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Women’s health from Spartanburg to Tanzania

Women’s health from Spartanburg to Tanzania

Madison Tolomea, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

What stemmed from a discussion about birth control flourished into a movement surrounding the discourse on women’s health. The Wofford Women’s Health Coalition is in full swing and wants to get more...

Usher performs 2024 Super Bowl Halftime show. (Photo courtesy of Brynn Anderson, AP Photo)

“Yeah!” An honest review of Usher’s halftime show

Madison Bush, Contributing Writer February 27, 2024

Performed by Usher, the 2024 Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show performance begins with a rating card, preparing viewers for “a performance 30 years in the making” (00.08). I enjoyed this bit for...

Doug Jones ‘69 poses with his son and grandson, who all went to Wofford following his graduation. Jones was the first Black graduate of the College.

The Legacy of Wofford’s first Black graduate

Catherine Lesesne, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

In 1964, Wofford College desegregated its formerly all-white campus. Doug Jones ‘69 broke the long streak of white-only graduates. Encouraged by his legacy, Jones’ son, Jarvis Jones ‘04, and grandson,...

The Back of the College monument rests in front of the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium. The monument serves as a reminder of the African American communities that originally lived on what is now Wofford’s campus.

The history of the Back of the College neighborhood

Cameron Carsten, Managing Editor February 27, 2024

On the grounds that students watch football, play tennis or live in as seniors, there used to be a thriving, predominantly Black neighborhood. Jim Neighbors, professor of English and co-coordinator...

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