The Untold Story of John W. Bolts (1861 – 1921)

by N. Valerie McLaurin

Who is John W. Bolts? If you’ve never heard of him, you’re in the same boat I was in when I first came to Coastal Carolina University. It was my first semester as a graduate student in the MALS program and I was doing an internship at the in-house student publishing lab, the Athenaeum Press, while they were wrapping up one of their amazing projects titled At Low Tide: Voices of Sandy Island. Continue reading “The Untold Story of John W. Bolts (1861 – 1921)”

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The Fight for Accurate History in the Classroom

By Jessica Bradwell

My mother has been a special education teacher for students who are emotional disabled in South Carolina for almost 20 year now, a career she has always been very passionate about. Her aim is not only to uplift and encourage her students to learn, but also make sure the education they are receiving is accurate and honest. This is especially hard to do in South Carolina, which has always seemed to rank almost dead last in education in the country every single year. Continue reading “The Fight for Accurate History in the Classroom”

Video Games as Public History

By Sean Butler

It has recently been through modern movies, television, art, music and the Internet that has lead society to create an expanding narrative for telling history and that is through video games. Video games have over the years become so ingrained in society that journalist Martha Irvine wrote in 2008, “in a survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project ninety-seven percent of young respondents play video games.”[1] Continue reading “Video Games as Public History”

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?”

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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