Five best retro-style surfboards still in production  

Surfboards have evolved drastically over the years, but the classics still exist, and for those who have that throwback nostalgia, one of these five boards will be the perfect fit for you! California Square Tail Surfing Malibu Beach in the 70s, you’d be sure to see a few square tails in the lineup, and not […]

5 hip hop & rap albums you need to listen to

  As trends come and go, influential hip hop artists continuously thrive. These lyrical geniuses are the creators of fresh, diverse, eclectic rhythms and vocals. Their latest albums encompass their raw, progressive talent, giving listeners a taste of the nuances present in their music. Hip hop and rap are phenomenal genres and the masters of […]

5 things your RAs would really like you to know

Freshmen like to claim that their roommate, or someone living on their floor, was the first person they met as they moved into college. But they’re overlooking the first person they really talked to (and the one I think is the most important) – their resident assistant. RAs are the backbone of the residence hall, […]

Avoid these social media vacation mistakes

 Whether you are sipping a tropical cocktail or sun bathing by the pool, we get it – you are on a fabulous trip and want to show us everything. What you are doing on an island might be cool to you, but to your followers it is just another half-naked picture on their timeline that they […]

9 easy ways to survive the ‘sophomore slump’ in college

Sophomore year is like the middle child in the family – the excitement of starting your freshman year is over, but the thought of graduation is nowhere in sight. The idea of stressing over tests and essays for the next three years seems exhausting. Almost all college students go through this dreadful “sophomore slump,” but […]

10 things, mate, you have to see in Sydney, Australia

Australia was voted the top destination in 2016, so if you’re looking to see what all the fuss is about, I recommend traveling to the iconic Sydney. Located on Australia’s east coast, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. It’s likely you won’t even know where to begin once arriving because the city is […]

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 […]

Pounce Café = Cats + beer. Does that get any better?

The South’s very first cat café – a cozy new spot that allows customers to take home the furry friends they make while indulging in local beverages and pastries – is the talk of downtown Charleston. Pounce Cat Café owners Ashley Brooks and Annaliese Hughes combined their love of cats with a simple business model and […]

3 luxury beauty items worth the extra cash

Just like any other college student, I’m constantly trying to save money and find the best bang for my buck. When it comes to beauty products and makeup, the CVS on George Street usually does the trick. But there are three luxury products I religiously cough up the cash for because they are truly transforming, […]

8 steps to achieve a flawless face

Let’s face it, we are all hormonal, pimple-faced human beings who work tirelessly to make something of ourselves – and by the end of the day, stress still rules all. And our skin is the first to let us know. Our face is our first impression, so why not take care of it?! You may […]

Live like a local: five of the best small businesses in CHS

When visiting Charleston everyone has his/her favorite spots to visit, and newcomers frequently flock to places like Waterfront Park, The Battery and King Street. These hotspots are undoubtedly beautiful and interesting, but if you really want to get a good feel for the heart and soul of Charleston, then you must travel off the beaten […]

How NOT to be a bridezilla on your wedding day

It seems nowadays wedding planning has become more of a hassle than an enjoyable experience. Many brides get so caught up in the process of having to find the caterer, DJ, venue, flowers, etc., they forget this is supposed to be fun! The key to avoid all the unnecessary stress is for brides to not […]

7 ways to spend a perfect weekend in Charleston  

From perfect eating spots to places to get your workout on, Charleston has almost everything to offer. The weather outside is usually beautiful and sunny, and the Holy City has so much to explore. Charleston is not just a city for the history nuts. Foodies, exercise enthusiasts and the typical tourist can find plenty of […]

5 ways to summer like a local in Charleston

Charleston is notoriously known for being a tourist hot spot, especially in the summer months. The historic buildings, cobbled streets, sunny beaches, horse drawn carriages and rich history attract visitors form all over the world. The various popular tourist attractions are a big part of what makes Charleston as great as it is, getting the […]

The five best places to get avocado toast in Charleston

If you don’t know what avocado toast is, you must be living under a rock because it is the most popular item on almost every brunch menu in Charleston, S.C., and probably the rest of the world. This smashed (or sliced) avocado on whole grain bread with a dash of olive oil and sea salt […]

7 events that showcase Charleston’s cuisine, culture

As the Southeast grows culturally, all eyes are on Charleston, S.C., as the culinary golden child, alluring and attractive to tourists. The Holy City is a booming hub of Southern culture, full of gorgeous architecture, historic charm and acclaimed restaurants. The best way to commend Charleston’s greatness is throwing events in celebration of all the […]

Off the beaten path: the best Charleston eats north of the Crosstown

  It’s no secret that Charleston, S.C., is known for its “foodie” scene. One of the biggest mistakes people make when they visit, however, is limiting their vacation eats to the classic, better-known restaurants located in the King Street and South of Broad areas. What most don’t know is that some of the city’s best-kept […]

I chose to room with my best friend, and this is what happened

I chose to room with my best friend. It was awesome. “Honey, I’m home,” is the perfect way to describe my roommate situation. I was told over and over that choosing to live with my best friend would “crash and burn.” But they were wrong. Living with my best friend is the best decision I […]

7 ways to eat healthy after college

After getting used to a college meal plan for four years, eating healthy and trying to avoid fast food restaurants while living on your own can be a challenge. It takes time and effort to learn to eat healthy and stay fit during your new career, and young adults too often easily slip into bad […]

9 places to go on a rainy day in Charleston

Charleston is a fabulous city, known for its charm, its beauty and its historic landmarks. In particular, Charleston is filled with lots of outdoor activities such as spending a relaxing day at the beach, exploring the Charleston City Market, or even simply walking around the historic sites scattered throughout the city. However, weather in Charleston […]

11 sayings all swimmers know too well

Swimmers are unique — to say the least. They create large splashes in and out of the pool, often seeming bizarre and insane to the outsider but completely normal and even conventional to a fellow swimmer. Full disclosure – I belong to this unusual species. I get up for 5 a.m. practices and secretly enjoy […]

7 quirks of Italians to remember when meeting the family  

If it has come to that point in your relationship where you are being summoned to meet the parents of your significant other, there are probably some instantaneous anxieties that are triggered. Perhaps you envision a cookie-cutter family that will sit you down and interrogate every move. Or maybe the scenario you imagined isn’t quite […]

Top 5 things to do while in Nantucket

Nantucket is a small island in Massachusetts that is the perfect summer destination for everyone, including college students. No matter where you live, it is easily accessible by plane, car or ferry. The island is full of dune beaches, clear water and a downtown lined with cobblestoned streets. And the unique architecture of Nantucket gives […]

Five healthy, simple substitutes for gluten, dairy 

Gluten-free and dairy-free eating has become a lifestyle choice for many, but for others, it’s a necessity. This list is not just for those with dietary restrictions in need of some new ideas, but also for those who want to be motivated to develop better eating patterns. The gluten-free and dairy-free industry has grown tremendously […]

5 must-see/do places in Barcelona

There’s always that one group of friends who spend a semester abroad together and won’t eeeeever let you forget it. They’re constantly uploading their abroad experience to Facebook, tossing up a #tbt any chance they can get, repeating the same (sometimes hilarious, but most of the time not entertaining) stories because “you had to be there” to […]

Eating through Barcelona one tapas at a time

Barcelona, Spain, is a city filled with rich culture and history. Whether you are walking through the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter or enjoying the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona is a city of pure beauty. And that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes but mostly through its food, which serves as […]

9 reasons Barcelona is the gem of Europe

Europe is an incredibly diverse continent, with grungy northeastern cities, beach towns on the glistening Mediterranean Sea, and small villages in the jagged mountains. So when planning a trip to such a diverse continent, how do you decide where to go? This decision can be made easy for you with one simple answer: Barcelona Barcelona […]

17 best emojis and the perfect times to use them

A picture can say a thousand words, but an emoji can relay a thousand feelings. Sometimes it’s easier to insert an emoji than type out exactly what you’re thinking. In a world digital communication, many times texts can be misinterpreted. Why type out that you’re not feeling well when the doctor emoji will suffice? How […]

6 of the best fashion trends for 2017

Fashion is always evolving, and spring is the time to see what is trending. The Fashion Weeks in Paris, New York City and Charleston have come and gone, but the weather has shifted and it’s time to get out those spring wardrobes and freshen them up. The trends of 2017 range from being fashion forward […]

How to dress for Charleston weather

Charleston is known for its beautiful weather, but in every season there are some things to consider while getting dressed for the day. Whether it’s being ready for random weather changes or staying prepared for a spur-of-the-moment beach trip, here are a few wardrobe tips for an entire year in the Holy City. by Laura […]