Palmetto Scene

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

By T. Safdi

Civil Rights

Thomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University. Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil rights in our state. The tour through South Carolina began in Camden, where several leaders recalled their moments in our civil rights history.

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

By A. Crouch

Holbrook

In 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going through similar circumstances by founding the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation

Coach Holbrook talks about what the foundation is all about.

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

By A. Crouch

Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January 2014.

In this video, Leibovitz talks about asking Lisa Marie Presley what she should shoot at Graceland. Elvis’ daughter surprised Leibovitz with her suggestion.

Bullying: A Growing Problem

By A. Randall

Bullying

The four major types of bullying are verbally, socially, physically and now cyberbullying. It is a growing concern that we are hearing about more and more frequently. 

Rep. Robert Williams describes bullying as “... a group of individuals who usually come together as a pack and they develop some type of bond, and what they do is they prey on those who are less compatible to them…maybe a very academic person.” 

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

By A. Crouch

Leibovitz

Famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January.

In this clip, Leibovitz reminisces about her time touring with The Rolling Stones.

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

By W. Richardson

Beacon

Beacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french fries and onion rings.

Kenny Church says, “We try to give people plenty. He [White] actually started the Beacon after the Depression when people didn’t have much food. So he started a plate called 'a-plenty'  which is a lot of food."

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