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Q&A | Can I Actually Pay for College?

August 16, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Hands holding up money

It is back-to-school time across the country. Richland and Lexington counties are bustling with new energy as students of all ages emerge from the lethargy that comes with summertime in South Carolina. With the beginning of the fall semester come concerns about finances,...

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

August 15, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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. Since the eighth grade, Gordon acted as a...

Colonial Williamsburg Emmy-Winning Educational Productions, Course Content Available Free Online Beginning August 16

August 15, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Screen shot of Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library

For the first time beginning August 16, the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library of Emmy award-winning educational productions and supporting course content will be made available free online for teachers, home educators, their students and lifelong learners...

Chimera, Part II by P.A. Bennett

August 12, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by P.A. Bennett
3 scientists in a lab, one looking through a microscope

Last week I wrote about chimeras, part animal, part human organisms created by scientists. A news story on National Public Radio (NPR) brought it to my attention. Seems the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) is ready to lift a ban on funding chimeric research. With the...

Aiken's Equine Industry

August 12, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Aiken's Equine Industry

Aiken's Equine Industry is stemmed in history and the fabric of what Aiken has become over the years...the Mecca for people who love horses!

Now Available on Knowitall.org - Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

August 11, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland from Pulitzer Prize Winners in SC

From the Jazz to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina are three thirty-minute programs that feature Pulitzer Prize honorees from our state. Each program is supported by a Pulitzer Prize Board partnership with the Federation of State and Territorial...

VIDEO | Performing Artists Get a Jump-Start at Midlands Tech's Performance Incubator

August 11, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Performer at the Harbison Theater at Midlands Tech

It is tough for performing artists to make a living pursuing their passion. Despite our community valuing the arts, those who pursue a career in the arts are constantly struggling to get their work off the ground. This is where Midlands Technical College steps in. The...

ETV Kids: Ready Jet Go! Week of NEW Episodes August 15-19

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Image from Ready Jet Go!

Blast off to adventure with a week of all-new episodes of Ready Jet Go!, exploring the many moons of the solar system. The week kicks off with Jet and the kids trying to recreate Celery and Jet’s first date on one of Bortron 7’s moons. Then our fearless adventurers explore...

ScienceSouth: NASA Saturday in the Pee Dee - August 27, 2016

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Boy wearing ScienceSouth t-shirt holding rocket

FREE WORKSHOP Date: August 27, 2016 Main Activity: Building rockets Location: ScienceSouth Pavilion Morning Session (9:00-11:00 am): K-4th Grade Come build and launch pop and water rockets! Afternoon Session (12:00-3:00 pm): 5th-10th Grade Put your thinking caps on as we...

South Carolina's The Nickelodeon More Than a Theater

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

Epic Water Balloon Battle is Hoping to Bring History to Life in Columbia

August 10, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Man throwing a water balloon

South Carolina is famously hot for its warm temperatures this time of year and Historic Columbia wants to help folks beat the heat. Historic Columbia’s second annual Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle is from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the grounds of Robert Mills...

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

August 9, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene 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...

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea

August 5, 2016 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar with lemon

In the late 1700s a French botanist landed on Middleton Place in Summerville, South Carolina bringing the first tea plants to the United States. The Lowcountry is also home to the only tea plantation in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring...

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

August 5, 2016 - Posted in Carolina Money by Andrea Esselman
Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter? Research shows that...

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