The Clemson University athletic department and its director, Dan Radakovich, should be congratulated for maintaining Clemson University athletics at a high level within the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as nationally. Moreover, the department’s emphasis on and demonstrated success in su…

The summer Olympics and the Para-Olympics have finished and now fall brings us high school and college football. These events remind me of the hard work and dedication of the athletes who are competing but it also reminds me that each of these young men and women have a community of supporte…

Do you ever wonder about the roads in life you did not take, or what happened to the friends who took different paths than you did?

I grew up, a white Southerner, with a racially prejudiced father and a narcissistic mother who wanted to control my life even into adulthood. While I am grateful to my mother for teaching me to read at a very early age and also for limiting my grade skipping to one grade for psychological an…

Asian-Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries. However, the majority come from China, Japan, India, Korea, Vietnam and the Philippine Islands. The nation’s Asian population recorded the fastest growth rate among all racial and ethnic groups between 2000 and 2019. In total, Asia…

Throughout South Carolina’s history, there has been a streak of independence that morphed into an ingrained hard-headed reactionary reflex. It’s not uncommon for people on either side of the aisle — and people who don’t even care about politics — to react in one similar way: “Don’t tell me w…

Falls are a major health problem in older adults. One in every three people over 65 falls each year, and at age 80 and above, one in every two people fall each year.

I’m a rabid sports fan and have to be careful not to spend too much time watching sports on TV. While I’m making confessions, I must also admit to being a movie addict. I love all types of movies – action, drama, comedy and any combination thereof. Though I often watch a movie to “escape,” I…

Defining a meaningful course for our lives is the challenge of a lifetime. We learn early on some guiding principles and hopefully use those going forward.