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…


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#MarchForOurLives attracts the attention of the world

Winthrop teacher candidates and faculty travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in March For Our Lives, the largest student protest in American history.  The march came as a response to the Valentine’s Day shooting at…


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Dear Black Girl…

Dear black girl,   Be proud of your full lips, dark skin, and curvy features. Besides, everyone else pays for it. Understand that your uniqueness is a gift from above and there is nothing like…


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Freshmen Corner: I’m Black and I’m Proud

Young African-American men and women often get criticized about their skin color. But as young adults, they realize their true meaning and the beauty of the skin they’re in. When did you realize the beauty…


Photo courtesy of Alyssa Washington | Freshman Briona Millidge discusses how her current favorite black TV show embodies black culture.

Back to the real

In large declines since the 1980s, 1990s and even the early 2000s, American black television is losing its representation in today’s media with each progressing year. American black television has paved the way for much…


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Black at a PWI

Many would think that the general decision to pursue their education after college would be met with nothing but positivity. But in today’s African-American society, where you decide to pursue your education can sometimes cause…