• USC is offering a free pre-participation exam this Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium. Forms can be picked up at Chapin High

  • Athletic physicals scheduled for April 26 have been cancelled

  • Congratulations to Megan Rinehart on winning first place in Lexington Medical Center's Art of Healing competition!

  • Congratulations to Yonie Penev for receiving the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship!

  • USC will be holding the Give It Up For Good yard sale on May 24th from 8-1 at the Greene St. Intramural Field.

  • Come out to support I AM WE at the Black Out Bullying bowling night at Anchor Lanes on May 9 from 6-8.

  • Congratulations to Aaron Martin and Emily Franklin for being awarded outstanding soloist!

  • Jostens will be on campus for the last time on Wednesday April 30 from 11 to 1. Any balance must be paid to pick up orders.

  • Don't miss out on the last Choir concert of the year on May 1st at 7:30 at Chapin Presbyterian Church

  • Junk to Funk will be held on April 24th in the old gym at 6:30 tickets are $5. Make sure to come out and support the CHS arts

  • Congratulations to Shaleighya Sulton for setting the new shot put record of 42 ft at the girls track meet.

  • Congratulations to Morgan Weaver for setting the new school record for the long jump of 15ft!

  • Prom will be held on May 3rd at 8PM at the Columbia Conference Center. Tickets can be ordered in room 202 until April 23rd.

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Singles Have Their Day

“Singles Awareness Day,” also represented by the acronym, “S.A.D,” is a humorous holiday that is celebrated on February the 14th.  It serves as an alternative to Valentine’s Day, and its main goal is to remind people that they do not need a relationship to be happy. 

Sure, Valentine’s Day is great for couples to celebrate their joy over being together, but from the perspective of a single person, it is only a harsh reminder that they are single and have no one to share such a day with. Seeing all the couples exchanging gifts and talking about how much they “love” one another, a single person can’t help but feel left out and lonely.

Some people celebrate Singles Awareness Day by gathering together and celebrating the fact that they are single, while some come together and commiserate.  Green clothing is commonly worn and is the usual color for S.A.D because it is considered to be the “opposite” of red, the traditional color associated with Valentine’s Day.

A lot of people look down upon Singles Awareness Day and have the idea that single people all come together and whine and complain about their lives, and how terrible it is to be single.  But many who celebrate the holiday get together with their friends and celebrate the fact that they are single and do not need a man or woman to define their life. Some people could care less whether they have a boyfriend or girlfriend.  For them, it just means they won’t have to worry about what gift they’re going to give, where they will make reservations for dinner, etc. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a stay-at-home pity party. It can very easily be a night of joy and fun. It just depends on how one looks at it.

Overall, the main idea of Valentine’s Day is to celebrate relationships, whether they are romantic or just friend-relations.

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