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New parking permit option for commuting students

A special Bull Street District Park and Ride permit will be available to commuting students for the academic year.

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Many drugs have mirror image chemical structures - while one may be helpful, the other may be harmful

Many drugs have the same atoms and bonds but are arranged differently in space. These drugs are called chiral compounds — meaning they exist as two mirror images. Usually these mirror-image versions have similar properties because they share the same elements and bonds. Pharmacy professor Sajish Mathew writes for The Conversation on how these compounds are arranged in space can drastically change the effects they have in the body.

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The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don't address the real problems

The national teacher shortage is rooted is the longstanding lack of respect for teachers and their craft, which is reflected by decades of low pay, hyperscrutiny and poor working conditions. This disrespect to the profession is what is driving teachers away. Education professor Henry Tran writes for The Conversation on how the most recent efforts to recruit teachers do not address the real problems.

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Start the semester cocky

Whether it’s your first time on UofSC’s campus or you’re an old pro, the first week back in August can give you butterflies. Luckily, the university offers a plethora of events and activities that week to help welcome students and boost their cocky spirits.

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