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 […]

4 times Kanye West has positively influenced the music industry

With his well-documented egotistical persona, rapper-producer Kanye West never seems to be a crowd favorite. In interviews and on social media, Kanye mostly brags about his own accomplishments, which easily turns many listeners off. But what if the music mogul is deserving of his ego? Despite popular belief, the Chicago native has had a positive […]

Op-ed: The supposed ‘party of family values’ is overlooking major flaws in its candidate

The race for the White House took a turn for the unusual when reality television star Donald Trump announced in June 2015 his plans to run for the presidency. And in the time since, the Republican Party – which has often dubbed itself the “party of family values” – has dug its own grave, and […]

Op-ed: It’s decision day – Clinton or Trump?

  The battle for presidency is coming down to the wire, with the options between “corrupt” Hillary Clinton and “ignorant” Donald Trump for Election Day. It seems obvious that the lesser of two evils is Clinton. Clinton is the more qualified, rational and ethical candidate when compared to Trump. As our former Secretary of State, […]

Op-ed: Social media has hijacked this election

Americans’ desire for entertainment has turned this presidential election into a reality show. Millennials are currently facing the most dramatic election of their lives between two candidates who became the butt of a joke the moment they were chosen as their party’s nominee. Thousands of memes sprung up the moment Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump entered the […]

5 reasons cardio after weight training is always best

Weights or cardio first? It’s a question many athletes have pondered, but the answer is simple – weights first. Professional trainers and athletes often disagree on this topic but science tells us time and time again that cardio after weight training is the best for the body…and here’s why: 1. Less risk for injury Most […]

5 things you don’t know about Earl Sweatshirt’s “I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside”

The year is 2010. Rapper Earl Sweatshirt, born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, is just an adolescent –  but that’s not stopping his music video “Earl” from racking in millions of views from across the globe. Viewers are not sure how to process the video, however. There is something intriguing about the way the lanky, chubby-cheeked youngster […]

Why learning a new language is good for you – and your brain

by Maddie Peralta Parlez vous francais? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Ablo Espanol? Why not? While kids across the world learn English in addition to other foreign languages since the time they enter elementary school (or earlier), most native-English speakers never get past elementary foreign language skills if they learn any at all. But research shows that […]

How to never have a hangover again…really.

by Phoebe Singleton We’ve all been there. One drink too many and the next morning is a nightmare. We spend all day miserable, vowing to ourselves that we’re never drinking again. That is, until our friend texts us a few days later asking if we want to do it all over. Luckily there are ways […]

Trump not too popular among Charleston locals

by Davy Kesey and Branden Edwards

CofC students support message of ‘Free the Nipple’ campaign

by Amelia Aktar & Taylor Mackey

CofC students support athletic teams in theory, not in reality

by Erik Goldback, Matt Reale & Cooper Rice

Transportation woes linger in the Holy City

Getting from point A to point B in Charleston is not as easy as it used to be. Transportation is a crucial part of everyone’s lives. But in Charleston, transportation has a threefold importance often overlooked. It plays a major role in not only the financial development of the city but also in its social and cultural […]

Three reasons you should be upset over North Carolina’s bathroom bill

A North Carolina law just made it illegal for a transgender individual to use the public bathroom that does not correspond to his or her birth sex. The city of Charlotte passed nondiscrimination laws that involved “public accommodation,” referring to equal access to gender-specific areas. In response, lawmakers passed what has become known as “the […]

Monmouth deserved a shot

by Erik Goldbach Three weeks before the Villanova men’s basketball team won the NCAA tournament in magnificent fashion, there was a team left out of March Madness that had every right to be there. The Monmouth Hawks men’s basketball team was not invited to the Big Dance for doing exactly what it was supposed to […]