out to David Cutler, Director of Music Entrepreneurship at USC, and some of his former students who decided to approach their art in innovative ways. 

Columbia Canal Six Months After the Flood

By Marina Ziehe

End of Columbia Canal emptied

According to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, the Columbia Canal at Riverfront Park dates back to 1824. The canal was an efficient and inexpensive navigation route where the Broad River and the Saluda River form the Congaree River. After the implementation of the railroad in Columbia, its importance as a means of transportation decreased. In 1891, the canal was redesigned and became a major power source for the city of Columbia.

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

By Marina Ziehe

Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community to heal.

Photographs retrieved from Indie Grits website and SCETV album.

VIDEO | USC Students Work Collaboratively to Build Mobile Apps

By Marina Ziehe

Computer science class

As previously mentioned in Carolina Money, the University of South Carolina Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with the USC Computer Science Department to make 13 mobile apps. Students in the computer science class are working collaboratively with business students to build a minimum viable product that they are envisioning.

Solar Farms Coming to Lexington County

By Marina Ziehe

Shot of solar panels and sunrise

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company based in Santa Monica, California, will build three 10-megawatt solar farms in Lexington County.

As reported in the press release, the company will make a $20.4 million investment in solar energy operations in Lexington County. The farms will provide energy to 2,000 South Carolina homes - totaling 6,000 customers with the three projects.​

HEMI Food Truck Court is Up and Running in West Columbia

By Marina Ziehe

Food Truck Court in Columbia, SC

Many small to medium-sized cities are growing, or at least have the opportunity to grow tremendously, because of the innovative solutions that small business owners develop.

Here in Columbia, South Carolina, the business owner Christina Survana decided to embrace the booming food truck trend by bringing a new food truck court into existence. “I would always pass by and see a vacant lot here, so I thought, why not have a food truck court?,” said Survana, Manager of the HEMI Food Truck Court.

SC Graduate Schools Rank High Among Country's Best by US News and World Report

By Marina Ziehe

Picture of a podium in the sky

Graduate schools at three S.C. universities - USC, Clemson, and MUSC - were ranked among the country’s best by U.S. News and World Report.

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina tied for the No. 71 spot on the overall Best Business Schools list. USC’s International MBA program ranked No. 1 in that subcategory, while its part-time MBA program tied for 24th in that specialty.