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Sophomore’s NASA Research Could Help Our Understanding of Mars

Marigordon Varner, from Laurens, S.C., will spend the upcoming fall and spring semesters conducting NASA research that could help us further our understanding of Mars. She and physics professor Dr. Eli Owens are researching granular materials like sand, grains and soil. “Granular materials are unique because they can act like any of the three states

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How PC’s Outstanding Senior Changed in Four Years

PC’s Outstanding Senior gives a speech during graduation every year. This year’s Outstanding Senior is Rylee White. You might expect that Rylee talked to the graduation crowd about how she loved PC every second she was a student. But that wasn’t the case. Four Years Ago “Freshman orientation was honestly the worst two days of

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“A Part of Something Bigger than Myself”

Freshman Caitlyn Tompkins knows how stressful it is deciding where to go to college. In this short Q&A, she talks about why she chose PC and why she feels “like being a Blue Hose has made me a part of something bigger than myself.” Why did you choose PC? “I chose PC because of the

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Student Receives NASA Award to Research Magnetic Storms

“Everyone is familiar with changes in the weather on earth, but most don’t realize that there is also weather in space,” said sophomore Grace Wanliss. Wanliss and sophomore Marigordon Varner received research awards from NASA worth $7500 each. The students will conduct research this summer. Grace will research with Dr. James Wanliss, her father and

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“PC changed the game for me,” freshman says

How far do PC professors go to show their dedication to their students? Many include their cell phone numbers in their email taglines. This is one reason freshman Brandon Stiff, of Lake Wylie, S.C., loves PC. Here’s more about why Brandon decided to become a Blue Hose and how PC has “changed the game” for

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Why PC? For the close community and more, freshman says

High school seniors across the country are deciding where to go to college. It’s a big decision. Stay close to home? Or go farther away? Small school or big school? These are only a couple of the questions that high school students consider. We asked Jordan Johnson, a freshman from Irmo, S.C., why he chose

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How Do You Choose the Right College?

Jahnnie Conner ’21 Choosing the right college can be pretty overwhelming when you’re in high school. When I was a senior in high school, I was torn between two colleges. Thankfully, one of my favorite teachers helped me decide which was better for me. And lots of coffee-induced-late-night research sessions helped me too! When all

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Recent grad follows dream of becoming a veterinarian

Tiffany Bogan nervously paced the floor of an animal enclosure. A caiman, a member of the alligator family, was inside. She carefully walked to a corner and waited for her instructor’s commands. The animal backed away. Nervous and excited, Tiffany looked up and smiled at a camera nearby. Another student placed a towel over the

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