Coastal Carolina University provides many resources for their students on campus, and has expanded their offerings since the pandemic hit. Daphne Holland, Ph.D., has been the Assistant Provost of Student Success Initiatives for three years. She oversees many campus-based programs including the Bridge program, SEAL, and Level Up. Her department is “providing all of the academic coaching for the university and tutoring out of the tutoring learning center.” The staff operating under the Director of the Academic Coaching Experience Department, Mary Fischer, and the Director of the Tutoring and Learning Center, Brianne Parker, have diligently transitioned their offices to all online academic coac
Graduating college is a significant achievement in one's life, and graduates have much to be proud of. For soon-to-be graduates, the hunt for your first job and living space is imminent. This article includes helpful tips to ease your transition into the working world. Firstly, ensure you have an accurate, up to date resume that highlights your relevant work experience, skills, and achievements. Under CCU’s Career Services website, you can find examples of resumes and cover letters as well as tips for how to improve them. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, career services are providing virtual appointments. Students or alumni can contact career services at 843-349-2341 between 8:3
Big corporations and chain restaurants have faced setbacks due to COVID-19, but they’re not struggling like our local businesses are. Restaurants such as Golden Corral, Outback Steakhouse, and Red Robin have all been affected during recent weeks. They have migrated to online orders and curbside pickup, still ensuring a plentiful profit for the nationwide chains. Other restaurants have not been lucky enough to provide such services. Beach Dreams Café and Market is a small artisan shop in North Myrtle Beach. It offers coffee, wellness teas, CBD oil, soaps, essential oils and more. The owner, Mary Bruce, opened the café four years ago and never expected something like this to happen. “It’s kill
Right now, protecting ourselves and our loved ones from this pandemic is the most important thing. To do this, we have to practice social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. This means no parties, hanging out with friends or going to see people you don’t live with. However, there are many ways you can make the most of the quarantine days safely in your own home. 1. Read a book: I don’t know about you, but almost every time I go to a bookstore I get another book despite having so many on my bookshelf that I haven’t had the time to get to yet. For me, this has been an opportunity to finally catch up on some reading and I decided to start with Stephen King’s novel, “Joyland." 2. Call a l
Canals are clear for the first time in years and people can finally see their cities blue skies, due to COVID-19. COVID-19 has led people to dwell on negative thoughts lately, but there have been drastic positive improvements in the environment. In Venice, Italy, a popular mode of transportation through the canals of the city is by boat. Due to the overwhelming population, especially due to tourists, the canals have been dirtied by a constant upheaval of sediment at the bottom of rivers. All of that changed about a month ago. The canals have become nearly crystal clear, so much to the point that one could see fish, swans and even a dolphin swimming around. Contrary to popular belief, the rea
Ally, an application embedded through Moodle, allows students to use alternative file formats such as PDF, HTML, ePub, electronic braille, and audio. Ally also provides translation of Moodle announcements and assignments in 50 foreign languages. Additionally, file recovery assistance is available to professors whose files may not be readily accessible. Katerina Teruel, a senior communications major with a concentration in PR, has been able to work alongside the Director of the Coastal Office of Online Learning, Sherri Restauri, to become familiarized with Ally. Teruel has used this platform for some classes since she has learned about the online feature. She admits not having seen the icon f
Photo courtesy of XO and Republic Records. One thousand two hundred and twelve days. That is how long fans of Toronto’s very own The Weeknd had to wait for a full-length album. It has been nearly four years since Able Tesfaye introduced us to Starboy. During that four-year span, the Weeknd would pop in and out of the music scene, blessing fans with a few features here and there as well as releasing a sultry yet sinister sounding EP called “My Dear Melancholy,” back in March 2018. Still, XO fans wanted more. In late August of last year, he posted to his Twitter a photo of himself with the caption “album mode in full effect.” How long was it until we were going to get that album? No one knew.