South Carolina

3D laser scanners are a more accurate way of gathering forensics

  Law enforcement across the United States is using 3D laser scanners to help the forensic process become more efficient and accurate. Last month it was reported a growing skepticism in forensics because of analysts who intentionally or accidentally mishandled forensics. One way law enforcement is attempting to reduce doubt and human error is to use 3D laser scanners to gather evidence at a crime scene. The 3D lasers scanners have many benefits to citizens and law enforcement. The scanners

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Donate to the Boys and Girls Club of America

The Boys and Girls Club of America has been giving young children alternatives from hanging in the street for over 150 years. The organization was founded by Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley in 1860. The three women wanted to give boys who wandered the streets a positive alternative. Today, The Boys and Girls Club of America has 4, 175 chartered club facilities, and assist the youth of all ethnicities. The organization reaches 4 million children throughout the United

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An unpopular path to become a scientist and medical doctor

Dr. Omar Bagasra took an unpopular path to become a scientist and medical doctor. At the time Dr. Bagasra was born in India, it was the tradition for boys to go to school until the third or fourth grade to learn to read and write, and from there were expected to work with their father. The culture and his family would be odds he would need to overcome to reach his goal to be a scientist. Dr. Bagasra at the

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College Student determined to graduate despite recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Anthony Stidam, age 20, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis July 22, 2015, but he refuses to let the disease to keep him from graduating from college and pursuing his goals of graphics and website design. Anthony Stidam was working in Clemson, South Carolina last summer when he noticed a headache on the left side of his head and then his left eye became blurry, to ensure it was nothing seriously wrong he went to the emergency room. The doctors conducted

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Damion Johnson is pursuing his dream while teaching students to do the same

Damion Johnson is an Orangeburg native who is chasing his dream of doing art full time. Johnson recently held his an art exhibition at Claflin University on Thursday, January 21. What most don’t know is that Johnson is more than an artist. He also is a small business owner and a teacher. Johnson owns Fadez Barbershop located at 115 Boulevard Street in Orangeburg and teaches at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Johnson begins his day by getting up in the morning at

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Powerhouse of Deliverance still searching for funding, but community service continues

Powerhouse of Deliverance located at 111 Whitman Street in Orangeburg, SC, is still seeking funding but is still committed to doing community service. The program coordinator, Keylon Singleton, reported last December that he uses the money he makes from photography to fund the community service projects by Powerhouse of Deliverance. As of today, there is still a lack of financial support for the community service organization. Mr. Singleton still does photography and still use the money to host several projects.

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Sharnise McMichael from Graduation to Entrepreneurship

Sharnise McMichael graduated from Claflin University with a degree in business May of 2015, and six months later opened up her nail salon in downtown Orangeburg. McMichael at the age of 22 opened up her salon, Lush Nail Salon, at 1154 Russell Street. She saved her money while doing nails in college and used her credit cards to help open the building in November last year. McMichael currently has two employees who work for her in the nail salon. She

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Arthur Rose Museum features two artists in one night

On Thursday, January 21, The Arthur Rose Museum located at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina hosted an exhibition featuring two artists. The art show featured two of Orangeburg’s teachers, a Claflin University alumnus, Damion Johnson, who teaches art at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, and Elsie Lewis-Fogle, who teaches art at her studio, Elsie Lewis Fogle Art Studio. Johnson found his interest in art at a younger age through his older brothers who were artists. Johnson started tracing and drawing sneakers

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Dr. Cornel West helps the Sanders Campaign launch HBCU tour

Dr. Cornel West hosted a rally for Bernie Sanders at South Carolina State University on Thursday, January 14 to attract more African-American voters. The Democratic primary in South Carolina is next month; therefore, it is not a surprise Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders is trying to attract as many voters as possible to win the primary over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to a CBS and YouGov poll from December 17, 2015, 67 percent of South Carolina registered voters

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John Rodriguez, from student to master and teaching others

John Rodriguez went from student to master and plans to teach martial arts and self defense in Orangeburg. John Rodriguez was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, where he stood out differently from everyone else because he was the only Hispanic in his class. John felt he was picked up on because he stood out, his being smaller than most than his peers, and he admits to having a big mouth. John has mastered martial arts and is now

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