By: Halie Ziobron Last fall, I spent the semester in Brussels, Belgium. Though there’s so much I could say about the multicultural city, the delicious fries, kebabs, and waffles, one thing stuck me about living in this city: the healthcare system. As a Public Health major, I have always been fascinated with examining different state health systems. Unlike European countries, many American health systems … Continue reading Is Healthcare a Basic Right?
When looking over the descriptions for the Shi Center Fellowships the one that stood out to me the most was the LiveWell Greenville Fellowship. I hoped to work at LiveWell, because I wanted to explore my passion for fighting to combat the rising obesity problem. LiveWell’s main focus is to make the healthy choice the easy choice, and promote change through system, policy, and environmental … Continue reading Teaching and Practicing Healthy Eating and Active Living. By: Anna Stewart
I was an unusual child. This always became apparent during “career day” at school. For one glorious day, we didn’t have to suffer through the dreadful monotony that is elementary education in America. Instead, we got to listen to cool adults like firefighters and doctors. At the end of the day, everyone would stand up and tell the class what … Continue reading Finding My Niche
Threats to Your Land and Water By: Chambers English, Upstate Forever Conservation Lands Stewardship Fellow Globally and even here in South Carolina, multiple trends threaten biodiversity and the forested habitats which harbor a multitude of flora and fauna. Over the next twenty years, the urban footprint of the Upstate is predicted to double as development sprawls into surrounding agricultural areas and woodlands from Greenville and Spartanburg1. … Continue reading Threats to Your Land and Water
As a freshman, I remember frequently hearing about the alleged “Furman farm”. Naturally, when picturing this farm, I would visualize vast fields being plowed by tractors and roamed by cows. Then I would occasionally walk past the Shi Center and observe the large flourishing garden out back—surely, I thought, this couldn’t be the entire Furman farm, there must be more somewhere. I didn’t believe that … Continue reading A Summer on the Furman Farm