Jan 17, 1922 – Dec. 31, 2021 Betty Marion White, renowned actress, comedian, and animal advocate died this past December mere weeks shy of her 100th birthday. Many know her for her iconic portrayal of the ditzy, but cheerful, Rose Nylund in the television sitcom “The Golden Girls.” While White was initially known for playing characters with a warm demeanor, she always wanted to step out of her comfort zone. She would often take roles that contrasted the sweet grandmother imag
South Carolina is one of 12 states in the United States where legislators have proposed bills to ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) from teaching in schools. For me, these political maneuvers are very personal. This topic is not just a matter of race or politics. As a person of color adopted by white parents, I did not have an understanding of how to navigate the world around me within a raced body. I am thankful to the faculty at CCU for giving me the opportunity to learn more.
Many students know the chant, “Let’s go Brandon,” but few know the saying has a Coastal Carolina connection. Coastal alumnus Brandon Brown transferred to Coastal from a Virginia community college and graduated with a communication degree in 2018, according to his website, brandonbrownracing.com. He is originally from Woodbridge, Virginia, and told multiple publications he attended CCU because of the appeal of small classes and being close to the beach. After graduation, Brown
The friendly neighborhood serial killer, Dexter Morgan, is back with Showtime’s Dexter: New Blood. The original show was based on the novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay, which ran for an impressive eight seasons. Those who watched Dexter during its original run know the series finale that aired back in 2013 left a sour taste in fans' mouths, myself included. The show ended things in a contrived and ambiguous way, which was likely for the sake of leaving room for a
When you’re young, you never really expect to lose people in your life that early. You think, “Hey they’ll be around for all my accomplishments and to see what I make of myself” almost as if people don’t die, or not your people anyway. I learned this wasn’t reality. They do go, unexpectedly and all too quickly. I lost my grandma last year and it's still hard to believe it, even though I held her hand as she went. It’s honestly so bizarre to experience this tremendous loss, th