March 2016


Consul General? Sure, he can do that.

“You begin to see things through a different social, economic, political, and historical lens, which leads you to think critically about your own beliefs and perhaps get to a deeper understanding of your own culture.”

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Imaginations unleashed: Eight student artists show their stuff in annual Honors exhibit

Imagine challenging legendary poet Robert Frost. Or exploring the correlation between imagination and insanity. Or leaving hidden messages on sidewalks, revealed only in the rain. These are just three of the ways eight Honors College students chose to express themselves in the third SCHC Artists in Residence exhibit, on view through the end of the semester in the Honors Residence Hall.

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Revocation: The Honors College Graduation Ceremony

More than 25 years ago, the first group of graduates of the Honors College designed a recognition ceremony. They called it a "revocation" because it represented a calling back together of the students who were greeted four years earlier at their Freshman Convocation.

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February 2016


Ready for his close-up—behind the camera

Luke Hodges isn’t waiting until he graduates to pursue his ambitions in the film industry. During his time at USC, the Honors College English senior has held three challenging internships related to film production: one with The Nickelodeon, Columbia’s independent theater, and the two he currently holds with BiFrost in Los Angeles and Borscht Corp. in Miami.

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December 2015

November 2015


Investigating Burns

Joseph DuRant, a 2015 English Honors graduate, is probably the world’s youngest published author on 18th century Scottish poet Robert Burns.

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Madison to Gideon: Teacher makes U.S. government come alive

These are good days for Patrick Kelly. Not just because he won a prestigious national teaching fellowship this year or was named Richland District 2’s Teacher of the Year in 2014. These are good days because a presidential election is coming up. That means plenty of lively classroom conversation at Blythewood High, where Kelly has been teaching AP U.S. Government and Politics since 2005.

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