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Are Winthrop students green?

Earth Day is on April 22, and it is meant to celebrate the environment and encourage people to take steps to protect it. Do Winthrop students feel the same way about protecting the environment? We…

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Is Winthrop really as diverse as it seems?

The lack of black female professors at Winthrop challenges the university’s diverse image Winthrop University is praised for its diverse student population and is ranked well above the national average for ethnic diversity at universities….


Photo courtesy of Bri Temple | Pictured is Sandez Werts, soon graduate of Winthrop University and member of the Call Me MISTER program. “I get to write my own story. Many of the narratives that society perpetuates about black men are grossly false. We are told that we don’t. But I get to prove society wrong daily,” Werts said.

WU helps combat the SC teacher shortage

Teacher preparation programs are developing aspiring educators as a part of the solution to the shortage of teachers in our state. South Carolina is currently facing a teacher shortage, and while the problem has not…


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An update for DREAMers

The fate of DACA and what exactly is going to be happening to its future. Since Trump has entered office, he has been trying hard to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA,…


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Female leaders on Winthrop’s campus

The month of March is regarded as women’s history month, in which the nation remembers and celebrates women who broke barriers and did amazing things. During March, many Americans also look to powerful women who…


Photo courtesy of Twitter | President Trump has announced on numerous occassions, such as the State of the Union address, that the unemployment rate for African-Americans is at its lowest since the 1970s. Trump and his policies cannot receive the credit for the unemployment recovery because rates have been declining since 2010.

African-American unemployment at an all-time low

The unemployment rate for African-Americans has fallen to 6.8 percent as of Dec. 2017. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this rate is the lowest level it’s been since 1972, the year the department…


Photo courtesy of Louise Pettus Archives | Cynthia Plair Roddey was one of the first African-American women to apply to Winthrop.

“Because of them, we can…”

Under its current leadership, Winthrop is making specific strides to keep the reputation it has as an institution that values diversity. Nonetheless, like many predominately white institutions, Winthrop’s journey to inclusiveness was challenging. In 1961,…



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WU celebrates Black History Month

This month is the shortest month with the deepest history. As February begins, people are reminded about the parts of past that are often ignored or suppressed: black history. Winthrop’s black community has varying opinions…