Death of the Humanities?

By Sal Gorcesky

In Horry County, like most of the United States, there are 4 core subjects taught throughout public schools. Math, English, science, and history. The latter of the 4 is usually the most forgotten, but is just as important as any of the other 3. Obviously, English is important because without it, we wouldn’t be communicating as we are now. But in the last 20 years or so, there has been a major push for teaching more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), essentially making history a thing of the past. Continue reading “Death of the Humanities?”

History on the Roads Around Us

By Douglas Sophia

When thinking of Public History, the initial thought that comes to mind is a standard museum, objects behind glass or rope with stories to be told about them from individuals who have no relation to them other than the words from a book. A show that connects the oldest forms of history as well with the new digital ways bringing a full circle to the concept of Public History is that of Antique Roadshow. Continue reading “History on the Roads Around Us”

The Battle of Chosin: One of the Worst Battles in American History

By Josh Lang

The war in Korea can seem a bit out of touch for most Americans. Many do not realize that the short conflict that only lasted from 1950 until 1953 produced some of the most intense fighting in American history. It was the first major conflict that the United States took on in an effort to stop the spread of Communism by way of China and Russia. The war was filled with many ups and downs for both sides, but one stands out in particular; the Battle of Chosin. Continue reading “The Battle of Chosin: One of the Worst Battles in American History”

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