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25 events that happened in Columbia the year USC’s Class of 2016 grads were born

This week, one of the most momentous occasions in the lives of 4,237 young men and women will occur when they graduate with degrees from the University of South Carolina. These graduates have seen a lot of things happen in their lifetimes so far: smartphones, texting, flatscreen TVs, Netflix, Facebook and Twitter; the Gamecocks winning two national baseball championships, the football team beating Clemson five times in a row and the women’s basketball team bursting into national prominence. Here, a look at some of the things that happened in Columbia in 1994, the year many of these grads were born.

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Dressed – and groomed – for STEM success

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) committee at Lower Richland High School partnered with EngenuitySC to host the third annual “Dress for Success” business etiquette showcase Tuesday. Students received complimentary new business attire, makeovers and etiquette training and revealed their new looks to fellow students inside the school's auditorium.

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VIDEO: Moped rules and safety tips

VIDEO: See USC's New Alumni Center 01:40

VIDEO: See USC's New Alumni Center

 A.C. Flora's rise to power 01:57

A.C. Flora's rise to power

Yonkers' blast lifts Lexington to district title 02:11

Yonkers' blast lifts Lexington to district title

Chad Holbrook speaks after win over Upstate 05:50

Chad Holbrook speaks after win over Upstate

Gator reaches for doorbell of SC home 00:05

Gator reaches for doorbell of SC home

Will Muschamp talks Upstate talent, versatile freshman 04:01

Will Muschamp talks Upstate talent, versatile freshman

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Palm Sunday Lesson for St. Peter's Catholic school 4k and 5k students

The 4k and 5k classes of Tori Rolack and Tera Stanford at St. Peter's Catholic school learn about Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem through the waving of palm fronds and a little Jesus portrayed by Paul Ascherman. Ms. Rolack also read the story of this event that lead up to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection.
Tim Dominick tdominick@thestate.com
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Palm Sunday Lesson for St. Peter's Catholic school 4k and 5k students

Project SEARCH helping students transition into workforce at Palmetto Health Parkridge 01:31

Project SEARCH helping students transition into workforce at Palmetto Health Parkridge

VIDEO: Scott Kelly's year in space in three minutes 02:56

VIDEO: Scott Kelly's year in space in three minutes

Richland Library and Columbia Museum of Art up for National Medal Award 03:27

Richland Library and Columbia Museum of Art up for National Medal Award