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 […]

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 […]

5 things you should know about gun control

I know. We’ve all gotten numb to the almost-weekly news alerts:  “Another shooting…” flashes across our screens, and we question how this can still be happening. As a nation, we are living in uncertain times, and the  president is doing less and less to prevent us from thinking mass shootings are going to be the […]

16 things only students with a puppy in college will understand

The euphoric feeling of driving home for the first time with your very own puppy and future best friend.   Those first couple of play-filled happy hours upon getting your puppy home are some of the most cherished memories you’ll ever have.   The realization dawns on you that this puppy is the epitome of […]

Business lessons from the Kardashian empire

The Kardashians have successfully created a multimillion-dollar brand by branding themselves. Their success began from their reality television show, which aired in 2007. As reported by Forbes, the Kardashian/Jenner family is “the highest earning family in reality television history.”   Currently, the Kardashian/Jenner family members are among the highest paid celebrities as they  continue to […]

7 ways to get in the holiday spirit

As the holiday season quickly approaches, it can be tough to feel the holiday cheer. Between family gatherings, busy work schedules and buying gifts, the stress can often take over. As an adult, the holidays can easily lose their magic when Santa no longer brings gifts to your tree. These tips and activities can help […]

Top 13 LGBTQ+ movies you need to see

“Boy Erased” embarks on its national expansion this month, but before you see the emotional true story about gay conversion therapy, there are some similar movies you should check out first. The life and struggle of those in the LGBTQ community have been portrayed many ways over the years in Hollywood, especially as societal views […]

11 ways to DESTRESS as a broke college student

Students know college is an exciting time. It’s filled with new experiences, new people and new opportunities. However, students also know college can suck. The loads of homework, the plethora of projects, and don’t forget the exams! We get it. Here are some tips to help relieve stress without spending your savings. Have a Netflix […]

7 fun things to do when the weather gets cooler

Find some ghosts Ghost tours are pretty popular and super informative – and they’re even better when the weather is cooler and even a little eerie. It’s a great way to learn about the many legends haunting the Holy City. There are many different tours to choose from with different themes.   Crawl through a […]

Going for a run? Here are the 5 best places in the Holy City

As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in America, it’s not surprising that thousands of visitors pour into Charleston every week The food, the history and the scenery continue to enchant both residents and guests alike. For tourists who like to be active while on vacation, the city has even more to offer. Though […]

7 ways to have a better day

We don’t always wake up on “the right side of the bed,” and not all of us are automatically in a good mood and ready to bring on the day. But even “being positive” isn’t our usual M.O., there are still a lot of ways to get out of ourselves and into a good mood, […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The ‘madness’ of March Madness is filling out the bracket

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has come and gone for 2017 with a perennial favorite North Carolina Tarheels team taking the crown in a final run that made for another exhilarating tournament. But Mike Pesca, a basketball commentator, thinks the reputation of March Madness  has more to do with the bracket than the actual game, with […]

9 reasons ‘summer camp counselor’ is better than ‘intern’

Every summer college students suddenly have three months of free time, and there’s often an overwhelming amount of pressure from colleges, parents or professors to get an internship and gain some work experience. But what if sitting at a desk isn’t your ideal way to spend a summer? Is any other option juEvery summer college […]

Where to eat in Charleston when you’re broke af: a memoir

Being a college student in a town that thrives off tourist prices like Charleston is not an easy undertaking. That weekly budget plan you made at the beginning of the semester can be difficult to stick to when you highly value Taco Tuesdays at Fuel. Before you know it you find yourself broke but with […]

5 reasons CofC needs a football team

Growing up I remember making a lot of great memories with my family. Some of the best come from watching the college bowl games as we put up our Christmas tree, or watching the Clemson-Carolina game with bated breath. While I have pleasant memories of attending the College of Charleston’s basketball games as well, I […]

13 ways CofC students can get outdoors

  When it comes to school work college students are no strangers to late nights, procrastination, mental breakdowns and much more. It is important for an overstressed student’s wellbeing to take breaks and get some fresh air. Not only is getting outdoors an easy stress reliever, it can also help students do better in school […]