In this file photo, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivers the State of the City address at City Hall.
In this file photo, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivers the State of the City address at City Hall. Sean Rayford online@thestate.com
In this file photo, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin delivers the State of the City address at City Hall. Sean Rayford online@thestate.com

Lucas Daprile has been covering the University of South Carolina and higher education since March 2018. Before working for The State, he graduated from Ohio University and worked as an investigative reporter at TCPalm in Stuart, FL. There, where he won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his political and environmental coverage.