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Photo courtesy of Alyssa Washington | Freshman Jada Sarratt’s grandparents are both cancer survivors and she believes awareness is very important to the treatment of cancer.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. The pancreas is an organ that lies behind the stomach and creates cells with both digestive and hormonal functions. Pancreatic cancer typically goes unnoticed until the latest stages of…

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Photo courtesy of Emelyne Henderson | Homecoming is a time for students and alumni to reconnect and spend time together.

#HomecomingSZN

Homecoming season at Winthrop has arrived, and campus will be buzzing with alumni and students participating in activities and events to show some eagle pride. Winthrop sets up some events, and the students create their…


Photo courtesy of Louise Pettus Archives | Delores Johnson with classmate Ruth Reed in 1968.

Winthrop: History of Integration

1901-1902 — One of the earliest recorded Mexican students, Douglas Grayhill, who was originally from Nuevo Leon, attended Winthrop. Hispanic students were considered white upon admission, making it difficult to track the first Hispanic student…


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Help us recover!

Puerto Rico is in need of help in time of devastation and destruction and Winthrop students are getting involved. Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster to hit the islands of Dominica, including…


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What’s going on in Catalonia?

Tensions between Spain and Catalonia, a Spanish region known for its pride in its culture, broil following the unofficial Oct. 1 Catalan referendum that called for independence. The Oct. 1 referendum is the most recent…


Photo courtesy of Tori Hammond, Vice President of Public Relations for the Multicultural Student Union | MSC volunteering at the Hospital House of Charlotte.

Multicultural Student Union: Giving all students a voice

The Multicultural Student Council serves many purposes for Winthrop students. Acting as a programming board, education group, and leadership opportunity, the MSC’s objective is to “make available to the Winthrop University student body opportunities for…


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My home too

With President Trump talking about potentially phasing out  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act- commonly known as the DREAM Act- Winthrop University sororities Zeta Phi Beta and Zeta Sigma Chi are hosting a cultural…


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Policing and Race in The United States: A Discussion

The Policing and Race event, held by the John C. West Forum examined the relationship between law enforcement officers and the communities of color that they serve.   The panelists discussed the ongoing point of…


Photo courtesy of Zuri Anderson | Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D, believes that one has a duty to act when they learn something important about the welfare of others, such as atrazine exposure to minority workers and communities.

The atrazine and the frog

Biologist shares how his childhood love for frogs led to the discovery of an environmental injustice   Winthrop invited Tyrone B. Hayes, an integrative biology professor at the University of California at Berkeley, to Dina’s…


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Rock Hill looking for new leadership

It’s time for Rock Hill residents to head out to the polls as the election for Mayor of Rock Hill is fast approaching. The general election for mayor will begin on October 17 with longtime…