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The presence of Clemson University can be felt all over the upstate and in the almost 130 years the school has been open it has collected its fair share of folklore. One of the most common themes for superstitions and traditions comes from…

The ROTC, or reserve officer training corps, trains students to be officers in the United States military. The students go to school like a normal college student, but they have extra responsibilities. Certain days of the week the cadets must wear…

Sarah Reese grew up in rural Pelzer, South Carolina, where she first started singing. When she went to Furman University in the late 1960’s she was one of its first black students. Reese overcame the racism and aggression inflicted by her white peers…

Ever wondered why on your drives to the Clemson Memorial Stadium you pass by a gigantic field of sunflowers? Well, thank the Clemson University Organic Farm! Started in 2001 as a project under the Sustainable Agriculture program, the founding…

The last man to be lynched in south Carolina was Willie Earle. On February 15th, 1947, Thomas Brown, a taxi driver in Greenville, South Carolina was robbed and stabbed to death by a unidentified passenger. Brown told police, a black man attack him.…

Though originally called the Main Building it was renamed in 1946 to Tillman Hall after Benjamin R. Tillman. Tillman was a former South Carolina governor and United States senator. He helped push for different education changes during his time as…

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