Head Start is a biweekly news podcast hosted by Erin Slowey, editor-in-chief of The Daily Gamecock, and Ward Jolles, news director at WUSC-FM and SGTV. The show tackles the biggest news topics in South Carolina, but focuses on the local angle with interviews and personal accounts from UofSC students, faculty and staff members.
Episode 2: Diversity and Discrimination
On this episode of Head Start, Ward and Erin talk to two UofSC students about recent university decisions and how one student is making light of COVID-19. Xavier Peguese talks about his reaction to the university’s decision to implement a diversity module for incoming freshmen, and Will Hollerung talks about starting his own business with COVID-themed merchandise.
Episode 1: 6 Feet Closer
On the first episode of Head Start, Erin and Ward talk with three people from the UofSC community who have been affected by the coronavirus. UofSC Student Body Vice President Hannah White talks about the new "6 Feet Closer" program, Lily Heidari talks about theater in the time of a pandemic and first-generation student and recent graduate Lyric Swinton talks about what it was like to hear graduation was cancelled.