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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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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South Carolina filmmaker wants to lead the next generation of feature films

Thaddeus Jones, Jr. is a filmmaker who plans to lead the next revolution of feature films shot in South Carolina. South Carolina is not known for hosting feature films, but Jones hopes to change that soon. Many actors and actresses are born in South Carolina such as Viola Davis and Chris Rock. Also, over 100 featured films were recorded in South Carolina, for example, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, starring Jim Carrey, and Dear John starring Channing Tatum. Each state

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The Dreamer Who Dared to Listen to His Dreams

Quinton Whipper was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, New York. He always knew his destiny at a young age, which was to start his own business. His mother, Michelle Whipper, said Quinton was always trying to make money even as a child. He would take candy to school and sell it to other children. The journey to his dreams would not come easy nor would it come when he wanted. After graduating high school, he went to South Carolina State

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