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 […]

It’s time to forgive Chris Brown

Since Chris Brown’s 2009 domestic assault case against then-girlfriend Rihanna, Brown has had trouble validating his career because of his image. This has little to do with talent and much to do with the negative media attention he has continued to receive over the past seven years. Though Brown is far from perfect, his music […]

Students don’t feel so safe around downtown Charleston

With limited lighting around downtown Charleston and a fair amount of crime near campus, College of Charleston students don’t always feel so safe. by Tyler Day, Kevin Gao and Tess Viergever

How well do you know your American history?

Do you know who wrote the Declaration of Independence? (hint: it wasn’t just one author). What about the meaning of suffrage? Or what the Emancipation Proclamation did? If you have no idea, you’re not alone. These CofC students didn’t really either. by Alice Bultitude, Jordan Jenkins and Kaylee Wolfe

Do celebrity endorsements matter in ads? Apparently.

Whether you think celebrity endorsement influences your buying habits or not, these College of Charleston students tend to believe it can. by Olivia Griswold, Morgan Price and Ellinor Walters

7 things to know when living with college girls

by Kaylee Wolfe There’s a common misconception that all girls live in a cleaner, healthier and an all-around better environment than boys. Though I’ll admit there are few exceptions, women are actually just as sloppy as men, especially in college. The first-time experience of living alone is one of the most exciting and disgusting times of […]

Traditional Disney women are actually badass

As an indoctrinated child of traditional Disney films, I wanted to love “Frozen.” But I did not love this movie. Why? Because the magic in movies like “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” was nowhere in sight. It had been put aside for the rise of a politically correct world. A world that embraces feminism and has no […]

How the world is different if you’re asexual

Living day to day in a world that equates sex with love and happiness gets frustrating when you don’t experience sexual or romantic attraction. For 99 percent of the population, life comes with some pretty standard expectations about relationships, awkward crushes and lifelong love. For the other 1 percent, the people who don’t experience romantic or […]

Five things you probably didn’t know about Lamar Odom

When Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel last month, no one who knew Odom outside of basketball was all that surprised. The ex-NBA All Star, ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian, ex-reality TV star and ex-drug addict was not known so much for his upstanding lifestyle. But despite Odom’s morbidly cliché drug-induced overdose, there […]

It’s On Us, CofC, to put an end to sexual assault on college campuses

We’ve heard the catch phrases over and over. No Means No. Rape is Rape. Drunk is not Yes. And while the messages are extremely important as well as very true, they also have one fundamental flaw – they either put the onus on victims to be able to get out of a bad situation, or […]

Don’t miss these top Spring Break party destinations in 2016

If you didn’t get the Spring Break you desired this year, start planning now for the best break ever in 2016. College doesn’t last forever (usually) and you need to take advantage of this perfect excuse to party.   Cancun, Mexico Cancun defines Spring Break for people looking to party! It is one of the […]

Love is a battlefield: Gay marriage still a fight in America

Homophobic attitudes continue to decline as more states are legalizing same-sex marriage, but many people still harbor this irrational fear that gay marriage is tainting society. The fight for equal marriage is far from over. But there is a silver lining as the 21st century ushers in a new era of acceptance that has been long overdue. Read story… by […]

Last year’s trip to Cup Final was no fluke for surging Rangers

Popular opinion would’ve told you that the New York Rangers overachieved a year ago in making their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. And after losing the series in five games to the Los Angeles Kings, combined with a few big name losses in the offseason and a very underwhelming start […]