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Plan a Day: School Day Edition

By Maggie Holman Tyler Sprague and

1. Go to your first class of the day and learn from

Best Professor 2022 - Milan Dhameja

If you’ve ever taken BIO101 there’s a good chance you’ve had an opportunity to meet Professor Dhameja - he’s been at UofSC for more than a decade! Known for his engaging and funny lectures, you’ll be able to remember why the mitochondria is the powerhose of the cell and more!

2. Take a lunch break with your friends at

Best On-Campus Eats - Chick-Fil-A

Getting out of your last class or have some time in between? Then it’s time to eat! With the abundance of dining options on campus, you would assume the best place to eat on campus wouldn’t be fast food ... right? The students of the University of South Carolina,
including myself, say wrong. Chick-fil-A has been voted the best on-campus eats by students, and I agree! Chick-fil-A has been voted the best place to eat on campus for the fourth year in a row simply because you can get the most of a retail meal at the expense of a single meal swipe. And, honestly, what’s better than that for a college student!

3. Go to an interest meeting for

Best Student Organization - Dance Marathon

14 hour main event. 24 years and counting. $7.2 million raised. 150,000 children’s lives impacted. This is what Dance Marathon is all about. USC Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus devoted to raising funds and awareness for the Child Life Program at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.

Don’t get discouraged by the name (no dancing skills are required). It may seem like a long time to be on your feet, you know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun!” The event is jam-packed with fun activities like line dancing, games and contests, and live performances from musicians, comedians and more that are sure to keep you from watching the clock.

However the most moving part of the event is hearing from miracle families who share their stories as a reminder that this organization truly makes a difference in the lives of children all around South Carolina.

“Hearing their story made me realize the organization I had joined on a whim truly impacted real kids. Hearing their story brought me to tears and inspired me to get more involved in the future,” Dance Marathon staff member Brinna Day said.

If you are still looking for a sign to join the USC Dance Marathon, here it is: this is their seventh year in a row being voted the best student organization at UofSC. That’s a pretty big deal!