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Author: William Rizzo

New Fireflies player looking to follow his uncle’s footsteps

Edgardo Alfonzo is an all-time great for the Mets. Now, the organization has a familiar name in its farm system — Edgardo Alfonzo’s nephew Giovanny Alfonzo. After bouncing around to different teams in the minors, Giovanny Alfonzo is determined to live his dream for playing in the major leagues for the Mets.

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Columbia artist uses platform to tell ‘The Ugly Truth’

Demetrius “6ixx” Similien is a first-generation Haitian immigrant who is using art to spread his political message. From his mother’s brave escape form Haiti to secure American citizenship to overcoming an injury that took away his scholarship, Similien’s life experience shines through is art and makes up who he is today.

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Richard T. Greener finally takes his place at USC

On Feb. 21st USC is unveiling a 9-foot statue of Richard T. Greener between Thomas Cooper Library and the Student Health Center. Greener was a “pathbreaker” who became the first African-American Harvard student as well as the first African-American professor at the University of South Carolina.

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