9 ‘must-dos’ before graduating from College of Charleston

The College of Charleston is a special place to go to school. It is a community of extraordinary beauty and rich history. Time flies by when you’re having fun, especially during college, and before you know it your time at the College is coming to an end. As graduation approaches in little over a month, […]

These 7 reasons why you should study abroad top any reasons why you shouldn’t

Your college years are easily the most fun years of your life. You get to experience being on your own and living in a new place. How fun and immersive they are, is up to you. I completed my Spanish minor abroad in Trujillo, Spain, recently, and those three months were at times the most […]

Who needs six when you’ve GOT7?

Whoever said boy bands were a thing of the past, must not have heard of GOT7. This multinational group debuted in South Korea in 2014 with seven members known as JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Young Jae, BamBam and Yugyeom. Within five years of debuting, the group has released three studio albums, 11 EPs, 20 singles, […]

Five ways to identify a toxic relationship

Sometimes we choose to remain in a relationship that is toxic even though it can bring unwanted drama and trauma. Toxic relationships can be detrimental to our physical and emotional health and can sometimes be hard  to identify. The foundations of any relationship are most commonly established upon mutual admiration and respect but can become […]

5 restaurants every College of Charleston student should try

Before finishing at College of Charleston, you must try certain restaurants. Attending school at one of “best food cities” in America, finding a place to eat, at a reasonable price, can be overwhelming for us college students. Everyone knows the award-winning places like Husk, Halls Chophouse and Poogan’s Porch, but unless your family comes to […]

5 things to love about Charleston

Charleston is known as a beautiful city with such rich historic charm. The city has captivated attentions from travelers around the world and attracts approximately 5 million tourist  each year. In return, Charleston has been ranked the No. 1 city in the United States by Travel + Leisure for six consecutive years. Maybe it is […]

13 top interior designers from the South’s design mecca – Atlanta

Atlanta isn’t just known for having the world’s busiest airport – it’s also known for its interior designers. Dubbed the design center of the South, Atlanta has almost as many interior designers as it does passengers passing through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. With the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in their backyard, it’s safe to say these […]

5 most notable NFL players changing teams in 2019

As the NFL gets set to kick off the 2019 Draft this weekend, it’s important to note which veteran players have changed teams and how that impacts the needs on any given team’s roster. Teams are constantly trying to improve their roster to win games. The players are more complicated: Some are looking for the […]

7 ways to relieve stress and relax

Relaxation is easy for some individuals, while others find it hard to maintain a relaxed lifestyle in the day to day hustle and bustle. If you are taking care of your family, working full-time, or going to school, time can seem to evaporate. But taking good care of your mind and body will make a […]

CofC alumna paves her way in the news world on Capitol Hill

As a third-year political science and communication major at the College of Charleston, Caroline Kenny chose to spend her fall semester in Washington, D.C., interning on Capitol Hill. She did not realize the limited scope of her knowledge about the political workings of her country until the first day on the job with the Democratic […]

7 things you need from Amazon

We all have an inner shopaholic, whether it is because we have had a couple of drinks or because we just want a little random enjoyment in your life, the answer is in this short list of items on Amazon that everyone should consider buying. For those times that you could use a helping hand […]

5 tips for writing a killer fiction novel (if you have no idea what you’re doing)

Writing is hard. It’s hard to make the words go. Especially when you have tons of spectacular, larger-than-life adventures all vying for attention, only to disappear when you finally get around to putting it down on paper. If you can relate, don’t worry. Anyone who’s ever tried to write anything (especially fiction) can relate. What […]

5 things college students should have under control before entering the real world

The fear of entering the “real world” hangs over the heads of almost every young adult right around the time graduation approaches. Though college encourages individuality and free thinking, actually carrying out adult activities and entering the workplace seems foreign and almost intimidating. To successfully prepare for the experiences in the world after college, it […]

An open letter to CofC’s new president

Dear President Hsu, As a group of communication students at the College of Charleston, we welcome you to our special campus in this beautiful place. We are excited to have you lead us to even greater opportunity in the coming years. As you take the reins at CofC, there are a few things we think […]

7 low-key music festivals to know about in 2019

It seems as though music festivals are more popular than ever, and for good reason. While some folks see no point going to a random field or desert just to stand for hours in the summer heat, music fans and adventure seekers alike thrive in this environment. But the most popular music festivals these days […]

9 reasons you still need to watch ‘Green Book’

Although the excitement and controversy of “Green Book” winning the Oscar for Best Motion Picture is long over, this stunning film will leave you speechless and completely full of thoughts at the same time. It is a must-see even though the hype is long over. The Oscar-winning film follows the true story of upcoming pianist […]

5 ways to ease the tension of awkward conversations

Many of us have had those moments, those painful interactions that just make us want to melt into the floor in embarrassment and horror. You know, like that time a cashier said, “Enjoy your ice cream” and you replied, “You’re welcome.” Or that time a cute guy/girl tried to make conversation with you, and you […]

7 tips to having a great flight

Flying can be tough. Try some of these tips on your next journey and see where they take you.   Pick your favorite seat   Most people skip over the step when the airline allows you to choose a seat. A lot of the seats you can choose from come at an additional cost, but […]

11 things every CofC student should check off the bucket list

Have you really even attended CofC if you haven’t done these things? No. Located in “America’s #1 City,” the College of Charleston, a public liberal arts university located in Charleston, South Carolina, was founded in 1770 and has had a rich history ever since. Students come from all over the country  – and world – […]

7 reasons napping is no joke

Napping is not just an activity; it’s a way of life. In college, it’s totally socially acceptable to nap whenever or wherever. That should also apply in the real world. Napping at the office on a lunch break is the perfect way to get in a few extra Zs for a more productive work day. […]

7 songs everyone should have on a playlist

In a world where there are a ton of music styles, genres and tastes, it can be tedious and intimidating to find the perfect songs to have in your playlist. Not to mention, there are plenty of stressors while making the perfect playlist. What if you get roasted when you’re on aux? What if you […]

7 ways to combine love of children with a desire to serve Charleston

If you have a heart for serving your local community – or at least some community service hours to complete – in addition to a love for children, this list is for you. Whether you are an education major with a passion for teaching kids to read and write, an artist with a knack for […]

Charleston’s 17 most-Instagrammable restaurants

Instagram has become a platform to share not only pictures of your friends, but also aesthetically pleasing cuisine. Everything from pasta to ice cream can get thousands of likes, if you go to the right restaurants. If you are stuck eating leftovers at home again, hop on Instagram and live vicariously through others. Do not […]

The 5 best smoothie ingredients for a healthy thyroid

More than 27 million Americans struggle with thyroid disease daily. For those who do not know, the thyroid is a tiny gland in the neck that powers some of our body’s most important functions. These functions include hormone production, which aids with metabolism and organ performance. I have struggled with Hypothyroidism, where the thyroid produces […]

7 reasons to adopt from an animal shelter

Did you know there are only about 14,000 animal shelters in the United States but millions of animals waiting to be adopted? Sadly, many people prefer to adopt from pet stores, which purchase 90 percent of their animals from breeders. But this list will prove that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are seven […]

5 times NFL referees screwed up (maybe) the call

Being a referee in the National Football League is hard. The officials are under the scrutiny of every single person watching the football game – and often for days afterward.   These refs are only human, so they are bound to make a few mistakes –  but one bad call could ruin any referee’s reputation […]

Herbs instead of Prozac? Why switching to adaptogens might be a good idea

In today’s modern world, Western medicine seems to have a fix for everything imaginable. Almost every illness has a pill designed to to alleviate the symptoms and provide the patient with a degree of relief. Traditional medication for mental illness, however, can have lasting negative effects on the body and mind. Some of the side […]

6 places you have to go if you’re in Philly

I was born in Philadelphia and since have been lucky enough to discover all the best pieces of it. As I’m headed back home for the holidays, I want to share a few of my favorite recommendations. There’s many famous landmarks to see and a few spots to know about that’re off the beaten path. […]

Important considerations before coming to college

Moving out and going somewhere new is exciting, but it can also be kind of scary. For many, this experience happens for the first time when going away for college. College is one of the greatest experiences, but it comes with consequences. Many people talk only about the social aspect of college, but never really […]

4 tips to surviving your first semester at CofC

Transitioning from high school to college is harder than it may seem. It is an exciting to be away from home and to make new friends and create new memories. Going to school at America’s Most Beautiful College Campus is going to be one of the most exciting times in your life and going to […]