9 spooky books to devour

The weather outside is finally getting cool, and even thought the Halloween season has passed, it’s always time for a good scary story. While horror movies are an autumnal given, there are just as many tantalizing murder mysteries and spine-tingling supernatural scares to appeal to you between the pages of these nine classics, some of […]

5 reasons you should start watching ‘Outlander’

It is easy to scroll endlessly through Amazon Prime looking for something interesting tp watch until you come across “Outlander”and instantly realize your search is over. The series follows Claire Randall and her time travel back to the 18th century in Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser and the two begin an action-packed adventure filled […]

Seven reasons to visit Israel in your lifetime

Israel is a tiny country packed tight with so much to offer to tourists. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has so many picturesque views, a vibrant nightlife in the city of Tel Aviv, and food that will make your tastebuds wanting more. As a newer country, there is so much history everywhere you […]

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5 reasons you should start watching ‘Outlander’

It is easy to scroll endlessly through Amazon Prime looking for something interesting tp watch until you come across “Outlander”and instantly realize your search is over. The series follows Claire Randall and her time travel back to the 18th century in Scotland, where she meets Jamie Fraser and the two begin an action-packed adventure filled […]

9 spooky books to devour

The weather outside is finally getting cool, and even thought the Halloween season has passed, it’s always time for a good scary story. While horror movies are an autumnal given, there are just as many tantalizing murder mysteries and spine-tingling supernatural scares to appeal to you between the pages of these nine classics, some of […]

Big Pharma equals big rip off

There are sick things happening in the pharmaceutical industry as prices are getting jacked up higher and higher with every passing year. Those in favor of the higher pharmaceutical costs argue prices should not be regulated in order to encourage companies to continue developing innovative medicine. AMNOG, a memorable name for a memorable change in […]

A happy medium for carriage companies and Charleston locals

Charleston horse carriage companies are creating dangerous situations for not only the horses but also the residents of Charleston by offering year-round carriage tours. If the horse carriage companies would  only provide tours during the holiday season when weather is cooler and there are fewer people driving and walking around downtown, this could be a […]

7 reasons to set sail for your next vacation

Travelers are falling into a mundane trap when planning vacations to cliché destinations that are picked out of familiarity. It is tempting to let the popularity of stereotypical vacation destinations lure you into a mediocre break from reality while making you feel like you are getting a bang for your buck. Most are unaware that […]

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Seven reasons to visit Israel in your lifetime

Israel is a tiny country packed tight with so much to offer to tourists. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has so many picturesque views, a vibrant nightlife in the city of Tel Aviv, and food that will make your tastebuds wanting more. As a newer country, there is so much history everywhere you […]

Urban Yoga in Charleston – where anyone can ‘flow and grow’

Imagine a “welcoming, non-judgmental community” where everyone can “relax, connect with others and practice all aspects of yoga immersed with love and kindness.” This is the mantra for Urban Yoga, the King Street studio founded by Megan Gray. The studio offers a variety of classes accessible to all levels of experience including vinyasa, hot pilates, […]

How to fix NFL’s Pro Bowl

  The National Football League’s Pro Bowl sounds like a football fan’s dream – the best players in the league playing against each other. What could be better? As it turns out, a lot. Those familiar with the annual all-star NFL event know very well the overall “meh” feeling that fans experience from the game. […]

Sneaky toxins in your diet and why you should cut them

“Going paleo” has been a popular trend of late, but it’s important to remember introducing a paleo diet is not the same as “dieting.” Instead it is a lifestyle choice you make to treat your body with the kindness and care it deserves. The philosophy is based on the habits of the early homo sapiens, […]

Is technology actually making American society more anti-social?

Technology is supposed to make society more connected. We can constantly stay in touch with our smartphones in the palm of our hands through texting, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and many other outlets. But is talking face-to-face becoming ancient history thanks to this technology? Social media has become a primary form of communication. Yet, as we […]

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Why it’s a good idea to lead a healthy lifestyle

Whether it’s to lose a few pounds or to improve your overall health, adopting a healthy lifestyle is crucial for anyone who wants to live a long and happy life. Everyday we are faced with choices. We can get up and go to the gym, or we can sleep in until noon. We can eat […]

‘I feel unsafe as a CofC student’

The College of Charleston, voted America’s Most Beautiful Campus, is my dream school. Students lie out on the beach and walk to class through the nation’s No. 1 city. Once the sun sets, however, I clutch my pepper-spray and speed-walk to my off-campus, downtown apartment to avoid the catcalls in the cloak of darkness. The […]

Forgiving Grayson Allen

Duke senior Grayson Allen has easily become college basketball’s most recent villain over the past couple seasons. It’s a torch that seems to have been passed down from previous hated Duke players such as Christian Laettner, J.J. Redick, and many others before them. .   College basketball fans have hated Allen ever since the his […]

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 – […]