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 […]

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 […]

5 things to love about Charleston

Charleston is known as a beautiful city with such rich historic charm. The city has captivated attentions from travelers around the world and attracts approximately 5 million tourist  each year. In return, Charleston has been ranked the No. 1 city in the United States by Travel + Leisure for six consecutive years. Maybe it is […]

7 things you need from Amazon

We all have an inner shopaholic, whether it is because we have had a couple of drinks or because we just want a little random enjoyment in your life, the answer is in this short list of items on Amazon that everyone should consider buying. For those times that you could use a helping hand […]

5 things college students should have under control before entering the real world

The fear of entering the “real world” hangs over the heads of almost every young adult right around the time graduation approaches. Though college encourages individuality and free thinking, actually carrying out adult activities and entering the workplace seems foreign and almost intimidating. To successfully prepare for the experiences in the world after college, it […]

9 reasons you still need to watch ‘Green Book’

Although the excitement and controversy of “Green Book” winning the Oscar for Best Motion Picture is long over, this stunning film will leave you speechless and completely full of thoughts at the same time. It is a must-see even though the hype is long over. The Oscar-winning film follows the true story of upcoming pianist […]

11 things every CofC student should check off the bucket list

Have you really even attended CofC if you haven’t done these things? No. Located in “America’s #1 City,” the College of Charleston, a public liberal arts university located in Charleston, South Carolina, was founded in 1770 and has had a rich history ever since. Students come from all over the country  – and world – […]

7 reasons napping is no joke

Napping is not just an activity; it’s a way of life. In college, it’s totally socially acceptable to nap whenever or wherever. That should also apply in the real world. Napping at the office on a lunch break is the perfect way to get in a few extra Zs for a more productive work day. […]

Charleston’s 17 most-Instagrammable restaurants

Instagram has become a platform to share not only pictures of your friends, but also aesthetically pleasing cuisine. Everything from pasta to ice cream can get thousands of likes, if you go to the right restaurants. If you are stuck eating leftovers at home again, hop on Instagram and live vicariously through others. Do not […]

The 5 best smoothie ingredients for a healthy thyroid

More than 27 million Americans struggle with thyroid disease daily. For those who do not know, the thyroid is a tiny gland in the neck that powers some of our body’s most important functions. These functions include hormone production, which aids with metabolism and organ performance. I have struggled with Hypothyroidism, where the thyroid produces […]

4 tips to surviving your first semester at CofC

Transitioning from high school to college is harder than it may seem. It is an exciting to be away from home and to make new friends and create new memories. Going to school at America’s Most Beautiful College Campus is going to be one of the most exciting times in your life and going to […]

5 places to escape home for the holidays

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold, find a romantic hideaway or just get away from your daily routine, the holidays offer exciting opportunities for adventure and trying new things. Mix things up this holiday season and let us help you find the perfect place to enjoy your vacation. Whatever your reason for getting away, […]

Remembering the greatest comic book story creator – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

With great power comes great responsibility — something that Stan Lee had taken to heart in all of the work he put in to the Marvel Universe, and something that has stuck with me from childhood into my adulthood. Stan Lee passed away Nov. 12 at 95. Stan “The Man” Lee made an impact on […]

3 simple things to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Everyone is always searching for the next best thing in creating a healthier lifestyle. Truth be told, it’s much more simple than you think. A few little changes to your daily routine can prove extremely beneficial in the long run. Minor tweaks to your everyday habits will create a much more positive future for your […]

5 reasons to visit Krakow

When people think of going abroad, their minds rarely think of Poland as an option. I know mine did not. Students who study abroad usually go to Italy or Spain, but more need to give Poland a chance. When I chose a study abroad program in Poland, I had no idea what to expect, but […]

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 […]

How to be a functional, anxious college student

Anxiety is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.” Anxiety is something that thousands […]

5 reasons to invest in Canada’s cannabis stock

While the legalization of marijuana in Canada this past October may sound wonderful for anyone who likes weed, it was really great news for people who like to make money. That’s because thousands of people had been buying tons of cannabis stock, making it a great investment. Strict federal guidelines may keep profits to 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 […]

5 ways to get your makeup fleeky

Finding the perfect makeup look that works best for you can be extremely exhausting, and it is very easy to critique an awful makeup job. Is it too cakey? Is it too bright? Does the makeup look as if you’re dead in a casket? These are all problems women face in the world of cosmetics, […]

Seven reasons to visit Israel in your lifetime

Israel is a tiny country packed tight with so much to offer to tourists. Sitting right on the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has so many picturesque views, a vibrant nightlife in the city of Tel Aviv, and food that will make your tastebuds wanting more. As a newer country, there is so much history everywhere you […]

Urban Yoga in Charleston – where anyone can ‘flow and grow’

Imagine a “welcoming, non-judgmental community” where everyone can “relax, connect with others and practice all aspects of yoga immersed with love and kindness.” This is the mantra for Urban Yoga, the King Street studio founded by Megan Gray. The studio offers a variety of classes accessible to all levels of experience including vinyasa, hot pilates, […]

How to fix NFL’s Pro Bowl

  The National Football League’s Pro Bowl sounds like a football fan’s dream – the best players in the league playing against each other. What could be better? As it turns out, a lot. Those familiar with the annual all-star NFL event know very well the overall “meh” feeling that fans experience from the game. […]

Sneaky toxins in your diet and why you should cut them

“Going paleo” has been a popular trend of late, but it’s important to remember introducing a paleo diet is not the same as “dieting.” Instead it is a lifestyle choice you make to treat your body with the kindness and care it deserves. The philosophy is based on the habits of the early homo sapiens, […]

Is technology actually making American society more anti-social?

Technology is supposed to make society more connected. We can constantly stay in touch with our smartphones in the palm of our hands through texting, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and many other outlets. But is talking face-to-face becoming ancient history thanks to this technology? Social media has become a primary form of communication. Yet, as we […]

5 essentials to help be your best self when you’re down

Our lives are like rollercoasters with so many ups and downs and loops and turns.   Sometimes we feel like we’re on top of the world and can take on anything with confidence, optimism and hope. But then there are times when downs of the rollercoaster seem to hit us the hardest and the deepest, […]

6 reasons why women still aren’t lifting weights

Ladies, do you walk straight to the cardio equipment when you enter the gym? Society has created a stigma that women shouldn’t lift weights, so much so that the majority of women have internalized thoughts that weights are manly and weights are only for men. The reason society has adopted this mentality stems from deep-rooted […]

Bikes around Charleston? Yikes!

It’s time for the protection of cyclists in Charleston. Charleston has repeatedly made headlines over the past decade for being an unsafe place for cyclists. The absence of practical bike lanes around the city has added to the confrontational culture between bikes and cars. The City Council has denied several proposed plans by local bikers […]

Standardized testing isn’t the future

The college application process has become a battle of the test scores, and in order to change it, the SAT and ACT should be abolished.   One number from a three-hour test ends up inaccurately reflecting 18 years of schooling. Heavily weighting a college acceptance based on a single test score puts bias on students […]

Pets known to provide significant health, life benefits

The solution to many common health problems may not be found in a pill box or a doctor’s office. People typically resort to medication or therapy for all kinds of conditions, but these methods are often expensive or have negative side-effects. Animal companionship and interaction has become a favorable alternative to traditional medical treatment, and […]