5 things you must do in Colorado

Listed as No. 9 on Top 10 best places to visit, Colorado is known for its breathtaking views, trendy lifestyle and laidback attitude. You’ll never find yourself bored with its rich culture and environment, not to mention growing food scene and endless breweries. Check out five things you must do if you’re a first-timer in […]

5 reasons big dogs are better than little dogs

Almost everybody loves dog but individual breed preferences can vary widely. Some people like very energetic dogs, some like particularly fluffy dogs, some like skinny dogs, some like dogs with lots of extra skin. But one characteristic that has long divided enthusiasts is dog size. Many of the most popular breeds of dog are toy-sized […]

Four realistic changes to make your life easier

The daily schedule of an American college student is a high-paced one. Although everyone has different priorities, sometimes striking a balance between academics, extracurriculars and social events can be difficult. Consequently, we tend to forfeit healthy habits and replace them for convenience. Whether that means pulling all-nighters, reaching for the soda instead of water, or […]

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5 reasons big dogs are better than little dogs

Almost everybody loves dog but individual breed preferences can vary widely. Some people like very energetic dogs, some like particularly fluffy dogs, some like skinny dogs, some like dogs with lots of extra skin. But one characteristic that has long divided enthusiasts is dog size. Many of the most popular breeds of dog are toy-sized […]

7 reasons to love the South

I grew up in the small town of Conway, S.C., 15 minutes outside of Myrtle Beach. I have always loved the South, and I am proud of where I come from. Conway is full of history and is just an awesome place. One of my favorite things about my town is the sense of community. […]

Hip-hop’s sordid past with sexual assault

XXXTentacion is one of the most talked about rappers of this year. He scored the tenth spot in XXL Magazine’s coveted Freshman Class. The XXL freshman issue has included everyone from Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$ to Anderson Paak and Chance the Rapper. Needless to say, it’s a very big deal, one that comes with promotional […]

4 reasons last episode of Game of Thrones did not meet expectations

HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” has become a smash hit with critics and fans over the past seven years. The critically acclaimed drama was awarded 12 Emmys, more than any other show last season, and this year’s Season 7 premiere, “Dragonstone,” attracted10.1 million viewers, smashing all previous cable and streaming viewership records. The series’ most recent […]

5 reasons Donald Trump is unfit to be POTUS

How in the world did we get here? Donald Trump – the celebrity billionaire businessman – is the 45th president of the United States. It has been just over a year since he was elected and nearly 300 days since taking office. Much like the first 100-days-in-office milestone, his first 3000 days also reflects whatever […]

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Four realistic changes to make your life easier

The daily schedule of an American college student is a high-paced one. Although everyone has different priorities, sometimes striking a balance between academics, extracurriculars and social events can be difficult. Consequently, we tend to forfeit healthy habits and replace them for convenience. Whether that means pulling all-nighters, reaching for the soda instead of water, or […]

Yoga is for everyone. You down, dog?

Yoga has become increasing popular. Once a form of Eastern medicine, the practice is becoming a way of life for many in the West too. Although too many may love it for the comfy yoga pants instead of the amazing relief to the mind, body and soul, it remains an increasingly popular form of exercise […]

5 reasons music festivals are still a blast

Festivals now offer an opportunity that captivates the full attention, time and savings of their patrons – reinventing the occasion from a typical live music event to a global affair. Since the infamous Woodstock, music festivals never quite lost their enticing flare, but with advanced technology, festivals have become more prominent and more extravagant than […]

5 reasons studying late at night is a good idea

If you step into an undergrad campus around midterms or finals, it’s not at all uncommon to find students up at all hours. While some may take a well-rounded and considerably healthier approach to studying, there are others who prefer to study 24/7. But students who prefer to study at night are onto something. This […]

5 reasons Bitcoin could change the financial world

Our idea of “money” has evolved greatly over the centuries – from trade and bartering of objects, to gold and silver coins, to green paper bills, to plastic cards and now to online transactions. Although traditional financial institutions remain powerful, cryptocurrency has the potential to transform the global economy. Bitcoin is the digital transfer of […]

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Give us the news we want

The public relies on news to be informative and reliable in reporting current events. Recently, the war started by Mother Nature in her assault against Florida and the Caribbean islands during Hurricane Irma captured audience’s opinion on relief efforts while distracting from the actual war the United States is in. In the time that Hurricane […]

5 reasons the ‘hookup culture’ must end

Ninety-one percent of college students claim their lives are dominated by the “hookup culture,” the more casual dynamic that has taken over today’s dating scene. A hook-up is technically defined as any affectionate physical act with another person, regardless of the level of intimacy, and it can be classified into four different culture types – […]

5 reasons going away to college is a great idea

College is more than just getting a degree. It’s a lot about discovering who you are. So going to a university in a different state or region is extremely important for making that discovery and learning what it is you value. As students we gain more than just academic knowledge during our time away from […]

Honeydew melon is a terrible fruit, and I’ll prove it to you

It is very rare that when customers order a fruit salad at a restaurant, they receive one without honeydew melon. It is also rare that they receive a fruit salad where more than 50 percent of the fruit in the salad isn’t honeydew melon. Some brush off this obvious offense; others feel rightfully outraged by this fruit […]

Where to eat when you’ve had too much to drink

When in Rome, “do as the Romans do.” Or in my case, “when at the College of Charleston do as the college students do.” By this, I’m mostly talking about the typical drunken college experience, which involves going out any night of the week you’d like and after consuming a necessary amount of alcohol, stuffing […]