Recruits with November Company, 4th Battalion, methodically make their way through a pine forest during the Crucible on Sept. 25, 2015, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Recruits with November Company, 4th Battalion, methodically make their way through a pine forest during the Crucible on Sept. 25, 2015, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Delayna Earley dearley@islandpacket.com
Recruits with November Company, 4th Battalion, methodically make their way through a pine forest during the Crucible on Sept. 25, 2015, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Delayna Earley dearley@islandpacket.com

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About Liz Farrell

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Columnist and senior editor Liz Farrell has lived in the Lowcountry for 12 years, but grew up in Brookline, Mass., just outside of Boston. She graduated with a degree in political science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, and enjoys the beach, reading and people with contagious laughs. She pronounces all her R's.