Top five budget-friendly shoes that still make a fashion statement

Summer is over and fall is here. That means it’s time to ditch those flip flops and slides and lace up your kicks. Buying stylish shoes might be hard since prices have increased over the years on all of the popular brands. Here’s a list of budget-friendly shoes that’ll have you fresh when you’re on […]

My favorite ‘Into the Gloss’ Top Shelf posts

Into the Gloss is the brainchild of Emily Weiss, who is also the founder of the growing Internet-born brand, Glossier.  Aside from the often beauty-related content, the New York-based blog has created a series called, “The Top Shelf.”  Inspired by the photos spread across platforms like Instagram, Into the Gloss interviews and photographs notable people […]

Treat yourself! Restaurants to splurge at in Charleston

Charleston is a town full of history, beauty, and most of all, restaurants. If there is one thing to splurge on in this city, it’s the AMAZING food. Whether you want seafood or Southern comfort, there is a place here that will leave your stomach full and happy! This week Alyssa and Ally talk all […]

5 charities in South Carolina to donate to this holiday season 

The holidays are an exciting time for many people but can be less exciting for those in a less fortunate season of life.  A lot of charities and non-profit organizations rely upon the generosity of others during this time of the year to provide their services to those who depend on them.  Individuals and families […]

5 places you can eat out in Charleston on a college budget

As a college student on a tight budget and schedule, cooking is not my top priority.  Going to school in a food hub makes it a very easy choice to eat out at a restaurant, especially when I am too lazy to go to the grocery store, cookand clean up after myself.  With being a […]

Seven upcoming DC films to get excited about

There is nothing more enjoyable after a hard week of work than watching a good movie in a relaxing theatre. There are many of these great films coming out in the next few years, and DC has some interesting characters you might want to keep your eyes out for. In fact, DC has several potential […]

Five transportation differences to expect in Italy 

Ah, traveling in Italy.  You probably have a very dreamy image in mind – historic cities filled with lively people, delicious food and wine, sunny beaches and clear water.  Italy definitely lives up to all its hype. In my two-and-a-half months of being in the country, I have experienced the wonderful pleasures the various regions […]

7 ‘must-do’ adventures while in Barcelona 

Many people travel to many places, yet have no idea what to do while they are there. If you are one of those people you are in luck! I studied abroad this past summer in Barcelona, so, I know all the ins and outs of the beautiful city and what’s around the area. Barcelona is […]

5 ways to save money as a college student 

College is a time in many people’s lives when they are exposed to new responsibilities and atmospheres. During this time, it is important for college students to remember that these years are meant to prepare you for your future as an “adult.” Learning financial responsibility is a big step into adulthood, and college can be […]

5 things to do in the Lowcountry before the holidays are over 

The end of the year is a busy time for everyone. It is a time for vacationing and taking breaks from work or school to reduce stress. The holidays are for reuniting with family, friends, or both. Whether you are willing to spend no money or go all out, here are five things to do […]

3 underrated albums from the 2010s you should hear today

The 2010s are the first decade in which streaming has become the primary way listeners consume music, making it more accessible than ever. But with accessibility comes difficulties for artists who are not well known to the masses, and as the decade comes to a close, it is essential to highlight some hidden gems of […]

Five must-haves to survive colder weather

As winter finally begins to appear in the Lowcountry, you have to get prepared for such a shift. And while this shift means packing away the crop tops and bringing out the turtleneck sweaters, bracing for the chill requires effort. Colder weather has its many pros. The opportunity to bury yourself in multiple blankets and […]

7 reasons why bulldogs are the best college dogs

College is a time when a lot of young adults start thinking about adopting a dog. Bulldogs are the perfect match for just about any college student. They are kind, smart and lazy dogs that are impossible not to fall in love with. If their smushy faces and goofy underbites are not enough, here are […]

7 ways Michael Scott can help you get through Finals Week

Ah, it’s that time of the year again. The scary and unavoidable finals are right around the corner, and there’s nothing you can do to stop them. It’s no secret that midterms flat out stink – they’re tough, annoying and undoubtedly stressful. One person who has gotten many people through their struggles is Michael Scott, […]

The seven best outfits from ‘Sex and the City’ for every day of the week

“Sex and the City” is an iconic television series that set trends in the fashion industry and promoted females to have open conversations about sex and love. Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda became beloved characters that people could identify with. Many of the classic looks are still relevant in fashion and can be seen on […]

How to live your best life in college

Chances are before college, your parents were overprotective, gave a curfew and were strict in every regard to your life. Chances are, after coming to college, there is such an abundance of freedom that it is almost scary. Many people don’t understand what life is like away from home, friends and parents.  College students are […]

5 ways to know you grew up in the Lowcountry   

The Lowcountry has become a bustling tourist destination, but to some of us it’s just home. It is the place where the smell over the Don Holt Bridge and pluff mud welcome us in. Where you go anywhere and see everyone. It’s the place where you went on elementary school field trips along the Intercoastal […]

The best ‘mac and cheese’ places in Charleston

South Carolina is well known for its Southern charm and rich history but also its fried vegetables and comfort foods like mac and cheese. Did you know that Thomas Jefferson came up with the grand idea of mac and cheese? Yeah, that’s right! He bought a pasta machine from Italy, went back home to Virginia […]

Five things you should know about Disney’s biography of ‘Ray Ray’

Disney’s new film, “Safety,” is the empowering story of former Clemson player  Ray Ray McElrathbey and his perseverance to gain custody of his 11-year-old brother.  Before the film debuts in spring 2020, here are five things you should know about the story.   Who is Ray Ray McElrathbey? Ray Ray McElrathbey was a 2006 redshirt for […]

5 reasons ‘Joker’ is a must-see

The hate surrounding “Joker” that premiered in early October has overpowered the extremely relevant topics addressed in it. Fighting an oppressive government, dealing with mental disorders, class warfare and gun violence are merely some of the controversial themes used throughout the plot. The character of the Joker has been constantly portrayed as the “murderous and […]

Eight instruments you can learn that are NOT guitar

Everyone loves music, and guitar music is one of the most versatile in terms of genre. People of all tastes flock to it.  But everything has a limit. There is no need for everyone and his/her youth pastor to be busting out “Hallelujah” at a hangout, and if  I hear “Wagon Wheel” one more time […]

Postseason odds indicate the Yankees can pull out a win over Astros to advance to World Series

The 2019 regular season has come to a close, and with it, comes the long race toward October, meaning MLB playoff time is around the corner.  The juggernauts are just who you’d expect for this year’s playoffs. The Red Sox, Indians, and Astros have all won their divisions, and the Yankees are at the top.  […]

OPINION: Alex Rodriguez deserves a spot in the MLB Hall of Fame

If Major League Baseball were to end today, Alex Rodriguez should be in the Hall of Fame.  But because of A-Rod’s known use of performance enhancing drugs, there’s an ongoing debate about whether he belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you’re wondering, he does. Rodriguez has made history with his performance in […]

7 CofC classes you should definitely take this spring

Fall break is quickly approaching, which means it is time to start registering for classes – and all students know the pain of finding next semester’s classes. The process can take days of weeding through what seems like an endless list. It is impossible to find the right courses to fill the holes in your […]

Discount to CofC students for ‘Paws in the Park’ fun run Nov. 16

College of Charleston students are invited to come run in the annual “Paws in the Park” run/walk Nov. 16 at Riverfront Park in N. Charleston to help raise money for abused, abandoned and hungry animals in the local community. Sponsored by the Charleston Animal Society, the annual walk and 5k run begins at 9 a.m. […]

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 […]