February 28, 2014 RSS feed / On Second Thought

S.C. State Guard: The Palmetto State’s Modern “Militia”

While the S.C. National Guard is the direct descendant of the militias of old, it is not alone. The S.C. State Guard, which serves as an unpaid all-volunteer state defense force, also lays claim to this lineage.  More...

Quirky Crimes in the Capital City

Forest Acres   More...

ASK ANN...

Why do people oppose the new Common Core Standards?

The new standards will be a tremendously difficult adjustment for both students and teachers initially. The standards are not the way many teachers are used to teaching and not the way most students are used to learning. More...

The Columbia Curmudgeons

The Crush is on  Dear Curmudgeons-  Why is “Candy Crush” so addicting? I’ve been having nightmares of being swallowed up by melted chocolate.  -Candy Crushed  Dear Candy Crushed-  More...

Soup Tureen

Artifact Spotlight

On cold, damp days, a warm meal can be the perfect pick-me-up. Perhaps you treated yourself to some soup or chili to warm your bones during Columbia’s recent snowstorm. More...