Category: Lifestyle

Living life with purpose

LaMondre Pough is the prime example of someone achieving their full potential despite life’s adversities. Dressed in his finest suit he said, “Live big, live full and live authentic. These are the words I live by to help me get...

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The Embodiment of a Woman

Dr. Sharon White. If you had to describe the word unbreakable, Sharon White would be first on the list. A woman who’s spent 17 years, including four as an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina, mentoring and caring...

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A closet that cares

The Foster Care Resource Closet at First Presbyterian Church opened in 2018, eager to provide necessities to the Columbia foster care community.

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Repurposing Fashion and Futures

While South Carolina is not a fashion capital like New York, there are plenty of boutiques and national retailers present to keep local economies flowing. Downtown Greenville caters to Furman University and Clemson University...

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Katie Lauritzen mentors aspiring photographers

As a little girl, Katie Lauritzen dreamed of becoming a professional photographer. She used her father’s camera with her friends, became the senior editor and president of the yearbook committee at her high school. Lauritzen had...

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Turning Tragedy into Hope

Awareness, curriculum, and partnership. These are a few words that come to mind when learning about Hilinski’s Hope. Hilinski’s Hope is a nonprofit organization based out of Long Beach, California, with the goal of teaching...

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Beauty from the Darkness

By Annika Dahlgren Erin Benson gave birth to twin girls the very same week she found out that her 2-year-old son was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas (DIPG). One of the happiest weeks of her life was shattered by...

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